Heriot Toun in winter

How to find Heriot Toun Studio

 

Heriot Toun is located in the Scottish Borders, 17miles south of Edinburgh, 17 miles north of Galashiels on the A7. It's easy-peasy. Here's a photo of the turnoff on the A7 coming from the north:

 

When you turn off the A7 and go over the new concrete bridge over the railway, you'll see this:

Take the B709 to Innerleithen and we're now about one minute away! Look out for the creamy yellow gable end on the right as you come down the hill, the studio sits above it. Two white poles mark the bottom of the track, turn off here and head up the track to the studio where you can park outside.

If you pass the McFie Hall or the school, you've gone too far. Oh - and a word of warning - don't believe your satnav if you have one - it takes you a mile further down the road to Borthwick Hall.

Public Transport
The Borders now has a train line! Unfortunately Heriot wasn't given a station.. so car and bus will take you directly to Heriot, or the train will take you to Gorebridge (closest station) then it's the bus from there. Get in touch with us to find out what's best for you.

https://www.bordersbuses.co.uk/timetables 

https://www.buytickets.scotrail.co.uk/buytickets/combinedmatrix.aspx?Command=TimeTable

 

Winter Time

One of the lovely thing about the studio is that it's just off the beaten track and accessed via a private farm track ensuring a high degree of peace and quiet. The down side to this is, the council does not clear the track in the winter.

Please bare in mind that we're in a hilly rural area (altitude 800ft asl) and at times the track and parking area will be slippy; if you manage to get your car up the track in snowy weather, you might not manage to get it out again - all of the studio land is on a slope. So please check the weather forecast and local conditions before you arrive, then park at the bottom of the track first and check it out before you drive up to the studio. If in doubt, leave your car at the bottom of the track and walk the short distance to the studio. 
Feel free to give us a ring to check conditions.

The up side is - it's a great place to be in the winter! We'll even give you a sledge...

 

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