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Saughton, United Kingdom

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95 Saughton Mains Gardens
Edinburgh EH11 3QA

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Saughton () (Sauchtoun in Scots) is a suburb of the west of Edinburgh, Scotland, bordering on Broomhouse, Stenhouse, Longstone and Carrick Knowe. In Lowland Scots, a "sauch" is a willow. The Water of Leith flows by here.
It is best known for its prison, known officially as "HM Prison Edinburgh", but colloquially as "Saughton Prison", which lies to the south of the district.
The Calder Road, one of the main city arteries, runs through it.
More recently Saughton park has become home to an acclaimed outdoor concrete skatepark
Actually situated in the Broomhouse area and fronting on Broomhouse Drive, Saughton House is a large Government office, said to have been built in the 1950s, which houses the Scottish Government, Scottish Courts Service and a number of other Government offices.


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Address: 95 Saughton Mains Gardens, Edinburgh EH11 3QA, UK