Welcome to Edinburgh!

When you arrive in Edinburgh, there are a few things you need to know about checking in to your University accommodation.

You should familiarise yourself with the arrival procedures so that moving goes as smoothly as possible. 

Arrival information 2019/20

You will not be able to move into your accommodation before your lease start date.

 

Arrival Information – September 2019

This information may change before the start of the academic year; you are advised to check this page for the latest news just before setting out for Edinburgh.

If you have fully accepted online, your contract of University accommodation, you should print a copy of your Arrivals Pass and follow the arrival information below.

If you have NOT fully accepted your online contract, please go to the Reception Centre at Pollock Halls of Residence on your arrival where our staff will assist you.

If you are staying at Grant House, your Tenancy Agreement does not start until 9am on Sunday 8th September.

Your Accommodation

Arrivals Weekend:

0900 – 2200 7th September

0900 – 1700 8th September

Unless stated otherwise below

All Other times

Ascham Court

ascham-court@ed.ac.uk

Common Room

Buccleuch Place

EH8 9LW

Reception Centre

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

  EH16 5AY

Baird House

baird-house@ed.ac.uk

Common Room

Baird House

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

Reception Centre

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

 EH16 5AY

Beaverbank

Beaver-bank@ed.ac.uk

Getting to Beaverbank

*8am-8pm*

Beaverbank Place Reception

17 Beaverbank Place

EH7 4FB

  *w/c 9th September 9am-5.30pm Monday-Friday*

  Beaverbank Place Reception

  17 Beaverbank Place

  EH7 4FB

*outwith Security team on 0131 557 0201 / 07469415693*

Blackfriars Street

blackfriars-st@ed.ac.uk

*24-hour Reception*

Safetstay Hostel Reception

50 Blackfriars Street

EH1 1NE

*24-hours Reception*

Safestay Hostel Reception

50 Blackfriars Street

EH1 1NE

Blackwood Crescent

blackwood-  causewayside@ed.ac.uk

Common Room

Fraser Court

Romero Place

EH16 5AU

Reception Centre

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

  EH16 5AY

Brae House

Brae-house@ed.ac.uk

Getting to Brae House

*8am-8pm*

Brae House Reception

31-33 Abbeyhill

EH8 8EH

 

*8am-8pm Mon-Fri*

*Closed Sat & Sun*

Brae House Reception

31-33

Abbeyhill

 EH8 8EH

 *if no-one at Reception call 0131 201 2083*

Bridge House

Bridge-house@ed.ac.uk

Getting to Bridge House

*8am-10pm Saturday*

*8am – 8pm Sunday*

Reception  

123 Fountainbridge,

West Tollcross

 EH3 9QG

*If arriving by car use 18 West Tollcross, EH3 9QN

*w/c 9th September 8am-8pm Monday-Friday* 

*1.30pm-5pm Saturday* 

Closed Sunday

Mobile security team when closed - students advised to call 30 mins in advance - 0300 303 1611

 Reception  

 123 Fountainbridge,

 West Tollcross

  EH3 9QG

*out-with call 0300 303 1611 when you are 30 minutes away from arriving*

 

Buccleuch Place and Buccleuch Place Lane

Buccleuch-place@ed.ac.uk

Buccleuch-place-lane@ed.ac.uk

Common Room

Buccleuch Place

 EH8 9LW

  Reception

  7 Richmond Place

  EH8 9ST

Causewayside

blackwood-    causewayside@ed.ac.uk

 

