I take it Dechmont Law is miles away from your work? It's the only hill I can think of, unless the Almond valley yields a slope or two. There are bonuses working within running distance of Arthurs Seat! :-)
Yes, cheers It was my conclusion as well. It's a wee bit far but it will have to do. I have the O map and I know the hill (from all the XC races) so will try it next week.
shallower reps in Wilderness wood, up behind Bannatyne's (near the Alba Campus) NT038654, or some options on Calder Wood NT077675.