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Ingliston House

Ingliston (/ˈɪŋɡəlstən/; 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.


The name Ingliston either means the "settlement of the Inglis Family" or "English town".[1]

From 1965 to 1994 motor racing took place at Ingliston Racing Circuit, which was located within the Royal Highland Showground.[2]

From 1973 to 2005, a Sunday market was held at Ingliston. It was of one of the biggest open air markets in Europe.[3] For many years, a feature of the market was a 550 cm (18 ft)-tall statue of King Kong by Nicholas Monro.[4]

Ingliston Golf Club first appeared in the 1930s. The 18-hole parkland course closed in the 1960s and is now the site of the Royal Highland Show Ground. [5]

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
towards York Place
  Edinburgh Trams
Line 1
  Edinburgh Airport


  • Bell, Raymond MacKean Literary Corstorphine: A reader's guide to West Edinburgh, Leamington Books, Edinburgh 2017
  1. ^ Bell, Raymond MacKean (2017). Literary Corstorphine: A reader's guide to West Edinburgh. Edinburgh: Leamington Books. ISBN 9780244644406. 
  2. ^ "RHC racetrack - 50 years in pole position" (Press release). Royal Highland Centre. 8 December 2014. Archived from the original on 17 February 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Ingliston to shut down after bid to find new home stalls". Edinburgh Evening News. Johnston Press. 24 September 2005. Retrieved 17 February 2015. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ "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