Ingliston

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Ingliston (Scots: Inglistoun) is an area in the west of Edinburgh, near Maybury, South Gyle and Newbridge, and is home to Edinburgh Airport and The Royal Highland Showground.

History[edit]

From 1965 to 1992 motor racing took place at Ingliston Motor Racing circuit, which was located within the Royal Highland Showground.

From 1973 to 2005, a Sunday market was held at Ingliston. It was of one of the biggest open air markets in Europe.[1] For many years, a feature of the market was a 550 cm (18 ft)-tall statue of King Kong by Nicholas Monro.[2]

Ingliston Golf Club (now defunct) first appeared in the 1930s. The eighteen-hole parkland course closed in the 1960s and is now the site of the Royal Highland Show Ground. [3]

Park and Ride[edit]

In 2006, the Ingliston Park and Ride site was opened and is one of a network of park and ride service around Edinburgh. A new tram stop on the Airport - York Place route operated by Edinburgh Trams opened at the end of May 2014.

Preceding station   Edinburgh Trams   Following station
Gogarburn
towards York Place
  York Place-Edinburgh Airport   Edinburgh Airport
Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/Ingliston-to-shut-down-after.2663861.jp
  2. ^ Noszlopy, George T. (1998). Public Sculpture of Birmingham including Sutton Coldfield. Public Sculpture of Britain 2. Liverpool University Press. p. 170. ISBN 0-85323-682-8. 
  3. ^ “Ingliston Golf Club”, “Golf’s Missing Links”.

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Coordinates: 55°56′22.10″N 3°22′21.01″W / 55.9394722°N 3.3725028°W / 55.9394722; -3.3725028