Thu, 01 Sep 2022

Update on car parking for Trimester 1

Our campus car parks are for permit holders only between 8am-4pm, Monday to Friday (7am-5pm at Merchiston). UKPC monitor our campus car parks and surrounding areas. If a user does not have a valid permit, then UKPC will address this by means of a parking ticket.

Unfortunately, we have no student permits available for Sighthill or Merchiston at this time. However, a limited number of temporary parking permits are available free of charge at Craiglockhart campus. To apply, please download and fill out the car parking application form available on our Craiglockhart Travel page and email it to

If you already have a permit from the previous academic year, this will remain valid - you only need to email us if your vehicle details have changed.

If you park your vehicle on the streets surrounding our campuses please be considerate to our neighbours.

  • Make sure you follow all Highway Code and local parking regulations
  • Do not park in spaces designated for local residents or shop customers
  • Do not park across driveways or on pavements, or otherwise obstruct access for residents and pedestrians

All our campuses are well-served by public transport to and from the city centre. There are also a number of cycle paths in the area and bike storage facilities on site. Visit our Getting to Campus page for helpful guides on getting around!