Common Room

Fraser Court

Romero Place

EH16 5AU

Reception Centre

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

Chancellors Court - Arthurs Seat

chancellors-court@ed.ac.uk

A block Foyer, Chancellors Court

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

Reception Centre

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

 Chancellors Court - Crags

chancellors-court@ed.ac.uk

C Block Pantry

Chancellors Court

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

Reception Centre

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

College Wynd

college-wynd@ed.ac.uk

Common Room

5 Kincaid's Court

EH1 1JT

Reception

7 Richmond Place

EH8 9ST

Darroch Court

darroch-court@ed.ac.uk

Site Office

10 Darroch Court

St John's Hill

EH8 9TS

Reception

7 Richmond Place

EH8 9ST

David Horn House

david-horn-house@ed.ac.uk

House Office

David Horn House

42 Craigmillar Park

  EH16 5PS

  Reception Centre

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

Deaconess House

deaconess@ed.ac.uk

Common Room

Deaconess House

142/01 Pleasance

EH8 9RR

Reception

7 Richmond Place

EH8 9ST

East Newington Place

east-newington-place@ed.ac.uk

Site Office

7/1 East Newington Place EH9 1QP

Reception Centre

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

Ewing House

ewing-house@ed.ac.uk

Common room

Ewing House

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

Reception Centre

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

Fraser Court

fraser-court@ed.ac.uk

Common Room

Fraser Court

Romero Place

EH16 5AU

Reception Centre

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

Grant House

grant-house@ed.ac.uk

***Only available from 9am 8th September***

Common Room

Grant House

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

Reception Centre

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

Haddington Place

haddington-place@ed.ac.uk

*Sat & Sund 9am – 10pm

Reception

38A Haddington Place

Edinburgh

EH7 4AG

*9am-5pm Mon-Fri*

*Closed Sat & Sun*

Reception

38A Haddington Place

Edinburgh

EH7 4AG

Security on site until the 30th September.

From 1st October Out of hours; call out after 17:00 and at weekends. Service Centre - 0239 224 2151

Hermit's Croft

hermits-croft@ed.ac.uk

Site Office

7/1 East Newington Place EH9 1QP

Reception Centre

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

Holland House

holland-house@ed.ac.uk

Kirkland Room

Holland House

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

Reception Centre

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

Holland Annexe

fraser-court@ed.ac.uk

Site office

Fraser Court

Romero Place

EH16 5AU

Reception Centre

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

John Burnett House

johnburnett-house@ed.ac.uk

Common Room

John Burnett House

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

Reception Centre

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

 

Kincaid's Court

kincaids-court@ed.ac.uk

Common Room

5 Kincaid's Court

EH1 1JT

Reception

7 Richmond Place

EH8 9ST

Kitchener House

kitchener-house@ed.ac.uk

House Office

Kitchener House

6 Gordon Terrace

EH16 5QH

Reception Centre

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

Lee House

lee-house@ed.ac.uk

 

Common Room

Lee House

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

Reception Centre

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

Morgan Court

morgan-court@ed.ac.uk

Site Office

10 Darroch Court

St John's Hill

EH8 9TS

Reception

7 Richmond Place

EH8 9ST

 

Murano Place

Murano-Place@ed.ac.uk

 

*8am-6pm*

Site Office

Murano Place

3-5 Amphion Lane

EH7 5FL

  *w/c 9th September 9am-6pm      Monday- Friday*

*Closed Sat & Sun*

Site Office

Murano Place

3-5 Amphion Lane

EH7 5FL

*outwith contact Security on 07557369106 or 07342077350*

Mylne's Court

mylnes-court@ed.ac.uk

House Office

Mylnes Court

517 Lawnmarket

EH1 2PF

Reception

7 Richmond Place

EH8 9ST

New Arthur Place

new-arthur-place@ed.ac.uk

Common Room

Deaconess House

142/01 Pleasance

EH8 9RR

  Reception

  7 Richmond Place

EH8 9ST

New Park

new-park@ed.ac.uk

*8am-6pm* 

Reception, Block B

14-18 Bothwell Street

Edinburgh

EH7 5PS

 *8am-6pm Mon - Fri*

*9am-6pm - Sat & Sun

Reception, Block B

14-18 Bothwell Street

Edinburgh

EH7 5PS

*if arriving after 1st October between 3am-8am you will need to call 0131 652 2767

Nicholson Street

nicst-south-college-st@ed.ac.uk

Common Room

15 Robertson's Close

EH1 1LY

  Reception

  7 Richmond Place

  EH8 9ST

O’Shea North:

