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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

Bank of Scotland

426 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 5QF, UK – 0131 465 2227

Very pleasant and helpful.

Great services

Santander

194-196 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4TD, UK – 0800 030 4321

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

Always really helpful

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

Helpful and useful staff when you need a physical branch.

Really helpful staff. Compared to the high street bank I also use, Nationwide is a breath of fresh air. Also have a pretty decent app, which means I find myself coming here less.

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.

Edinburgh Building Services

33 Murrayburn Rd, Edinburgh EH14 2TF, UK – 0131 529 5890

I work here

HMP Edinburgh

33 Stenhouse Rd, Edinburgh EH11 3LN, UK – 0131 444 3000

The bed are lumpy my ,the staff are thick as a bookies wallet

Nice and cosy wee jail

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

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!

Excellent service. Very professional, superb knowledge and expertise.

Seven Hills Dental Practice

302 Oxgangs Rd N, Edinburgh EH13 9ND, UK – 0131 441 3231

During the process of having an implant fitted, Vineeth put me at ease , kept me informed & was very professional throughout. I'm very happy with my new tooth.

Excellent treatment from a very attentive dentist. Would truly recommend.

Church Hill Dental

37-39 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4DR, UK – 0131 447 6279

Iain Tunnah is a bright, enthusiastic and personable guy who is well respected in the community. He is great with children and since he is so genuine and caring, adults are put at ease too. The premises are bright, fresh and new... And amazingly, so are the magazines! He also has a great bunch of receptionists and nurses.

Iain Tunnah has completely transcended our family's expectations of a trip to the dentist. Dr Tunnah displays unrivalled expertise, unlimited enthusiasm and pure dedication to his profession. We feel very privileged to have him as our dentist and value his efforts tremendously. He understands teeth and concomitantly understands his patients. You will not find a better dentist than him.

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

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.

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.

Braids Medical Practice

Braids Medical Practice, Camus Ave, Edinburgh EH10 6QT, UK – 0131 445 5999

Great surgery with genuine staff. I went here with a painful back and was struggling to work, I got referred to the hospital for x-rays within 4 days and found out I had a compressed disk in my spine. Can't recommend them enough.

Friendly staff

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

Excellent service from start to finish could not be faulted from the first meeting with Gp to the procedure it's self would use again first class

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

Royal Edinburgh Hospital

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

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.

Been in worse hotels/ b & b's meadows ward was my choice or maybe not my choice but theirs for my unplanned holiday. Food could be a little better but good sized portions. Own room was nice but had more hits than the Beatles had seen better days. Staff was cool patients / other holiday goers where nice I do not plan to visit this place again by choice but if you end up their enjoy it for what it is

Astley Ainslie Hospital

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

I was in there for almot a month and have nothing but praise for all the doctors & nurses ots physio's and i am now having after care the best place to go for rehab jusy a pity they are so short staffed on all levelsthey just dont have time to give 100% to everybody which is a pity

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.

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

Colinton Mains Parish Church

223 Oxgangs Rd N, Edinburgh EH13 9ED, UK – 0131 445 3451

Lovely church.

St Joseph's Catholic Church

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

Great nursery

Edinburgh Elim Church

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

I attended a Sunday service in your church.

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

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.

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

Colinton Skips

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

Great sevice

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!

Regenerate Edinburgh

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

Really great! They did the job on the same as I called them. Friendly and very competent staff. Will definitely use again.

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

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

The Clay Oven

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

The food was nice, felt like quite a fancy restaurant. Quiet.

Standard fare. Reliable but nothing startling

Tanners Lounge Bar, Restaurant & Function Suite

459 Lanark Rd, Juniper Green EH14 5BA, UK – 0131 453 3152

An long established venue having a great atmosphere without being over the top. Excellent quality ales are served and the menu offers something for all tastes. The fish menu in particular is outstanding. Staff are professional, helpful and welcoming. Nothing is too much trouble.

Meal was freshly made I opted for a small portion you can also get bigger portions. Waitress was very friendly would recommend Tanners for a meal or just to have a drink

Nonna's Kitchen

45 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4AZ, UK – 0131 466 6767

At first disappointed that there was no table available for two then owner chased us over the road as someone had just called for their bill and now there was a table available. So glad, as had an excellent meal and wine with great service. A very friendly restaurant patronised by couples and families. Great place - just sorry we were only on holiday otherwise would use it regularly.

Great family run restaurant. Wonderful menu delivered with expertise knowledge and passion

Nursery and Preschools

Scallywags Childrens Day Nursery Edinburgh

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

I have just moved to Melbourne in Derby and I am looking for child care so I can start my new job. I visited the nursery with my daughter and we were made to feel welcome from the moment we walked through the door. The staff are lovely people and my daughter was invited to take part in snack time. The children were all well mannered and very friendly...my daughter did not want to leave! Needless to say I have chosen this day nursery above the others I have visited, it has a lovely atmosphere, and it just feels right. I have piece of mind now that my daughter will be well cared for whilst I am at work, which is the most important thing in the world to me.

Scallywags is an incredible Nursery School - the best education a small child can get in the Derby area.

Colinton Private Nursery

22 Dreghorn Loan, Edinburgh EH13 0DE, UK – 0131 477 7330

Lovely nursery. The staff are all polite and very friendly. My daughter loves Colinton Private Nursery and has grown in confidence whilst being there. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the nursery to anyone looking for childcare.

My children currently attend this nursery and we're thrilled with the care and support the staff provide. The nursery has a relaxed atmosphere and my children have thrived at Colinton Private Nursery (CPN). My oldest was at a different nursery before we moved to Colinton and, although his former nursery excelled in the Care Inspectorate Reports, we found he much preferred CPN in practice. Contrary to his former nursery, he slept and ate well at CPN and was much happier. I trust the staff to look after my children well. On one occasion, when picking up my child, I witnessed a girl choking on her snack. Within a second a staff member was attending to the girl and began first aid and the situation was resolved as quickly as it started. We have found the staff to be caring, attentive and with the best interests of our children at the forefront of their practice.

Bright Horizons Bruntsfield Nursery

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

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.

11/10 would go again

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

Public & Preparatory Schools

George Watson's College

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

amazing college

Friend did work experience here and they treated him really well

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.

Edinburgh Steiner School

60 Spylaw Rd, Edinburgh EH10 5BR, 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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