About the Area

Saughton, a suburb to the South of the city centre, is perhaps best known for its prison, Saughton Prison. It also has a seven-acre park, Saughton Park, with formal decorative garden and sports centre.

In 1908 Saughton Park was the site of the great Scottish National Exhibition and during the Second World War onions rather roses were cultivated in the formal gardens as Saughton helped to dig for victory.

The Water of Leith passes through Saughton.

The Edinburgh Tram has a stop at Saughton.