Scotland Yard Park

About the Park

Quiet, leafy, residential park in New Town area and near Broughton. Situated at the foot of Scotland Street, off Eyre Place, and joined to King George V Park (the two parks are essentially one). Two swing parks for children, one with a large slide, and good basketball court.

Scotland Yard was originally a station, and train goods yard. The old railway tunnel through which trains ran to the city centre is now bricked up and apparently used for storage. However, a second tunnel, the Rodney Street tunnel, heading North to Leith, officially re-opened in July 2009, extending the off-road pedestrian-cycleway network along the former railway line. Leith shore is but a 10 minute cycle ride away.

During the Edinburgh Fringe 2010, Grid Iron Theatre Co. and the Traverse are putting on an in situ, rites of passage drama Decky Does a Bronco in the children's playground at Scotland Yard.