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, as well as the Heart of Midlothian F.C. training ground.

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.

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