School of GeoSciences

Buildings and campuses

Our School is based in several buildings across two University campuses in the beautiful city of Edinburgh, Scotland. 

The University provides campus maps and accessibility guides for the campuses and buildings.  

University campus maps and guides

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Kings Buildings Campus

An outdoor view in the gardens showing a modern glass building at Kings campus

This campus is around two miles (3km) south of Edinburgh city centre.  Our School has numerous office, research and teaching spaces within this campus. 

Our main locations are:

  • The Grant Institute
  • Crew Building
  • John Murray Laboratories 


Grant Institute physical address:  The King's Buildings, James Hutton Road, Edinburgh EH9 3FE

Crew Building  physical address:  The King's Buildings, Alexander Crum Brown Road, Edinburgh EH9 3FF

Central Area Campus

An outside view showing a modern timber and glass structure of the ECCI building

The Central campus is spread around numerous squares and streets in Edinburgh's city centre, with the highest concentration of University buildings around George Square.

Our School has several buildings located in High School Yards,  which is in the historic Old Town of Edinburgh.  It is around half a mile (600m) to George Square.

Our main locations are:

  • The Institute of Geography
  • The Drummond Library
  • Edinburgh Climate Change Institute (ECCI)


Institute of Geography physical address: Drummond St, Edinburgh EH8 9XP

ECCI physical address: High School Yards, Infirmary Street, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

Our research facilities

We have a full range of laboratory, field, and workshop facilities for our staff, undergraduate, postgraduate and research students. Some can also be used for research collaborations or hire.

We also host several national facilities on behalf of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). 

Our facilities are located across both the Central and Kings Building campuses, as well as further afield.

Our facilities