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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

TSB Bank

200 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4QQ, UK – 0131 517 9993

This out of the way branch has an air of pending closure about it......

Nationwide

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

Always found the staff to be very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. Only downside is the location - Morningside Road, a notorious bottleneck with legal nearby parking at a premium.

Helpful and useful staff when you need a physical branch.

Santander

356 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4TE, UK – 0800 030 4321

Super-helpful & pleasant staff

Building Societies

Nationwide

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

Always found the staff to be very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. Only downside is the location - Morningside Road, a notorious bottleneck with legal nearby parking at a premium.

Helpful and useful staff when you need a physical branch.

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!
South East Scotland Regional Scout Council Offices

71 Bonaly Rd, Edinburgh EH13 0PB, UK – 0131 441 1878

Great service, good staff and nice views.

The City of Edinburgh Council

Oxgangs Path, Edinburgh EH13 9LS, UK – 0131 200 2000

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

Colinton Dental Practice

21 Bridge Rd, Edinburgh EH13 0LH, UK – 0131 441 2999

I am happy with the treatment I receive in general, and have been going to this dental practice for years, but find it hard to understand why there it no one to take a phone call in the middle of a Tuesday morning when I have a chipped tooth that needs attention.

Helpful friendly staff, quick and painless treatments, good sound advice.

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.

Morningside Dental Clinic

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

Friendly staff, excellent service and convenient location. Best dentist I've had.

Amazing. I've been terrified of the dentist my whole life, and had avoided it completely for ten years by the time I booked an appointment at Morningside Dental. Susan was perfect - she actually made it enjoyable! She's sweet and kind, and really gentle. I didn't need anything but a scale and polish but if I did I'd trust her completely. Recommend to anyone but especially those who are scared of dentists!

Colinton Road Surgery

296D Colinton Rd, Edinburgh EH13 0LB, UK – 0131 441 4555

Fantastic staff. Really helpful and caring doctors.

Slateford Medical Centre

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

The staff I've met here are lovely, all very approachable and easy to speak to. Haven't had any issues with getting appointment. Would highly recommend.

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.

Bruntsfield Medical Practice

11 Forbes Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4EY, UK – 0131 228 6081

One of the best medical practices I've ever visited. Staff is always friendly and helpful, never had to wait too long in there. Sometimes it's hard to book an appointment but considering the amount of patients they have, I can't really blame them. By far the best practice in the area.

Originally I left a low score and bad review here, my on reflection I was just angry. Working for the NHS and being in the medical and care professions is a very hard job, and our over worked staff are doing their best.

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

Royal Edinburgh Hospital

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

I Would like too thank all the staff at Harlaw ward, my father was in for 4 weeks, and was very well looked after! All the staff do an amazing job. Thankyou.

The genuine patient reviews fill me with such sadness, I hope the established approach to how we treat these people changes soon. The patients deserve, freedom and autonomy and a safe space to have these needs met in small every day ways, choices about where they sleep and what that space looks like, choices about whether they cook or not, access to the phone to call loved ones and being met by skilled befrienders to meet their need to be heard. I have now moved away from the area but there is a new building and often an environmental change can facilitate social / structural change. I hope that the review level on here improves.

The Edinburgh Clinic

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

A great place to refer my patients to. They are always looked after with professionalism and care.

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

Kennedy Tower

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

Great psychiatry lectures!

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

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

30 Colinton Rd, Edinburgh EH10, UK – 0131 337 3049

People are very helpful.

10/10 amazing place and people are lovely

Edinburgh Elim Church

18 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4DB, UK – 0131 447 5086

I attended a Sunday service in your church.

Colinton Parish Church

Dell Rd, Edinburgh EH13 0JR, UK – 0131 441 2232

Love this place but unfortunately quite a bit away but good for getting out of city chaos

The Swing Café (located inside Colinton Parish Church Hall) The Church Hall is modern building and has café run by volunteers serving up teas, coffees, cakes & light lunches between 10am and 2pm on weekdays. Very professionally organised, warm welcome, and good range of very good value home made produce, include a range of gluten free baked goods and bread. Modern building is light and airy with huge windows overlooking Water of Leith. Popular with walkers amongst other folk. Highly recommended!

