Riccarton, Edinburgh

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This statue of James Watt commissioned for the School of Arts today sits at Heriot-Watt's Riccarton Campus.

Riccarton is an area in Edinburgh's Green Belt, in Scotland. It is mainly undeveloped, with much farmland and few houses.

Riccarton is to the west of the Edinburgh City Bypass (the A720), and is known for being the location of Heriot-Watt University's main campus, including Oriam, Scotland's National Performance Centre for Sport which opened to the public in August 2016,[1] and hosts several national sporting teams, as well as providing Heart of Midlothian F.C. with training facilities and serving as a match venue for the under-20 team of Hibernian F.C.[2]

There have been a number of wrangles over development of the area in recent years.[citation needed]

The area is bordered by Currie, Juniper Green and Curriehill to the south, The Calders (Wester Hailes) to the east, and Hermiston to the north.


  1. ^ "National sports performance centre officially opens". STV News. Retrieved 2017-01-01. 
  2. ^ "Hibs 20s set to make Oriam facility at Riccarton their new home". www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com. Retrieved 2017-01-01. 

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Coordinates: 55°54′30″N 3°19′20″W / 55.90833°N 3.32222°W / 55.90833; -3.32222