For other uses, see Lauriston (disambiguation).
Not to be confused with Lauriston Castle which is in a separate area of Edinburgh.
Houses on the south of Lauriston overlooking the Meadows

Lauriston is an area of central Edinburgh, Scotland. The former location of the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, the area is undergoing a major re-development known as Quartermile. New apartments, restaurants, hotels and offices are planned.

Lauriston is adjacent to The Meadows, a large public park in the centre of Edinburgh, and is home to the Edinburgh College of Art and the headquarters of the Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service, plus the Museum of Fire.

George Heriot's School is located on Lauriston Place opposite the Quartermile development.

The original and second (but not present) buildings of George Watson's College were also in Lauriston.


Coordinates: 55°56′42″N 3°11′49″W / 55.94500°N 3.19694°W / 55.94500; -3.19694

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