Route 5

Old Craighall to Goose Green

Why this route?

  • The route will make it much easier for people working and studying at Queen Margaret University to get into Musselburgh town centre.
  • The route will link the settlements at Old Craighall, Eskview and Stoneybank to the town centre and to Musselburgh railway station.
An overview map of Route 5 of the Musselburgh - Active Toun project

View the proposals

  • Watch the videos below to see a flyover visualisation of Options A and B
  • Scroll down this page to view the plans for Option A and B for this route

Route Visualisations

In these two videos you can see each of the two options for this route. Both videos show an animated flyover, starting at the south of the route, moving towards the north. Below the video player, you can click on the two thumbnails to switch between Options A and B.

If you wish to see detailed plans of the whole route, you can scroll down and click on the small map images to expand the large version of the options for each section.

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View Video A Description

This video is an animated flyover of Route 5 Option A.

The general treatment is for quiet streets on Whitehill Farm Road, Stoneybank Terrace and Eskview Terrace and new traffic free paths.

The video starts with an overview map of Musselburgh. Route 5 appears as a red line running north between Old Craighall and Goose Green.

The flyover view starts on Old Craighall Road just south of Old Craighall village.

A red line marks a route through the forthcoming old Craighall development site. 

This is the start of section 1 of Route 5.

A pop up box indicates a 3m wide walking and cycling path will be provided through the development.

The path crosses a railway line within the development site then continues northwards along the west side of the railway.

The path runs underneath the A1 and continues alongside the railway line before turning west towards Queen Margaret University.

Improved public space and play opportunities are shown between the path and the university buildings.

The path joins Whitehill Farm Road between Queen Margaret University and Musselburgh Railway Station where improved directional signing is shown.

We move from section 1 to section 2.

We turn right onto Whitehill Farm Road and continue north over the railway line.

Improved public space is shown on the right hand side of Whitehill Farm Road just north of the railway bridge.

We continue over the roundabout junction with Clayknowes Road.

Whitehill Farm Road is shown as a cycle route on a quiet street.

Improved public spaces are shown on the right hand side of Whitehill Farm Road south and north of Mucklets Avenue which also has a new raised table.

A pop up box says existing parking will be retained.

South of Whitehill Avenue, the footway is widened.

A raised table is shown at the junction of Whitehill Avenue with Whitehill Farm Road.

As we continue into Stoneybank Terrace, a pop up box says existing parking will be retained on both sides.

A raised table is shown at the junctions of Stoneybank Gardens and Stoneybank Crescent with Stoneybank Terrace.

A pop up box says existing parking will be retained on both sides.

We reach the traffic signal junction of Stoneybank Terrace with Eskview Terrace where existing crossings will be upgraded to Toucan crossings and a new shared walking and cycling path connects to the east side (river side) of Eskview Terrace.

We move from section 2 to section 3.

Improved public space and direction signs and new street trees are shown in Haugh Park opposite Stoneybank Terrace.

The route continues as a red line in Haugh Park running parallel to Eskview Terrace. 

A pop up box indicates a 4m wide walking and cycling path will be provided on a retaining wall.

The route crosses the River Esk at a new bridge south of Olive Bank Road and joins Station Road.

We continue north to Olive Bank Road which is crossed via a new Toucan crossing.

The route continues alongside the east side of the River Esk. 

A pop up box indicates that a 4m wide walking and cycling path will be delivered alongside the Flood Protection Scheme.

We reach Shorthope Street

The route continues alongside the east side of the River Esk. 

A pop up box indicates that a 4m wide walking and cycling path will be delivered alongside the Flood Protection Scheme.

We reach Millhill.

The route continues alongside the east side of the River Esk. 

A pop up box indicates that a 4m wide walking and cycling path will be delivered alongside the Flood Protection Scheme.

We reach Goose Green which is the end of Route 5.

View Video B Description

This video is an animated flyover of route 5 Option B

The general treatment is for bi-directional protected cycleways on Whitehill Farm Road, Stoneybank Terrace and Eskview Terrace and new traffic free paths.

The video starts with an overview map of Musselburgh. Route 5 appears as a red line running north between Old Craighall and Shorthope Street.

The flyover view starts on Old Craighall Road just south of Old Craighall village.

A red line marks a route through the forthcoming old Craighall development site. 

This is the start of section 1 of Route 5.

A pop up box indicates a 3m wide walking and cycling path will be provided through the development.

The path crosses a railway line within the development site then continues northwards along the west side of the railway.

The path runs underneath the A1 and continues alongside the railway line before turning west towards Queen Margaret University.

Improved public space and play opportunities are shown between the path and the university buildings.

The path joins Whitehill Farm Road between Queen Margaret University and Musselburgh Railway Station where improved directional signing is shown.

We move from section 1 to section 2.

We turn right onto Whitehill Farm Road and continue north over the railway line.

Improved public space is shown on the right hand side of Whitehill Farm Road just north of the railway bridge.

A bi-directional protected cycleway starts on the east (right hand) side of Whitehill Farm Road at the roundabout junction with Clayknowes Road.

The 3m wide bi-directional protected cycleway continues on the east side of Whitehill Farm Road.

A raised table is shown across Mucklets Avenue.

As we continue into Stoneybank Terrace, a pop up box says existing parking will be removed from both sides of the road.

A floating bus stop is shown opposite Stoneybank Gardens.

A pop up box says existing parking will be removed from both sides of the road.

We reach the traffic signal junction of Stoneybank Terrace with Eskview Terrace where existing crossings will be upgraded to Toucan crossings and a new shared walking and cycling path connects to the east side (river side) of Eskview Terrace.

We move from section 2 to section 3 (for this section Options A and B are the same).

The route continues as a red line in Haugh Park running parallel to Eskview Terrace. 

A pop up box indicates a 4m wide walking and cycling path will be provided on a retaining wall.

The route crosses the River Esk at a new bridge south of Olive Bank Road and joins Station Road.

We continue north to Olive Bank Road which is crossed via a new Toucan crossing.

The route continues alongside the east side of the River Esk. 

A pop up box indicates that a 4m wide walking and cycling path will be delivered alongside the Flood Protection Scheme.

We reach Shorthope Street

The route continues alongside the east side of the River Esk. 

A pop up box indicates that a 4m wide walking and cycling path will be delivered alongside the Flood Protection Scheme.

We reach Millhill.

The route continues alongside the east side of the River Esk. 

A pop up box indicates that a 4m wide walking and cycling path will be delivered alongside the Flood Protection Scheme.

We reach Goose Green which is the end of Route 5.

Close Video Description

Route 5 – Section 1 – Craighall Development Site

For this section of the route, options A and B are the same.

Route 5 – Section 3 – Haugh Park, Station Road, Olive Bank Road

For this section of the route, options A and B are the same.

Route 5 – Section 4 – Link to Goose Green and Town Centre along River Esk

For this section of the route, options A and B are the same.

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You can also view the boards used in the online
consultation by clicking on the link below.