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You might be interested in the Financial Section on this site. Banks, like Building Societies, often have a restricted range of services - and are notoriously conservative when investing your money. This usually results in very low rates of return. Our financial section covers other Financial Institutions, Mortgages, Investment Consultants, Credit & Finance Companies - and Crowd Funding!

Also see below for all the Building Societies around Your Postcode with their contact details. Just click through to go to a map, street views, reviews and a link to their own websites.

Banks

Royal Bank of Scotland

1 Chesser Ave, Edinburgh EH14 1TB, UK – 0345 724 2424

Always busy often with large queues. Lots of business customers.

Great customer service.. Queues aren't that long either!!

TSB Bank

495A Calder Rd, Edinburgh EH11 4AP, UK – 0131 517 9992

Always had gd customer service here however the opening times r very poor

Pleasant diligent staff give a five star service. A Anderson - - - - -168

Santander

194-196 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4TD, UK – 0845 765 4321

It's a bank, they're pretty friendly.

Always really helpful

Building Societies

Nationwide

320 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4QW, UK – 0800 554 0936

Helpful and useful staff when you need a physical branch.

Staff very friendly and helpful!

Local Chambers of Commerce for EH13 9QW. These can be an extraordinarily effective way of getting into the business community and / or getting things done. Equally they can be entirely useless depending on the chair. If they have networking events associated with them definitely go, and keep going, if you have a business that need local support. What you put in is exactly what you get out. Below is the national site. Watch this slot - it might improve!
Wester Hailes Library

1 Westside Plaza, Edinburgh EH14 2ST, UK – 0131 529 5667

They have a wide range of books and resources. Peaceful place to read or study.

A peaceful place to read or study with some games consoles to keep you entertained. Spoiled only by the local kids coming in and making a racket.

Firrhill High School

9 Oxgangs Rd N, Edinburgh EH14 1DP, UK – 0131 441 4501

Went there back in the 70s.

Firrhill high school astroturf pitches. The Firrhill astroturf pitches are great i do football training there 2 times a week. The blades of the artificial grass are short and easy to glyde on i seriously recomend theese pitches for practise at football/hockey. T.

Bonaly Primary School

57 Bonaly Rd, Edinburgh EH13 0FJ, UK – 0131 441 7211

Great school

I love my school

This link works well. If you have fly tipping, litter issues etc you can either click and enter your local authority or find it on an interactive map. The services just drop down for you.
Find the local council, MP and MEP for EH13. Type your postcode into relevant box and find details for your local councillor, MP and MEP. MPs can be extremely useful if you want a local issue aired or fixed. Get an appointment for a surgery meeting if you want to talk directly to your MP.

Councils have also become increasingly useful, business focused and lean. If you want something done think about contacting your local council or contacting your local representative. Click below to get the contact details of your representatives for the Edinburgh area
Find local dentists and dental practices around Edinburgh and EH13 9QW with location maps and contact details. The link below takes you to a vastly improved NHS site which tells you what you need to know! This includes whether they take NHS patients and lots of other useful information. You can also find out whether they do orthodontic dentistry and other complex work.

Well worth a click.

Dental Surgeries

Morningside Dental Clinic

150 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4PX, UK – 0131 447 6431

As far as dentists go this is the best 1 I've been to. Friendly,informative and quick pain free treatment!

From the moment I walked in for advice to the end of the 6 visits my poor teeth required it was a great experience. Highly recommended, from a man who's had great dentists in the USA, Japan and Hungary. Kilroy's the greatest. He doesn't use laughing gas - a pity - but there's no pain anyway.

Craiglockhart Dental Practice

132 Colinton Rd, Edinburgh EH14 1BY, UK – 0131 443 4050

I can not recommend this practice enough! I recently joined as I required some urgent dental work but I was also interested in the teeth whitening treatments as well as getting my front crown replaced (as I always felt my last crown didn't quite match my other front tooth in colour or shape). I found the service here excellent and the staff were all so friendly. I was amazed at the results and everyone who knows me comments on how great my teeth look!!

Staff very friendly and helpful, and I was seen as soon as my appointment was due. No undue pressure to undertake unnecessarily expensive treatments, but instead a professional and first class scale and polish - and all on NHS. I was with a private practice for years and there is absolutely no discernable difference in the quality of care...except there's no wallet-paralysing bill at the end. Cannot believe that everyone eligible doesn't take advantage of this excellent service.

Comiston Dental

27 Comiston Rd, Edinburgh EH10 6AA, UK – 0131 447 2722

I'm not the usual sort to review a Dentist but i've had a fear of the dentist since i was small but Elizabeth-Ann immediately put me at ease. Highly recommended Five Star

I've been going here for years and they're always really friendly and thorough. Prior to coming to this practice each time I would go to the dentist previously I would have new cavitiesor root canals or crowns needed, etc. Comiston dental recognised how often I was needing to get work done, started me on special stronger toothpaste and for the first time in my life, I have gone to the dentist (actually twice now!) and have had no cavities. Great work good people

Slateford Medical Centre

27 Gorgie Park Close, Edinburgh Area, Gorgie Park Rd, Edinburgh EH14 1NQ, UK – 0131 442 8700

Doctor and nurse very friendly and easy to talk to. Very supportive. However the receptionist is incredibly rude to patients. Not a nice environment for patients who are unwell.

