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: Borders Buses 235 and 253 run from Edinburgh bus station to Haddington and the 107 East Cost bus from Dunbar to Haddington. Eve Coaches run the 123 Gifford Circle from Haddington to Gifford.
  • By car from the South East: take the A1 towards Edinburgh and take the exit at Haddington.
  • By Air: From Edinburgh airport to Edinburgh bus station and from there to Haddington (as outlined above).


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

Map of Pishwanton

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.

View Pishwanton Wood on Google map