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The SOC
Waterston House
Aberlady
East Lothian
EH32 0PY
Scotland
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Please note...
Waterston House (SOC HQ) will be closed on Thursday 8 December from 12 noon - 3pm for our volunteers Christmas party. 
We’ll be closing for the festive period on Sunday 25 December and will re-open on Monday 2 January 2017.
Please note that HQ will also be shut from 10am - 12 noon on Monday 23 Jan 2017 for staff training. 
Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.
Merry Christmas and all the best for 2017!

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Opening hours:

Our opening hours are 10am - 4pm, seven days a week except over the festive period when Waterston House will be closed from the 25 December to 1 January 2017 inclusive.

Office hours:

Our office is open from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.

Entry to Waterston House is free and open to all

Getting here…

Waterston House is a scenic half hour's drive from the centre of Edinburgh. Find us immediately off the A198 coastal road, on your left after the 30MPH road sign, just before you enter the village of Aberlady.
If coming from the direction of North Berwick, go through Aberlady village and as you leave, you'll see a bowling green on your right hand side. We are the next turn-in on your right after the bowling green.

Getting here by public transport:

Visit www.travelinescotland.com to plan your journey via public transport or call 0871 200 22 33.

By bus:

First Bus X24 from Edinburgh passes the entrance way to Waterston House. Ask the driver for the ‘Pleasance, Aberlady’. When you’re ready to return home, the bus stop back is right across the road.

Look up the timetable here https://eastcoastbuses.co.uk/new-routes/

By train:

The nearest railway station is Longniddry. Visit www.scotrail.co.uk for times, fares and ticket information.