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Newbridge, Edinburgh

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The flooded workings of Hillwood Quarry, south of Newbridge, dolerite was extracted here
The flooded workings of Hillwood Quarry, south of Newbridge, dolerite was extracted here

Newbridge (Scottish Gaelic: An Drochaid Nuadh) is a village within the parish of Kirkliston, to the west of Edinburgh, Scotland. It originally lay on the western edge of the county of Midlothian; however, local government reforms in the late 20th century placed it within the jurisdiction of the City of Edinburgh Council.

Newbridge (including Ratho Station) had a total population of 1,074 at the 2011 Census based on the 2010 definition of the locality.[1]

Local amenities

Newbridge has an industrial estate, two car dealerships, a Royal Bank of Scotland branch, a pub with a large beer garden (the Newbridge Inn, founded in 1683), a bowling club, a McDonald's restaurant, a petrol station, a Premier Inn (with Thyme restaurant), a cafe and a fish and chip shop. There is a Scotmid nearby at Ratho Station. Larger supermarkets can be found in Broxburn. A doctor's surgery and a chemist are located in Ratho.

Transport

Road

The Newbridge roundabout was built in 1970 as a flat roundabout serving the M8 Edinburgh to Glasgow motorway, the M9 Edinburgh to Stirling motorway, the A8 and the A89. One of the busiest roundabouts in Scotland, traffic congestion became intolerable and it was converted to a grade-separated roundabout interchange in 1997, becoming Junction 1 of the M9. The A8 (dual carriageway to Maybury junction only) runs from the Newbridge Roundabout into Edinburgh City Centre. The A89 road runs from Newbridge roundabout to Broxburn.

Bus

Newbridge is served by several bus services

First Scotland East

  • 18 (Edinburgh - Broxburn - Dechmont - Bathgate)
  • 20 (Slateford - Kingsknowe - Wester Hailes - Edinburgh Park - Ratho Station - Ratho)
  • X24 (Deans - Eliburn - Livingston - Pumpherston - Broxburn - Edinburgh)
  • X25 (Blackridge - Armadale - Bathgate - Deans - Livingston - Broxburn - Edinburgh)
  • X38 (Stirling - Plean - Larbert - Falkirk - Linlithgow - Kirkliston - Edinburgh)
  • 63 (Balerno - Currie - Riccarton - Sighthill - Gyle Centre - Newbridge - Kirkliston - Queensferry)
  • 600 (Whitburn - Livingston - Broxburn - Winchburgh - Kirkliston - Edinburgh Airport)

Lothian Country Buses

  • X18 (Whitburn - Armadale - Bathgate - Dechmomt - Broxburn - Edinburgh)
  • 275 (Bathgate - Seafield - Livingston - Pumpherston - Broxburn - Gyle Centre - Hermiston Gait)

Stagecoach East Scotland

  • X51 (Dunfermline Bus Station, Forth Road Bridge, Queensferry, Kirkliston, Livingston, Harthill, Glasgow Bus Station)

Air

Newbridge is about a mile from Edinburgh Airport's Terminal Building, However, the runway ends just before the M9 motorway and planes often fly low over Newbridge.

Tram

Newbridge will be the western terminus of Tram Line 2

Schools

Newbridge shares Hillwood Primary School with Ratho Station. Newbridge is in the catchment area for Craigmount High School.

See also

Sources

  1. ^ "Ratho Station (City of Edinburgh)". Retrieved 21 June 2014.

This page was last edited on 29 June 2021, at 07:53
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