Where we are, and how to find us.
The IAD is situated in the basement level of 1 Morgan Lane, and in the Mezzanine of the new University Outreach Centre building on Holyrood Road.
There are lifts in both 1 Morgan Lane and the Outreach Centre that can take you to the offices and training / teaching rooms in the respective buildings. There are level-access accessible toilets in both locations. There is a corridor in the basement between the two buildings, however this joining corridor has two short sets of stairs (1 x 6 steps, 1 x 3 steps), so we advise that visitors check in advance which is the most appropriate doorway to enter.
If you have any questions about access please get in touch.
There are various options for cyclists to park their bikes in close proximity to the building.
There are 4 cycle racks providing parking for 8 bikes outside the IAD's Morgan Lane entrance at the rear of the building.
If you are a University staff member or student, the nearest secure and sheltered cycle store is outside the Centre for Sport and Exercise on the Pleasance (2-3 minutes walk). To use this store you need to ask the Centre for Sport and Exercise reception for access to be put onto your University Card.
Holyrood Road: Buses which pick up and drop off at bus stops right at the front of the building on Holyrood Road:
Royal Mile: Buses which pick up and drop off at bus stops on the Royal Mile:
South Bridge: Bus stops on South Bridge are a five minute walk from the building and are served by thirteen different Lothian Buses services:
You can plan your journey from anywhere within Edinburgh using the Lothian Buses website.
The IAD building is less than one mile from Edinburgh Waverley Station, around a 10 minute walk.
If you arrive at the airport, getting the 35 Lothian Buses service will take you to within a few minutes’ walk of the IAD building. The journey would take between 50 – 60 minutes by bus. The nearest 35 bus stop to the IAD is the stop on the Royal Mile just before the Story Telling Centre. Then walk down St Mary’s Street and then turn left on to Holyrood Road.
Alternatively, you can use the tram system to get to Princes Street (approx. 40 minutes) and then use any of the bus services listed above that take you to South Bridge. It is then just a few minutes’ walk to the IAD building.
Wherever you are, you can plan your journey from door to door using all means of public transport using the Traveline Scotland website.
Car sharing is an increasingly common and environmentally friendly way to make a trip. You can investigate the possibility of arranging your trip via the Liftshare website.
If travelling to us by taxi, taxis can drop off outside the ECPLS or Outreach Centre entrances on Holyrood Road, or can travel down Morgan Lane and drop off outside the IAD reception.