BGS Marine Operations site details

*** 2016 - BGS Scotland is relocating to The Lyell Centre ***

The BGS offices in Edinburgh and Loanhead are relocating to The Lyell Centre, a purpose built site on the Heriot-Watt University campus at Riccarton, in early 2016. The new home of BGS Scotland will also be a major joint BGS/Heriot-Watt University research centre for geological, petroleum and marine sciences.

The Lyell Centre will establish in Scotland a global centre of excellence based on research synergies and collaboration. It will bring together key expertise from both institutions as well as an £8.5m investment in top-level academic recruitment from around the world, providing a huge opportunity for earth and marine science in general and for Scotland in particular.

For the latest information please see our webpage on The Lyell Centre.

Address and contact details

Engineering & Core Store
British Geological Survey
2a Nivensknowe Road
EH20 9AU
Tel: +44 (0)131 448 2700
Fax: +44 (0)131 448 2545

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Directions by public transport

Bus service

There are several bus services that run to Loanhead from the centre of Edinburgh that are a short walk from Waverley Train Station:

The Loanhead office is located on the south side of Nivensknowe Road just before the entrance to Bilston Glen Industrial Estate and Pentland Industrial Estate. You can either ask the driver to advise you which stop is closest to Nobles Garage, either on Nivensknowe Road or the main Penicuik Road.

The office is easily identifiable with a sign on the gable end of the building and lots of containers and marine equipment in the yard at the front of the building. Press the intercom at the front gate for access to the site.