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

Household Waste Recycling Centre

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

cracking place to get rid of some of your unwanted goods. staff incredibly helpful and efficient

Having read some of the reviews of the Sighthill Recycling Centre I was daunted about taking my old kitchen here in a twin axle trailer. However, having visited here 2 times in the same day I can say that the experience wasn't as bad as some reviewers. On the first visit we had no contact with any staff. On the second visit a staff member approached us as we were putting the rubbish in the wrong area but he was pleasant enough and helped us to the right area.

We-Pay (cash for clothes)

138 Slateford Rd, Edinburgh EH14 1LR, UK – 0800 054 2467

Recycling & Data Services Ltd

576 Lanark Rd, Juniper Green, Edinburgh EH14 5EL, UK – 0131 346 4123

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

Pizza Express

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

Lovely pasta dish. And, since they accept Tastecard, I was able to get a free pizza for one of my friends. He said it was also nice.

You know what you're getting with Pizza express so I would have normally given a 3 rating but the waiting staff and the fact the kids got to practice making pizza bases whilst watching the cooks was a great idea and kept them entertained. Good location as well.

Taste Good

69-71 Slateford Rd, Edinburgh EH11 1PA, UK – 0131 313 5588

We love this place! Never been into eat but it’s our go to Chinese delivery and every single thing we have ordered has been soooo good. Food is always tasty, piping hot, and arrives quickly. Would recommend and have recommended to my friends !

I popped into Taste Good a few weeks ago, not really expecting much: I've found the standard of Chinese food in Edinburgh to range from awful to just about edible. To my surprise, not only does Taste Good have a surprising number of vegetarian/vegan dishes, but everything I selected tasted fresh and clean, with none of that horrid MSG-laden sauces which seem to be almost obligatory. The mushroom egg foo young, broccoli with Chinese mushrooms, and braised aubergine with potatoes were particularly delicious. Service is quick, the food is hot and tasty, and prices are very reasonable. The best Chinese food I've eaten in Edinburgh, by far.

Dantes

48-50 Bridge Rd, Edinburgh EH13 0LQ, UK – 0131 441 7427

One of my favorite restaurants. Food is first class. Not cheap, but I understand quality comes at a price. Great staff, they make you feel just like at home.

What a gorgeous little restaurant in Colinton! This was our first meal out after moving into the general area and it was an absolute delight. The food was excellent and the service friendly and attentive. We'll be back!

Nursery and Preschools

Greenbank Pre School

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

Melville Day Nursery

41 Polwarth Terrace, Edinburgh EH11 1NL, UK – 0131 313 0111

Primary and Secondary Schools

St Augustine's R.C. High School

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

One of my friends is from there, although I can't really say much about it since I've never visited it.

It's nice

Stenhouse Primary School

4 Saughton Mains St, Edinburgh EH11 3HH, UK – 0131 443 1255

I like my school its cool

Love my skool

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.

Public & Preparatory Schools

Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh

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

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!

Absolutely top notch. Had my boys at another competing school in EDI for a bit and found the culture gravely lacking, and teachers unwilling to really care about it beyond a bit of lip service. In contrast, Merchi walks the talk through and through. Very 'real,' happy, enriched boys who support each other and are supported by teachers and staff with emotional intelligence and true caring for the experience and excitement for learning. Fabulous education. Where at prior school the kids cut each other down, here one of my sons had a peer warmly talk him through some homesickness as he tried to fall asleep, etc. Such a warm, welcoming place and parents are always about and welcome. Whereas the prior school was a scratchy starched shirt, Merchi is a warm, cozy cashmere jumper. You really can't find better. Be sure to do a taster day as again, some schools sell well but your child can only thrive and be happy and excited to go to school if the experience is amazing every single day, with every single teacher. And as a lesson learned on my part - trust your child after the taster day. You don't want to have to switch schools after 3 months because Mom and Dad were impressed by a lower-culture school just b/c "TB went there..." Merchi offers the real thing through and through.

George Watson's College

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

Been in it once it not a bad hotel it near everysthings you want and they have a good Scottish breakfast but rooms could do with updating

Good school

Edinburgh Steiner School

60 Spylaw Rd, Edinburgh EH10 5BR, UK – 0131 337 3410

I have three children at the School, and they have always been really happy here. It is a wonderful school, and a great community.

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
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