Flats & studios

Holyrood-Site@ed.ac.uk

O’Shea Residence Hall,

9D Holyrood Road,

EH8 8FQ

 

  O’Shea Residence Hall

  9D Holyrood Road

  EH8 8FQ

 

O’Shea North:

Residence Hall

Holyrood-Site@ed.ac.uk

O’Shea Residence Hall,

9D Holyrood Road,

EH8 8FQ

 

  O’Shea Residence Hall

  9D Holyrood Road

  EH8 8FQ

 

O’Shea South

Holyrood-Site@ed.ac.uk

 

*9am-6pm* 

O’Shea South Common Room

96 Holyrood Road

EH8 8FH

 

 

 O’Shea Residence Hall

  9D Holyrood Road

  EH8 8FQ

 

Ratcliffe Terrace

ratcliffe-terrace@ed.ac.uk

Common Room

Fraser Court

Romero Place

EH16 5AU

Reception Centre

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

Richmond Place

richmond-place@ed.ac.uk

Reception

7 Richmond Place

EH8 9ST

  Reception

  7 Richmond Place

EH8 9ST

Riego Street

riego-street@ed.ac.uk

Common Room

Riego Street

EH3 9BL

 

Reception Centre

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

Robertson's Close

robertsons-close@ed.ac.uk

Common Room

15 Robertson's Close

EH1 1LY

 

Reception

7 Richmond Place

EH8 9ST

Roxburgh Place

richmond-place@ed.ac.uk

Reception

7 Richmond Place

EH8 9ST

  Reception

  7 Richmond Place

EH8 9ST

Salisbury Court

salisbury-court@ed.ac.uk

*8am-10pm Saturday*

*8am – 8pm Sunday*

Reception

Salisbury Court

104 St Leonard’s Street

 EH8 9RD

  *8am-8pm Monday-Friday*

*10am-6pm Saturday*

Closed Sunday

  Reception

  Salisbury Court

  104 St Leonard’s Street

EH8 9RD

*outwith call Mobile Security team on 0300 303 1611*

Sciennes &

Sciennes Place

sciennes-site@ed.ac.uk

Common Room

28 Sciennes

EH9 1NJ

Reception Centre

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

Shrubhill Place

Shrub-hill@ed.ac.uk

 

*8am–6pm*

Reception

Shrubhill Place

8 Middlefield

EH7 4QW

 *w/c 9th September 9am-6pm

Monday- Friday*

*Closed Sat & Sun*

  Reception

  Shrubhill Place

  8 Middlefield

  EH7 4QW

*outwith contact Security on 07557369106 or 07342077350*

South Clerk Street

south-clerk-st@ed.ac.uk

Site Office

7/1 East Newington Place EH9 1QP

Reception Centre

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

South College Street

NicSt-South-CollegeSt@ed.ac.uk

Common Room

15 Robertson's Close

EH1 1LY

Reception

7 Richmond Place

EH8 9ST

Turner House

turner-house@ed.ac.uk

Common Room

Turner House

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

Reception Centre

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

Warrender Park Crescent

warrender-park-cres@ed.ac.uk

Common Room

24 Warrender Park Crescent

EH9 1DY

Reception Centre

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

Warrender Park Road

warrender-park-road@ed.ac.uk

Common Room

24 Warrender Park Crescent

EH9 1DY

Reception Centre

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

West Mains Road

west-mains-road@ed.ac.uk

House Office

Kitchener House

6 Gordon Terrace

EH16 5QH

Reception Centre

Pollock Halls of Residence

18 Holyrood Park Road

EH16 5AY

 

Arrival procedures, including check-in and key collection.

This information may be subject to change; you are advised to check this page for the latest news just before setting out for Edinburgh.

If you have accepted your contract offer of University accommodation and paid in full, you will be able to move directly in to your allocated accommodation and should follow key collection procedures below.

Key Collection and Arrival

On arrival in Edinburgh, please go directly to the Site Office noted in the table below to collect the keys for your flat, before going to your accommodation. 

