|From:||Jock's Lodge (NT283742)|
|Distance:||1 miles (1.6 km)|
|Meets:||A1, A199, B6415|
|Route outline (key)|
The A1140 lies wholly within the city of Edinburgh, almost exactly a mile long and virtually straight and level. It is named Portobello Road throughout, from its western end at the Jock's Lodge traffic lights to its eastern end where the B6415 also ends on the A199 at the Seafield junction near Portobello. Jock's Lodge junction, named after a historic public house, is where the A1 has a TOTSO at the London Road/Willowbrae Road junction. Indeed, the A1140 was the original route of the A1 before that road was diverted onto its current route in the 1950s.
The road, except for its flatness, is Edinburgh in miniature as it has shops/showrooms, traditional tenements, local authority housing and private flats and bungalows on its short length. The only feature to break up the solid line of building is the large Piershill cemetery where the ECML passes underneath at a shallow angle.