Room Hire

We have two lovely rooms for hire at the Visitor Centre for meetings, small conferences, training courses and events with prices starting from £15. 

Please contact Sandie on 0131 455 7367 or email [email protected] for availability. 

Covid-19 update
Yellow Room Hire only

Please note that due to the current COVID restrictions, we are only able to take day time booking for our Yellow Room with restrictions on numbers and attendees.   MAX 22 PEOPLE

The former Slateford School building on Lanark Road has been transformed into the fascinating Water of Leith Visitor Centre and home of the Water of Leith Conservation Trust. Funding from the Millennium Commission, SEEL and the City of Edinburgh Council has enabled us to restore the building sympathetically and create a beautifully designed and well-serviced interior.

The main part of the building houses a fantastic Interactive Exhibition about the river and its wildlife, which is open to the public everyday from 10 am to 4 pm. In addition we have the yellow room (a large open hall) and a meeting room, which are available for hire. Facilities include: toilets, disabled access, kitchen and office space.

The Water of Leith Visitor Centre is a unique and spectacular setting for meetings, training courses and social engagements. Our friendly and helpful staff will ensure your occasion runs seamlessly. We represent value for money and originality.

The Meeting Room


Suitable for up to twelve people, this quiet room is ideal for workshops, small training courses and meetings.

The Yellow Room

Daytime Hire Available

Our bright, light and lively classroom can be hired for workshops, training courses, talks and receptions for up to 22 people. 

Our modern facilities are suitable for:

Business / Corporate

  • Conferences
  • Meetings
  • Presentations
  • Interviews
  • Seminars
  • Training and Workshops
  • Launches and Entertainments

Community Groups & Charities

  • Talks
  • Meetings and AGMs
  • Slide show presentations
  • Workshops
  • Committee meetings
  • Fundraising events 

Charity / Community / Environmental Group Rates

RoomPer Hour1/2 Day (3hrs)Full Day (7hrs)
Meeting Room - Daytime£15£40£80
Meeting Room - Evening£20£50N/A
Yellow Room - Daytime£15£40£80
Yellow Room - Evening£20£50N/A
Both Rooms - Daytime£30£70£140
Both Rooms - Evening£40£90N/A

Private /Company Rates

RoomPer Hour1/2 Day (3hrs)Full Day (7hrs)
Per Room£25£60£100
Both Rooms£50£110£180


The Water of Leith Conservation Trust, can provide fresh coffee, teas and biscuits from £2.00 per person. You are welcome to arrange your own catering or bring you own food along for the meeting or event.

The Visitor Centre is conveniently situated on A70 Lanark Road, near Slateford Railway Station and main bus routes.

Booking Enquiries & More Information

For additional information or to check availability please contact Sandie our administrator on 0131 455 7367 or email [email protected].