Pentlands Science Park

Pentlands Science Park is home to the world-leading Moredun Research Institute, leaders in animal health and independently ranked as one of the top ten animal research institutes worldwide.

Pentlands Science Park, set in beautifully landscaped surroundings in Midlothian on the outskirts of Edinburgh.


Pentlands Science Park was established in 1994, owned by The Moredun Foundation, and a thriving scientific community providing an ideal location for research and commercial groups. The Park is active in encouraging collaboration between tenants, as part of its commitment to the biotechnology sector. 

Co-located with the Moredun Research Institute, with an established global reputation for the high quality of its scientific research to improve farm animal health and welfare, through the prevention and control of infectious diseases of livestock. 

Facilities and Services

The world class animal clinical facilities are exclusive to Scotland and complement laboratory based research.  Pentlands Science Park currently extends to 22 acres and provides around 160,000 square feet of high quality laboratory and office space designed to meet varied requirements from start-up companies and mature companies involved in research and development, through to manufacturing and testing.

In recent years, Pentlands Science Park has been almost fully occupied and outline planning is now approved for a 20 acre site expansion.

Pentlands Science Park provides a wide range of support services which include IT, security, engineering, waste disposal, central stores, catering, cleaning, café, library, meeting rooms and conference facilities.  Tenants also benefit from the wider facilities provided by the Moredun Research Institute.

On-site conference facilities are flexible and suitable for small informal meetings, workshops to day and multi-day conferences, including evening and weekend functions and  include a lecture theatre, fully equipped meeting rooms, video conferencing and audio-visual equipment

Tenants and visitors have access to the Park Café which offers meals and refreshments throughout the day and provide a selection of catering packages for light receptions and seated dinners.


Pentlands Science Park actively promotes interaction and collaboration between tenant companies and The Moredun Group has active partnerships and collaborations with research institutes and universities, sharing knowledge worldwide.

The Moredun Communications Centre was established in 2007 and has developed new knowledge transfer initiatives and seeks to form stronger links and provide additional benefits to a broad range of stakeholders including farmers, veterinarians, the scientific community, government policy makers and also to develop educational links and programmes to interact with schools.

In August 2015, Pentlands Science Park announced the appointment of Mr Ian Forbes as a Director of the Company. Ian has both a property and farming background and his knowledge and skills will make a significant contribution to the future direction of the science park.

Contract Research Services

EPP Ltd is a GLP contract research organization (CRO), based at Pentlands Scence Park, supporting agrochemical, human & animal pharmaceutical and industrial chemical sectors.

The organisation assist provides GLP analytical, physico-chemical and environmental testing in accordance with worldwide regulations such as OECD, ISO, and OPPTS with experienced staff working across three core areas:

  • Analytical and Screening
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Process Research and Development (R&D)


Pentlands Science Park is situated 8 miles south of Edinburgh city centre in an attractive woodland setting close to the Pentland Hills and only minutes from Edinburgh Airport, Edinburgh City By-pass and other main transport links.

A link road joins Pentlands Science Park with Edinburgh Technopole which brings both social and commercial benefits to both parks. Pentlands Science Park acts as a security hub and assists both Edinburgh Technopole and the adjoining Scottish Enterprise manufacturing BioCampus with security services.

Pentlands Science Park and Moredun Research Institute are at the centre of the world leading animal bioscience cluster close to The Roslin Institute on the Easter Bush Campus which presents further opportunities.

Park Summary

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22 acres/9 hectares 
12 miles/19 minutes
Rail (nearest):
7 miles/19 minutes
City Centre: 
8 miles/20 minutes 



Pentlands Science Park

  • Bush Loan
  • Penicuik
  • Midlothian, EH26 0PZ

Park Manager: George Walker

T: +44 (0)131 445 5111

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Moredun Research Institute

  • Pentlands Science Park
  • Bush Loan, Penicuik
  • Midlothian, EH26 0PZ

Park Manager: George Walker

T: +44 (0)131 445 5111

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