School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences


How to find us

The SEM is located in Room 114, Grant Institute (Earth Science), University of Edinburgh, Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JW.

Travelling by car: From the city bypass (A720) take the Straiton exit and head towards the city centre along the A701. Continue along the A701 until you reach the junction at the foot of Liberton Brae. Take the left fork into Mayfield Road and the Kings Buildings campus will be on the left as you go up the hill. Continue to the traffic lights at the top of the hill and turn left into West Mains Road. See also map(s) of the Edinburgh area.


The Grant Institute (Earth Science) is reached via Gate no.2 on West Mains Road and is then the first building on the left as you enter the campus.

Please note that parking on campus is strictly by permit only. Commercial and external users should contact the SEM staff about parking arrangements.

Travelling by bus: From the city centre, the numbers 24, 41 and 42 will take you to the Kings Buildings campus. For further details and timetable information contact Lothian Buses (0131 555 6363).

For further information on travelling to Edinburgh and more maps of the University see the University of Edinburgh's page.