HMP Edinburgh

Edinburgh Prison

Tel: 0131 444 3000M33 Stenhouse Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH11 3LN

HMP Edinburgh is situated on the west side of the city, and holds both adult males and females. It has an operational capacity of 870, and takes in mostly offenders from the local courts of Edinburgh, the Lothians and Borders; however, it also occasionally takes in offenders from the Fife area. The establishment is often referred to as ‘Saughton Prison’ due to the area it’s situated in. If you’re visiting HMP Edinburgh and would like directions, please refer to the map on this page.

Tel: 0131 444 3000

Operational capacity: 870

33 Stenhouse Road, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH11 3LN

 

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Here's some facts about Edinburgh prison

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  • One of the prison’s more notable inmates is Stephen Gough, also known as the ‘naked rambler’, who has been repeatedly incarcerated for public nudity.

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  • The writer Jules Verne visited the prison in 1859 and compared it to a small-scale medieval town.

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  • The prison has an ancient history and dates back to 1386, when it was called ‘The Old Tolbooth’.

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