Telephone and Fax

+ 44 (0)1620 810 259

Postal Address

The Life Science Trust (Pishwanton Project)

Quince Cottage 4 Baxtersyke, Gifford,

EH41  4PL

Scotland, UK



  • By train: The nearest Railway Station is either in Dunbar or Edinburgh.
  • By bus: X6/106 and X8 runs from East Edinburgh to Haddington and west from Dunbar to Haddington (see timetables here). Bus service n 123 runs from Haddington to Gifford (see time tables here).
  • By car from the South East: take the A1 towards Edinburgh and take the exit at Haddington.
  • By Air: Edinburgh airport and from there to Haddington on bus X6/106  or X8 and number 123 from Gifford (as outlined above).


Pishwanton Wood is approximately 25 miles from Edinburgh city and  2.5 miles south of Gifford.


After leaving Gifford, at the top of the road splits into three. One road leads to Humbie, one to Gifford Golf Club, the other to Longyester.

Take the left hand turn, following signs for Longyester. At Longyester farm, turn right and follow the road for one mile.

Pishwanton Community wood is on the right hand side of the road. You will notice a large wooden kiln shed and the turf roof of our craft workshop. Please park in the car park provided, which is a hundred metres further up the road from these buildings.

To get  directions, click on the blue marker below.

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Website of The Life Science Trust