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Bankhead is a non-residential area of western Edinburgh, Scotland. It borders the Edinburgh City Bypass (A720) and Hermiston Gait (M8 motorway terminus) to the west, the Calders neighbourhood to the south – accessed via a pedestrian underpass, Sighthill to the east, and South Gyle/Edinburgh Park to the north. It is mostly occupied by a large industrial park. Amongst the companies here, Royal Mail and Burtons Biscuits have a large presence. Ethicon also had a plant here, but it has closed, and will reportedly be replaced by a sports facilities. Edinburgh College, the former Stevenson College and the Sighthill campus of Napier University are just to the west.



City Bypass

Junction 9: Calder
The dual-carriage Calder Road (A71) continues over the bypass here by means of a roundabout

Junction 10: Hermiston Gait
The M8 terminates here at a roundabout under the bypass with access to Hermiston Gait retail park.


The main Edinburgh-Glasgow railway line passes along the northern boundary and is served by Edinburgh Park station.


Bankhead tram stop is adjacently south of the railway line, close to the junction of Bankhead Drive and the South Gyle Access Road.

Preceding station   Edinburgh Trams   Following station
towards York Place
  York Place - Edinburgh Airport   Edinburgh Park Station
towards Airport


Lothian Buses

  • 3, 25, 34, 35 (Calder Road)
  • 18, 20, 35, 63 (Bankhead Avenue)
  • 2 (Bankhead Drive)
  • 21, 32 (Broomhouse Road)

First Scotland East

  • 27, 28 (Calder Road)
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