Doctors and medical staff excellent. Just getting by the reception staff can be a problem.

Craiglockhart Surgery

161 Colinton Rd, Edinburgh EH14 1BE, UK – 0131 455 8494

Been going here for a long time. Doctors were very considerate and know what they're doing, receptionist was reasonable and the fish tank in the waiting room is cool.

I am so grateful for the terrific support given to me by both doctors, nurses and receptionists over the last few years. I cannot praise highly enough the professionalism and the caring approach.

Oxgangs Path

1 Oxgangs Path, Edinburgh EH13 9LX, UK – 0131 445 1073

still under review, still waiting for help.

NHS Direct is now NHS 24. Just dial 111 to speak to a professional or click the link below for there self help website. Lots of really useful info but keep clear of heart surgery! If in doubt ask your GP or call 111. Good luck.

British Gas - Breakdown & Repairs 0845 9 60 50 40

Fire - Ambulance - Police 999

The Edinburgh Clinic

40 Colinton Rd, Edinburgh EH10 5BT, UK – 0131 447 2340

An in-depth appointment with an expert consultant, the friendliest staff, impressive clinical facilities and an incredibly calming environment...that was my experience of The Edinburgh Clinic. Their follow-up aftercare was excellent and I bypassed NHS waiting times to be seen quickly and at a time of my choosing. So deserving of a five-star review

Had a Scan Plus at the clinic recently, fantastic staff and experience, would highly recommend.

Kennedy Tower

Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Morningside Pl, Edinburgh EH10 5HF, UK – 0131 537 6000

Great psychiatry lectures!

Astley Ainslie Hospital

133 Grange Loan, Edinburgh EH9 2HL, UK – 0131 537 9000

Not just great food but a fabulous rehabilitation hospital. Their care and attention was second to none when l lost my leg 18 months ago. The Physio was hard work but well worth the effort in the long run. The staff are really good too.

nice food

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for EH13 9QW.

The new NHS website below is very well worth a look. Hospitals are not only listed but evaluated. I certainly know which ones I would go to! At the very least you will know what questions to ask if you are sent to one which has not entered its data. Good luck!
Find the local Health Trust for EH13 9QW
This Parliamentary website will find MPs - just type in your postcode. It also gives details of how to contact your MP

Find Local Churches & Places of Worship

St John Ogilvie RC Church

159 Sighthill Dr, Edinburgh EH11 4PY, UK – 0131 453 5035

My first experience in this church was great; the people are loving and live as one community of Christians which reminds me of the need to be loved and accepted. This gave me the courage to be part of this community and willing to help out as time permits. A lovely and beautiful community of Christians. Everyone is welcome here.

Colinton Mains Parish Church

223 Oxgangs Rd N, Edinburgh EH13, UK – 0131 445 3451

Lovely church.

St Joseph's Catholic Church

20A Broomhouse Pl N, Edinburgh EH11 3UE, UK – 0131 443 3777

Great nursery

Your local Christian churches. Click on your town/village to find churches in your area. Good and media savvy churches will give you a real feel for what sort of service to expect.
This is a brilliant site. Click to see virtually everything you are likely to need to know about the Police and crime statistics around Edinburgh. You can often even see a photo of your local policeman!

Crimestoppers - Call 0800 555111 or 101 for non emergency

Find Recycling Centres

Community Recycling Centre

Bankhead Ave, Edinburgh EH11 4EA, UK – 0131 529 3030

Unlike some other customers, I had a great experience when I went to the Sighthill Waste Recycling Centre today. I turned up with 2 bags of waste for landfill, electrical stuff, boxes of cards, glass, metal and spent spotlight bulbs. I stopped to ask Kevin (Hearts supporter) and Paul (from Essex) where various items should be left and within seconds they followed me round to the boot of the car and started to heave the items out. They were funny, polite, helpful and wouldn't let me lift any of the heavy stuff. They are a credit to their employers and I hope they are complimented on their customer service. Thanks guys - you made my trip so easy! Carol

Mixed review for me. Positive: On one of my visits, there were three guys standing chatting. I was wary of interrupting them however when I asked one of the guys for assistance as I had a heavy tv unit in my car to dispose of, I was helped with no problem at all thankfully. Negatives: On one occasion I arrived with a full car and the tip was closed as it was "too windy" despite having been before and since on windy days and it was open. Fair enough if it was a gale but this is Scotland, it's windy most of the time and on this particular day the wind wasn't particularly bad in my opinion, it was worse on my most recent visit and it was open. Second negative: Unaware of the "no admittance after 7:20 pm" rule, I arrived at the site one evening at 7:17pm and the gates were already closed and the guys were already most of the way up the park. There was a lady in front of me too and she arrived five minutes before I did and it was closed already then.To have to the gates locked up and for the guys to have walked the length of the tip from the gate to almost the top of the site by the time I arrived at the gates, they must have closed between ten past and quarter past 7. The lady in front of me was adamant she was there just before quarter past and it was already closed. You should not be locking the gates until 20 past as your sign states we can come in up to 20 past. As the other poster here said, it's no wonder some people fly tip when things like this happen. Make sure you arrive before 7pm if you want to be sure you can get in (weekends excluded obviously as it closes earlier). Thanks

Regenerate Edinburgh

26, 50 Dumbryden Rd, Edinburgh EH14 2AB, UK – 0131 629 4480

Brilliant service, I have used this company a few times now.

