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    If the school run does not fit well with your family life, our morning bus service might help. 

    The cost of using our morning services varies according to distance and costs between £2.00 and £4.50 per journey. Places on all routes must be booked in advance and for the whole school term. Services and times are subject to change depending on demand, please keep an eye on the Parent Portal for the most up to date information.

    Dolphinton / West Linton

    Time Pick-up point  Cost

    6.55am

    Dolphinton

    £4

    7.05am

    West Linton

    £4

    7.30am

    Hillend Bus Terminus

    £2

    7.45am 

    Westgarth Avenue, Colinton

    n/a

    If you would like more information on the bus service please contact the Deputy Head’s Secretary on 0131 312 2218 or dhsec@merchiston.co.uk.

    Edinburgh North and West End

    Time Pick-up point  Cost

    7.10am

    Fettes Avenue opposite Waitrose

    £3

    7.20am

    Craigcrook Road opposite Hillpark Drive

    £2

    7.30am

    Kingsburgh Road

    £2

    7.40am 

    Chester Street

    £2
    7.50am Polwarth Terrace at Ettrick Road £2

    If you would like more information on the bus service please contact the Deputy Head’s Secretary on 0131 312 2218 or dhsec@merchiston.co.uk.

    Fife and Inverkeithing (St George's and Merchiston until Gamekeepers Rd. / Merchiston shuttle from Gamekeepers)

    Time Pick-up point  Cost

    7.00am

    Limekilns Primary School

    £4

    7.15am

    Inverkeithing (stop near train station)

    £4

    7.25am

    South Queensferry (Tesco Bus Stop)

    £3

    7.45am 

    Barnton Shops

    £3
    7.50am Gamekeepers Rd (Crammond Rd North) £3

    If you would like more information on the bus service please contact the Deputy Head’s Secretary on 0131 312 2218 or dhsec@merchiston.co.uk.

    Edinburgh Southside (Merchiston Pupils Only)

    Time Pick-up point  Cost

    7.05am

    Dobbies Garden Centre Bus Stop

    £3

    7.20am

    Northfield Parish Church

    £3

    7.25am

    Marmion Crescent

    £3

    7.30am 

    Bus stop before junction with Gilmerton Rd

    £3
    7.40am Blackford Avenue (South Oswald Rd Bus Stop No. 24 & 41) £2
    7.45am Cluny Gardens near Cluny Church (Cluny Gardens Bus Stop No. 38) £2
    7.50am Luca's/Holy Corner (layby just up from Lucas) £2

    If you would like more information on the bus service please contact the Deputy Head’s Secretary on 0131 312 2218 or dhsec@merchiston.co.uk.

    East Lothian (Merchiston Pupils Only)

    Time Pick-up point  Cost

    7.00am

    Dunbar

    £4.50

    7.15am

    Haddington Police Station

    £4

    7.30am

    Tranent Church Street (The George Johnston Centre)

    £4

    If you would like more information on the bus service please contact the Deputy Head’s Secretary on 0131 312 2218 or dhsec@merchiston.co.uk.

    West Lothian (St George's and Layby Heriot Watt. / Merchiston shuttle from Gamekeepers

    Time Pick-up point  Cost

    7.05am

    Almondvale Bus Terminus (Stance G, Nandos)

    £4

    7.15am

    Knightsbridge West Rd

    £4

    7.25am

    Lizzie Brice's Roundabout (bus stop past the Shell garage on Calder Park Rd)

    £4

    7.33am 

    Mid Calder (opposite Fork & Field Pub)

    £4
    7.35am  East Calder (Tesco Express) £4
    7.50am Ratho Park (Dalmahoy Hotel) £3
    7.55am Layby opposite Heriot Watt Park & Ride £2

    If you would like more information on the bus service please contact the Deputy Head’s Secretary on 0131 312 2218 or dhsec@merchiston.co.uk.

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