contact us

PLA mail: room 248, School of Chemistry, Joseph Black Building, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3FJ, UK. Tel: +44 (0)131 650 5426 E-mail: Polly.Arnold@ed.ac.uk

the group mail: Lab34, School of Chemistry, Joseph Black Building, University of Edinburgh, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3FJ, UK. Tel: +44 (0)131 6517092


locate us

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The School of Chemistry building is called the Joseph Black building. We are in the lab 34 is on the East side of the central corridor of the main building. The Joseph Black building is no. 6 on the map of the King's Buildings science campus.

This campus is on the South side of the city of Edinburgh, at the bottom of this map of the campuses.


visit us: maps and links

by air:this website shows cities with direct flights to Edinburgh. A taxi from the airport costs ca. £25.

by train: Edinburgh Waverley is the main station, Edinburgh Haymarket is approximately the same distance away from the School of Chemistry. Ticketing and route information is available here. It is easiest to get a taxi to Chemistry from either or these, since both have good taxi ranks; the trip normally takes about 10 minutes, and costs ca. £11.

by car: Parking is free on West Mains Road and nearby the main gates to the King's Buildings. From the ringroad (A720), take the A701, which becomes Mayfield Road. Just after entrance gates 3 and 4 on the left is the crossroad junction with West Mains Road. Turn left at these lights, and then left again into gate 2 to reach Chemistry. The RAC's routeplanner is available here.

by bus: The local buses 24, 38 and 41 serve the King's buildings campus.

by public transport: general journey planning is possible at this website.


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