|Road:||A1 at the Musselburgh/City Bypass exit|
A720 at the A1 roundabout
(also accessible to traffic on the B6415)
(Google Maps link)
|Signposted from the road?||Yes|
|Services type:||Single site located at a junction.|
Now a shadow of its former self, Musselburgh is the only official service area on the Scottish side of the A1 but it doesn't really have a lot to show for it.
It is now similar to Markfield in that it had a lot of facilities which are now redundant.
The services were built by Granada in 1988/89 to coincide with the completion of the Edinburgh City Bypass and A1 Musselburgh Bypass. The restaurant, under Granada ownership, became Scotland's only AJ's in 1992, gained a Burger King and then had the AJ's changed to a Little Chef by Granada in 1996.
In 2001 there were plans for the Burger King to gain a drive thru, but these were dropped. Like Colsterworth services, most of Musselburgh was sold off by Granada/Moto in 2002 along with the Little Chef brand. The Little Chef here closed in 2010. Moto used to also operate the Travelodge but this is no longer the case.
|Northern Gateway (50 miles)||Services on the A1||none|
|Swanston (7 miles)||Services on the A720||end of route|