Staff will be available from 09:00 - 22:00 on site on Sundays 23 June, 14 July and 4 August to welcome you.

Allocated Accommodation

Site Office (including Edinburgh post code)

Site email address for late arrivals

East Newington Place

Sciennes common room, 28 Sciennes, EH9 1NJ

east-newington-place@ed.ac.uk

New Arthur Place

Richmond Place reception, 7 Richmond Place, EH8 9ST

new-arthur-place@ed.ac.uk

Nicolson/South College Street

Richmond Place reception, 7 Richmond Place, EH8 9ST

nicst-south-college-st@ed.ac.uk

Ratcliffe Terrace

Sciennes common room, 28 Sciennes, EH9 1NJ

ratcliffe-terrace@ed.ac.uk

Riego Street

Riego common room, EH3 9BL

riego-street@ed.ac.uk

Sciennes 

Sciennes common room, 28 Sciennes, EH9 1NJ

sciennes-site@ed.ac.uk

Sciennes Place

Sciennes common room, 28 Sciennes, EH9 1NJ

sciennes-site@ed.ac.uk

South Clerk Street

South Clerk Street common room, 38/6 South Clerk Street, EH8 9PS

south-clerk-st@ed.ac.uk

Late arrivals


If you are going to arrive after 22:00 (10pm) please contact us in advance on the relevant Site email address above so we can make arrangements for access. If you are unexpectedly delayed, please go to our main Reception Centre at Pollock Halls, 18 Holyrood Park Road, EH16 5AY; our Community Support Team will arrange access to your accommodation on a temporary basis.

If arriving on or after the Monday start date of your course, you should go directly to class at Moray House. Access to your accommodation can then be gained between 18:00 and 19:00 (6.00pm and 7.00pm) at the relevant Site Office above, where staff will be able to assist you.

If arriving outwith these times please go directly to our main Reception Centre at Pollock Halls, 18 Holyrood Park Road, EH16 5AY; our Community Support Team will arrange access to your accommodation on a temporary basis and you will be able to collect your keys from the site office the following day.

 

If you have fully accepted your contract of University accommodation continuing students can collect keys at our main Reception Centre* at Pollock Halls, 18 Holyrood Park Road, EH16 5AY from 12:00 (12 noon) on the day your lease starts; please bring your student ID.

*Deaconess Studio keys are collected from Richmond Place Reception, 5-9 Richmond Place, EH8 9ST.

Keys will continue to be held at the Reception Centre until they are collected. You will not be able to collect keys for fellow flatmates.

To receive your keys and tenant information, you must present to Pollock Halls Reception Centre:

  • proof of ID and
  • Your University accommodation address.

If you have not fully accepted your accommodation contract offer, you are required to arrive between 09:00 and 17:00 Monday - Friday in order to complete any necessary paperwork with our Allocations Team. You may need to book temporary accommodation in a guest house or youth hostel until your offer is fully accepted.

More information

If you have fully accepted your contract offer of University accommodation, you will be able to move into your accommodation from 12:00 on the commencement date of your lease.

You should collect keys from the Pollock Halls Reception Centre, 18 Holyrood Park Road, EH16 5AY

For Mylnes Court keys should be collected from Richmond Place Reception, 7 Richmond Place, Edinburgh EH8 9ST

To receive your keys and tenant information, you must present to Pollock Halls Reception Centre:

  • proof of ID and
  • Your University accommodation address.

If you have not fully accepted your accommodation contract offer, you are required to arrive between 09:00 and 17:00 Monday - Friday in order to complete any necessary paperwork with our Allocations Team or your Accommodation Manager. You may need to book temporary accommodation in a guest house or youth hostel until your offer is fully accepted.

When you arrive in Edinburgh, there are a few things you need to know about checking in to your new University accommodation.

You should familiarise yourself with the arrival procedures for your allocated accommodation so that moving in goes smoothly.

Self-catered flats - arrival procedures including for families, couples and returning students

This information may change before your arrival date, therefore you are advised to check this page for the latest news before setting out
for Edinburgh.