Usher Institute

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The Usher Institute is currently split over two main locations, in the historic Old Medical School at Teviot Place, and impressive modern space within NINE Edinburgh BioQuarter. Over April/May 2024 we will be relocating to the Usher Building at Edinburgh BioQuarter - next door to Building NINE.

Directions for arriving at our sites by car, foot or public transport can be found below, in addition to the postal address of each building.

Usher @ Edinburgh BioQuarter

Nine BioQuarter Building in Edinburgh

The Usher Institute is partially located within NINE Edinburgh BioQuarter, on the south-east edge of the BioQuarter campus. The Transport & Parking department has substantial information on reaching this campus by any method - however, please also note the specific information below if arriving by car or bus.

Travelling to BioQuarter

By car

NINE Edinburgh BioQuarter is not directly accessible from the hospital side of the BioQuarter campus. Instead, vehicular access is from Little France Road, off of Old Dalkeith Road/A7.

Due to the multi-tenancy nature of NINE Edinburgh BioQuarter, parking is extremely limited. It is not covered by the University permit system. Please contact your host or meeting organiser for more information or to request local parking.

Parking facilities are available at the Royal Infirmary, a short walk away. There are also regular buses to the hospital from the nearby free Sheriffhall Park & Ride facility.

Lothian Buses Park & Ride

From the airport, NINE Edinburgh BioQuarter can be reached in approximately 30 mins, traffic dependent.

By bus

Annotated version of Lothian Buses route map to Nine BioQuarter
Annotated version of Lothian Buses route map to Nine BioQuarter, showing walking route in red

Follow the University's directions to the Royal Infirmary at Edinburgh BioQuarter, and alight at the bus hub (stops IA, IB and IC go to the city; stops IN, IO and IP come from city).

From the bus hubs, purple signage will direct you to NINE Edinburgh BioQuarter, with both stepped and step-free paths available. The walk is less than ten minutes. Fairfield Walk running along the side of the new Institute of Regeneration and Repair (South) building is now open making it a shorter walk from the BioQuarter bus hub to NINE (see the red line on map above).

Top tips on bus travel from Usher staff

- From Princes St West End, take Lothian Bus number 24 (~45 mins)

- From Princes Street East, take Lothian Bus numbers 8, 33 (~45 mins)

- From Airport - take Lothian Bus number 400 (~1hr 20)

- From Granton/Western General Hospital take Lothian Bus number 24 or 38 (~1hr)

- From Clermiston, Davidson Mains, Portobello, take Lothian Bus number 21 (~30 mins from Portobello, 1hr 30 from Clermiston)

- Lothian Bus number 7 takes a circuitous route to arrive at BioQuarter, and is not advised


If commuting between Teviot Place and BioQuarter campus, allow 40-45 minutes, including the walk up from the bus stops:

- Take Lothian Bus numbers 8, 33 or 49 from Surgeon's Hall stop (opposite the Mosque Kitchen on Nicholson St)

- Consider taking Lothian Bus number 14 and getting off at Milligan Drive.  This leaves a 10 minute walk to BioQuarter but the bus stop to get on is closer to Teviot Place and the route is direct so may turn out to be faster overall

Disability access

NINE Edinburgh BioQuarter is fully accessible by visitors in wheelchairs or with mobility needs. If you require any reasonable adjustments to be made to facilitate your visit, please let us know prior to your arrival.

Neighbouring organisations

The Usher Institute is located on Level 2 within NINE Edinburgh BioQuarter, alongside colleagues from NHS and other organisations. Some facilities such as meeting rooms are utilised by all.

Usher Institute @ BioQuarter

Contact details



9 Little France Road
Edinburgh BioQuarter

Post Code
EH16 4UX

Usher @ Teviot Place

CPHS at Teviot Place

The Usher Institute is partially located in the Old Medical School, Teviot Place. This is part of the Central Area campus, and the Transport & Parking department has substantial travel information for this campus. Reception is through Doorway 1.

Travelling to the Central Area

Campus map - Old Medical School Building

Disability access

The University's Estates department has created guides for disability access and facilities for all University buildings. Select "Teviot Medical School" from their list.

Accessibility Maps and Guides to Access

 If you require any reasonable adjustments to be made to facilitate your visit, please let us know prior to your

Usher Institute @ Teviot Place

Contact details



Old Medical School
Teviot Place

Additional sites

We also have sites at the Mackenzie Medial Centre, 30 West Richmond Street and 23 Buccleuch Place.

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