Bus drop-off

Please note all Book Festival schools events take place at our site at Edinburgh College of Art at 74 Lauriston Place in central Edinburgh, EH3 9DF. 

The designated bus drop-off for groups attending the Book Festival’s Baillie Gifford Schools Programme is at the south of Lady Lawson Street (closest to the junction with Lauriston Place and adjacent to Edinburgh College of Art.) From here you can enter the site at our Lady Lawson Street entrance. 

Gate 4 on the map below. 

You can pull in on either side of the street to drop off pupils and they will be helped to cross the street, if needed, by a crossing guard. 

Level access to our site is accessible from this point, but if you would like to reserve parking for children with specific access needs please contact us on schools@edbookfest.co.uk  

Any buses that stop at any other point other than the designated drop-off point will be asked to move to the correct point. Your cooperation is appreciated and will ensure the safety of school groups visiting the Book Festival site

You can find this information as a PDF here. We advise you print it and give it to your coach driver:

Bus drop-off

Schools Map 224