Edinburgh drivers 'trapped in 50 minute queue' as Royal Highland Show preparations begin

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Edinburgh drivers have been warned of delays as preparations for the Royal Highland Show begin.

Drivers heading to and from the airport are being warned to expect longer journey times as queues build up on the eastbound A8 after Newbridge.

This comes as the Royal Highland Show is set to kick off from Thursday June 19 - Sunday 23, bringing visitors from far and wide to the city

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One driver posted on X that it had taken 50 minutes to get from Newbridge to the Airport on Wednesday, and advised other drivers to 'stick to the right lane'.

On Wednesday at around 12pm, EdinTravel said: "Very busy again at the airport off-slips, on Ingliston Road and on eastbound A8 after Newbridge as Royal Highland Show preparations continue.."

One driver posted on social media: "Anyone going to Edinburgh Airport be warned. Royal Highland Show bad traffic management once again causing huge delays (50 minutes to get from Newbridge to the airport). What they're not saying but should - coming from Newbridge stick to the right lane until the airport."

Traffic Scotland has warned drivers that they expect the roads to be busy and are advising drivers to prepare as heavy traffic is expected on major roads, as well as local routes.

On their website, they wrote: "Doors open from 7am and the event finishes at 8pm each day, except Sunday, when it finishes at 6pm. Traffic in and around Ingliston will be busy. We expect heavy traffic, particularly on the A90, A720, M8 and M90 as well as local routes. Visit the Edinburgh Council website for details on road closures."

Edinburgh Airport issued a warning to those travelling to the airport and are encouraging customers to use the trams.

They said: "Roads near the airport will be busier than usual when thousands of people make their way to Ingliston for the Royal Highland Show between June 20 and June 24.

"We're encouraging passengers to leave extra time for their journeys as the Highland Show, combined with the busy summer holiday period at the airport, means there may be some queueing traffic on routes around the airport - particularly in the west of the city.

"It's also well worth considering public transport as an option to help cut journey times down, with fantastic tram and bus connections to and from the airport."

Buses that serve Glasgow Road are also being delayed due to the congestion in the city.

Lothian Buses have warned customers: "Due to traffic congestion buses are being delayed in the Glasgow Road at Ingliston area citybound only."