Located out on the western edge of Edinburgh, Slateford is a popular suburb of the capital of Scotland. It is neighboured by Gorgie to the north, Craiglockhart to the south and is proximate to Merchiston and Stenhouse. Formerly a village, Slateford is now part of the city of Edinburgh located southwest of the city centre a couple of miles within the city bypass.
Slateford is served by excellent transport links with Slateford Railway Station within the area and many local buses connecting the area to the city centre, around the city and elsewhere in Scotland. Slateford is also easily accessible to the west by road and rail with many business headquarters nearby on the outskirts of the city near the Edinburgh Bypass.
The area also has many local amenities, with a large shopping district incorporating many large stores including an Asda Superstore.
Slateford lies to the east of the Water of Leith (which runs nearby to many Edinburgh attractions, like Fettes, the Modern Art Gallery and Murrayfield Stadium) and north of the Union Canal, with both waterways intersecting at Slateford Aqueduct: a local landmark completed in 1822. The aqueduct carries The Union Canal and a parallel railway viaduct carries the Caledonian railway line over the Water of Leith, which connects Slateford up to Leith on the Firth of Forth and out of the city to Balerno.