Colinton Skips

37 Lanark Rd, Edinburgh EH14 1TL, UK – 0131 444 0088

Great service, from start to finish. Lady on the phone is fantastic and always manages to get whatever I need sorted. Staff who deliver are friendly and helpful. Great prices... Will definitely continue to use!

Hi, i have used colinton skips many times over the years and always found them very professional

Give and get free stuff. Here you will find lots of items that people are willing to give away, for FREE! This is instead of taking them to a local landfill site. The aim of this site is to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill (20.9 million tonnes of it last year in the UK) and recycling is great news for the environment.
We all know that we need to recycle more - and this is a great way of doing it.
You may prefer to go through to our Eating Out page which has a complete range of places you can go from the most economical to the most lavish.  Please CLICK HERE!

You will also find Take Aways and Pubs in this section. Enjoy!

Local Restaurants & Places to Eat around Edinburgh

Jashans Restaurant

1-2 Moat Dr, Edinburgh EH14 1NY, UK – 0131 443 5555

Well well well what can I say. If I could rate this place 10 stars I would. Phoned on off chance for a table for 2 next er ate in Edinburgh before apart from McDonald's. Best Indian food I have ever eaten in my life. Staff are like old friends very welcoming and friendly I will drive back again for sure can't recommend here high enough.

Meal for 3. Service was great food even better. We will be back.

The Clay Oven

86 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4BY, UK – 0131 447 9724

The butterfly prawn was a delight and the pieces of meat were great, 5 star for me.

Hadn't been for a while, food was very good. It was a little quiet so atmosphere a bit damp

Pizza Express

1 Nile Grove, Hermitage Terrace, Morningside, Edinburgh EH10 4RE, UK – 0131 447 6055

The pizzas here are always cooked and topped to perfection. I tried the dough balls to start for the first time. Terrible! Bits of bread with a pot of butter to dip them in? Laughable! And apparently worth over £4!! Staff lovely on my last visit. Venue amazing (converted church).

This is a really nice building to be in and a quiet place for an afternoon meal. The food and cleanliness could be better, however the staff are nice if not overly approachable. A little overpriced for the quality of food.

Nursery and Preschools

Scallywags Childrens Day Nursery Edinburgh

62 Longstone Rd, Edinburgh EH14 2BA, UK – 0131 443 2002

Fantastic children's nursery in Edinburgh. Would highly recommend.

Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Nursery

7 Blantyre Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 5AD, UK – 0330 057 6266

Greenbank Pre School

Braidburn Terrace, Edinburgh EH10 6ES, UK – 0131 447 8068

Primary and Secondary Schools

St Augustine's R.C. High School

208 Broomhouse Rd, Edinburgh EH12 9AD, UK – 0131 334 6801

11/10 would go again

Bonaly Primary School

57 Bonaly Rd, Edinburgh EH13 0FJ, UK – 0131 441 7211

Great school

I love my school

Forrester High School

212 Broomhouse Rd, Edinburgh EH12 9AE, UK – 0131 334 9262

We were there for kids football match. Astro-turf pitches are very good

I can confirm that Jason who goes to this school does in fact poke people on Facebook in his spare time

Public & Preparatory Schools

George Watson's College

69 Colinton Rd, Edinburgh EH10 5EG, UK – 0131 446 6000

Friend did work experience here and they treated him really well

excellent school

Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh

294 Colinton Rd, Edinburgh EH13 0PU, UK – 0131 312 2200

Love Life Love Computing

I was a pupil at Merchiston Castle School from 2000 until 2005 (which was when I finished my A-Levels). I really enjoyed, and have fond memories of, my time at Merchiston. The staff and teachers were always very helpful and facilitating to the pupils' needs. I cannot recommend this school enough!

Edinburgh Steiner School

Edinburgh EH10, UK – 0131 337 3410

The care for the children and attention to detail that the staff give is outstanding. I wish there were more schools like this one. The children are happy probably because they are allowed to be the individuals that they are. I love the fact school starting age is 6 or 7 in steiner schools. Research shows that this is better for the children's self esteem and also for academic achievement as children learn most from playing before the age of 7. I have met many wonderful people through the school. It is a lovely community of families.

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Local social service agencies for EH13 9QW with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for EH13 9QW with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for EH13 9QW, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
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