School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences

How to find us

The Tephra Analysis Unit is located at the EPMA Facility, Room 120 at the Grant Institute of Earth Science, University of Edinburgh, Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JW.

A map of King's Buildings is available here, where the Grant Institute of Earth Science is labelled Site 9. Other travel details, including air, bus and rail information are also available.

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.

One car parking permit for TAU clients at the King's Buildings is available. Please note that parking at the King's Buildings is only open to permit holders.

The Grant Institute of Earth Science (number 9 on the King's Buildings map) is reached via Gate no.2 on West Mains Road and is the first building on the left as you enter the campus.

Travelling by bus: From the city centre the no.42 bus is best for travelling to the King's Buildings campus. For further details and timetable infomation contact Lothian Buses (0131 555 6363).