Going to your appointment

Most of our studies involve an appointment with us. These usually take place at our offices, at the Kennedy Tower (Royal Edinburgh Hospital), in the Morningside neighbourhood of Edinburgh. 

However, for some studies, especially brain imaging studies and clinical trials, the appointment will take place in another hospital in Edinburgh.  Most commonly this would be at one of the following: Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People or the Western General Hospital.  The researcher will discuss the location of your appointment with you in advance.

Getting to the Kennedy Tower

The Kennedy Tower is based at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital, on Morningside Terrace (EH10 5HF).

A car park is available, but is often very busy.  On-street parking is also available – keep your receipts so you can claim the parking costs along with your other travel costs. 

Public transport: The Kennedy Tower is a 5-minute walk from the bus stop Spring Valley Gardens outside Marks & Spencer’s on Morningside Road. This stop is served by bus routes 5, 11, 15, 16, 23, 36, 101 and 102. From the bus stop, if you look up above Marks & Spencer’s you can actually already spot the Kennedy Tower.

KT Map

The entrance and reception area for the Kennedy Tower are shown below.  If it is helpful the researcher running your study can give you photos of the specific room you’ll be seen in. 

KT Outside
KT Lift
KT Waiting Area