Murano is at the foot of Leith walk, bordering on Leith it’s self. Although this means there are plenty of supermarkets available and facilities available, it means that you are a good 30 mins walk from new college campus (where I study) and a 45 min walk from central campus. Leith walk is relatively safe, although one should never go out alone at night. However, owing to its placement on Albert street, the area around Murano is really dodgy and unsafe, with drink and drug related activities occurring on a regular bases along this stretch of road. All this means that alternative means of transportation are necessary, the price of which adds up very quickly. The halls are very modern with brilliant facilities which are both stylish and comfortable, providing allot of room. The rooms themselves are very nice with a nice ensuring, however, the shower continually backs up and can flood over. In addition, the walls are very thin, leaving very little privacy. The RAs are rather redundant, as towards the end of my 1st year I haven’t met mine once. Theres also very little in the way of opportunities to socialise within the halls themselves on a regular basis, making it feel very isolated allot of the time.