How to Get Here


By Bus:

Although there is no direct bus route to the EICA, Lothian Buses service 20 stops in the town of Ratho which is just along the canal towpath to our centre. Get off at the bus stop opposite The Bridge Inn. Head back over the bridge and down to the Union Canal towpath. Take a walk along the towpath, west past The Bridge Inn (away from the new build houses) which will take around 15 minutes. Arrive at EICA via staircase on right of the path.

By Bike from Livingston, Uphall, Broxburn and Edinburgh:

Cycle routes take you from Livingston, Uphall and Broxburn and converge at the side of the Union Canal by Muirend. From Muirend follow the side of the Union canal past Clifton Mains to EICA.

You can also cycle from Fountainbridge in central Edinburgh along the Union Canal, past Longstone and over the City Bypass, through Ratho and then come up the staircase to our doorstep.

By Car

Please follow our directions as some sat nav's and GPS devices do not take you to the correct place when inserting the post code.

From The West on M8

At M8 junction 2 change from M8 onto the M9, signposted Stirling, M9, Forth Road Bridge, A90. Leave the M9 at junction 1 (signposted Airport) then at Newbridge roundabout take the 1st exit onto the B7030 (signposted Newbridge). Take the first left after the petrol station (Cliftonhall Road). Follow road straight avoiding signs for Ratho. Travel round the side of the Newbridge Industrial Estate, under the railway bridge and passed the Newbridge One estate. Travel under the bridges (the M8 then the canal) and up the hill. The EICA is on the left - it can be identified by a triangular pillar at the end of the road.

From The South on A1, A68 or A720

When you reach the City Bypass (A720) turn left following signs for Edinburgh North & West. Follow the City Bypass for the North & West and exit the bypass at the junction for the M8. Follow signs for Forth Road Bridge & Stirling (M9)At Newbridge roundabout take the 1st exit onto the B7030 (signposted Newbridge). Take the first left after the petrol station (Cliftonhall Road). Follow road straight avoiding signs for Ratho. Travel round the side of the Newbridge Industrial Estate, under the railway bridge and passed the Newbridge One estate. Travel under the bridges (the M8 then the canal) and up the hill. The EICA is on the left - it can be identified by a triangular pillar at the end of the road.

From The South West on A71

Follow the A71 heading towards Livingston. At the traffic lights at Wilkieston turn right (B7030). Take the second road on the right identified by a triangular pillar at the end of the road.

From Edinburgh City Centre

Follow directions for Edinburgh Airport (A8). Continue past the turnoff for the airport on A8 until you reach Newbridge Roundabout. At Newbridge roundabout take the 1st exit onto the B7030 (signposted Newbridge). Take the first left after the petrol station (Cliftonhall Road). Follow road straight avoiding signs for Ratho. Travel round the side of the Newbridge Industrial Estate, under the railway bridge and passed the Newbridge One estate. Travel under the bridges (the M8 then the canal) and up the hill. The EICA is on the left - it can be identified by a triangular pillar at the end of the road.

From The North, Forth Road Bridge on M90

When leaving Forth Road Bridge keep in right hand lane. Follow signs for Glasgow M8 and Stirling M9 following the new M9 spur. Stay left onto M9 south, towards Newbridge. Leave the M9 at Junction 1, then at Newbridge roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the B7030 (signposted Newbridge). Take the first left after the petrol station (Cliftonhall Road). Follow road straight avoiding signs for Ratho. Travel round the side of the Newbridge Industrial Estate, under the railway bridge and passed the Newbridge One estate. Travel under the bridges (the M8 then the canal) and up the hill.The EICA is on the left - it can be identified by a triangular pillar at the end of the road.

From The North West on M9

Leave the M9 at junction 1, then at Newbridge roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the B7030 (signposted Newbridge). Take the first left after the petrol station (Cliftonhall Road). Follow road straight avoiding signs for Ratho. Travel round the side of the Newbridge Industrial Estate, under the railway bridge and passed the Newbridge One estate. Travel under the bridges (the M8 then the canal) and up the hill. The EICA is on the left - it can be identified by a triangular pillar at the end of the road.