The Calders

For other uses, see Calder (disambiguation).

The Calders are a mainly residential part of Sighthill, in Edinburgh, Scotland. They are sometimes considered to be part of Wester Hailes or Sighthill. They are not to be confused with the Calders of West Lothian, aka West Calder, Mid Calder and East Calder. The Union Canal goes by here into the city. The Calders also contains the Wester Hailes Education Centre. The bulk of the housing stock is council owned, and the area contains some of the remaining high rises in Edinburgh (Cobbinshaw House, Dunsyre House and Medwin House). The majority of the other buildings are four storeys high, with a small percentage two storey, all of which were built in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Before they were built, the area contained prewar prefabs. When these buildings were demolished, the residents were rehoused in the new scheme.

To the north, the Calders border the A71 Calder Road, which is a dual carriageway leading off Edinburgh bypass into Gorgie, and Bankhead.

To the west, is the Edinburgh Bypass, and Heriot-Watt University's main campus at Riccarton, Edinburgh.

Coordinates: 55°55′10″N 3°17′45″W / 55.91944°N 3.29583°W / 55.91944; -3.29583

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