MUSSELBURGH – THE CAMPUS LOCALITY
Our campus, which opened in October 2007 is situated on the east side of Edinburgh, by Musselburgh. The
campus is positioned between Musselburgh Station and Newcraighall, home of
the Fort Kinnaird shopping complex.
Musselburgh is a pretty coastal town and is East
Lothian’s largest and
rapidly expanding town. At the last census in 2001, the population was 22,112
and has continued to grow as new housing developments have sprung up in recent
Musselburgh has a great deal to offer students: a theatre, a sports centre
with swimming pool, numerous supermarkets and shops, a racecourse, two golf
courses, a harbour, a beach, restaurants, pubs, a public library, riverside
walks, a pitch and putt course, a bowling green, a public park and a museum.
The campus is only a short walk from Fort Kinnaird, a vast outdoor shopping
complex which incorporates most high street chain stores, numerous restaurants,
a 12 screen cinema and a bowling alley.
With a population of more than 90,000 East Lothian
is one of the most picturesque areas of Scotland. The County stretches
from the eastern edge of Edinburgh to the waters of the North Sea. Rich in
history, the past is kept alive with rugged castles, historic market towns
and the remains of ancient settlements.
Throughout the summer months East Lothian hosts
many local galas, festivals, fetes and agricultural shows. Places of interest
to visit, include the Museum of Flight at East Fortune, Glenkinchie, Scotland's
most southerly distillery; the Bass Rock, a sanctuary for birds and the 3rd
largest gannetry in the world, the
Seabird Centre, North Berwick and the John Muir Birthplace in Dunbar, which
details the life and achievements of the conservationist and founder of
America's National Parks. Historic castles include Dirleton, Tantallon and
Hailes, which are all maintained by Historic Scotland. East Lothian ‘s
famous golf course, Muirfield has also been home to the Open Championship 14
times since 1892 and last held there in 2002.
More information on East Lothian can be found on East Lothian Council’s website.