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  1. lorger

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    Looking for some help folks, my daughter Sophie is currently at home from Uni and started applying for for jobs for when she returns at beginning of Sept. The good news is she got a weekend job at Tesco's the bad news is she had to start this week to do training for a few weeks before going back up. I took her up and wildcamped for a couple of nights to save her driving but due to work commitments I can't next weekend, we have tried to get a reasonably priced B&B and tried AirB&B but due to the fringe we're struggling. Have tried a couple of CL's and the CC site at Silverknowes with no luck still waiting for Mortanhall to get back in touch.
    So question is does anyone know any sites or somewhere we could park the van for her to save her traveling all the time as she has to start at 7 am some days.
     
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    I think there is a CC CL at Roslin and bus nearby for Edinburgh . Sorry don't know the name .
     
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    What Tesco Gerry and for how long? We are in a bit of a guddle just now and packing up to move.
     
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    There is usually a C+CC rally in Dalkeith if you are a member Gerry. You would need to look at bus service from there so guess that depends on where the Tesco is located
     
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    Theres a wilding spot mhs usually park up at opposite ocean terminal.
    Personally if it was me I would park it up at Leith Links. No double yellows and beside open grassed park area.
     
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    can you not park at Tescos car park i seem to remember you could at one point ask the manager
     
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    I think she probably could but I'm looking for somewhere a little safer, she is going to ask her manager as a last resort.
     
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    It's the tesco at Colington. She moves back up beginning of sept but it would only be 2 or 3 days a week when her shifts aren't good for instance she finishes next Thursday at 9pm and starts Friday at 7am with the drive home taking 1:45. So I'm trying to get her somewhere for Thursday, Friday sat night. I'm going to give Mortonhall a call tomorrow as they never replied to my call today and will try CC even though website says they are full.
     
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    I'm not a member but would join if they had one there and not to worried about busses as I would drive the van up and she would take her car so I could always get bus home and leave her with car.
    Will look into this thanks
     
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    Thanks Sandra I'm looking for a site close by at least for the first night as she'll be on her own and can't drive the MH so would have to leave it all day. We stayed at Mussleburgh harbour the other night and might park her there from nothing else materialises
    Thanks anyway
     
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    Is she only going to be on her own first night or the 3.
     
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    she will defiantly be on her own the first night, the Friday Saturday lorraine could pop up and they could wild camp somewhere like Mussleburgh harbour I just don't fancy leaving her on her own wilding in a city, although we have stayed there several times with no issues
     
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    Pm sent
     
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    C & CC Temporary Holiday Site at Dalkeith Country Park until 21st Aug. Good bus service from gate approx quarter mile.
     
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    Portobello next to bus station is another spot and very handy for the buses, there will be several motorhomes there as the fringe is very popular so she would be among fellow motorhomers and much safer than wilding alone.
     
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    Is it worth contacting Herriot Watt as I understand some uni's do holiday accommodation?
     
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    Or Napier College,
     
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    She's actually at Napier uni and have tried both but due to fringe no spaces thanks anyway
     
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    Festival camping at Ingliston. Falkirk wheel maybe west of Edinburgh less busy.
     
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