On Tuesday, Scotland will take on France under-16s in Edinburgh, kick-off 7.30pm.
It will be the first-ever international match to be played at Oriam, the new Sports Performance Centre.
Oriam is located in the south-west of Edinburgh, six miles from the city centre at the site of Heriot Watt University. The facility has excellent transport links allowing ease of access to Edinburgh city centre, Edinburgh airport and wider surrounding areas.
Getting to Oriam by car is easy. Oriam is very well connected, being only half a mile from the Calder Junction of the A720 City of Edinburgh by-pass and the A71. You’ll see clear signs for Heriot-Watt University on your approach. Car parking for spectators is designated in car park H which is a 5 minute walk to the Main Reception.
The mainline rail network runs to the city centre with major stations at Princes St and Haymarket. Curriehill station, which is only one mile from Oriam, offers a frequent service to Edinburgh Waverley and Glasgow Central Station. There is no direct transport link from either Edinburgh Park or Curriehill so it is advisable to alight at Haymarket and take a number 25 from Dalry Road which terminates at the campus. Rail timetables can be found on the National Rail website.
From the centre of Edinburgh the bus journey takes about 30–40 minutes. The number 25 departs every 10 minutes during the day, and every 15 minutes after 8.00pm. Fares cost £1.60 for a single adult and £0.80 under 16’s. A day ticket can also be purchased at £4.00 per adult, £2.00 per child.
Please note that exact money is required for Lothian Buses but not for Airlink. Payment can be made using your mobile phone. Regular users should consider getting a Railcard. Other Lothian Buses services include the X25, 34, 45, 63 and the N25/N34 (night bus). St Andrew Square bus station, at the east of Princes St, is the terminus for all national coach services to the capital. Timetables can be found on the Citylink and National Express websites.