Bankhead, Edinburgh facts for kids
Bankhead is a non-residential area of west Edinburgh, Scotland. It borders the bypass (and Hermiston Gait) to the west, the Calders to the south, 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. Stevenson College and the former Sighthill campus of Napier University are just to the west.
Edinburgh City Bypass (A720)
Junction 9: Calder
The dual-carriaged 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
- 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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