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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

18 Wester Hailes Rd, Edinburgh EH14 2SZ, UK – 0131 456 9208

Excellent bank and staff ๐Ÿ˜€

Bank of Scotland

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

Very pleasant and helpful.

Great services

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.

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.

Edinburgh Building Services

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

I work here

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

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.
Click link to see YOUR Council Contact details. Just enter your postcode
See how your local council works and how to get in touch.
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

I have recently completed implant treatment and now have my new tooth. The service was excellent as always.

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!

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.

Seven Hills Dental Practice

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

I have had cosmetic surgery done on my 4 front teeth at this surgery and am delighted with the result. I now can smile with confidence and all for the price of one decent holiday. Wish I had done this years ago! If you are thinking about it just do it its so worth having a nice smile at last :)

There is a ramp up but has a lip on door. U could get wheelchair over it but there are steps down to where u go to see the dentist

Dentists

Morningside Dental Clinic

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

I have recently completed implant treatment and now have my new tooth. The service was excellent as always.

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!

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.

Seven Hills Dental Practice

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

I have had cosmetic surgery done on my 4 front teeth at this surgery and am delighted with the result. I now can smile with confidence and all for the price of one decent holiday. Wish I had done this years ago! If you are thinking about it just do it its so worth having a nice smile at last :)

There is a ramp up but has a lip on door. U could get wheelchair over it but there are steps down to where u go to see the dentist

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.

Chinese Doctor

126 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4BX, UK – 0131 452 8778

About 4 years ago whilst visiting Edinburgh I suddenly found myself so dizzy I could hardly walk straight. I'd noticed Dr Wan's surgery earlier in the day so I returned, only to find that it was already closed. Feeling desperate, I phoned him. He asked me many probing questions before he said that he would return to his surgery and see me. It was 5.30 pm. Dr Wan gave me a thorough check-over, then treated me for an hour and a half after which I was back to normal, and able to continue my holiday. I was so very grateful. There was no extra charge beyond his normal fee. I still come back to see Dr Wan once a year. Clearly, I cannot rate him highly enough.

Colinton Road Surgery

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

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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

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

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.

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

Wester Hailes Baptist Church

1 Clovenstone Park, Edinburgh EH14 3BG, UK – 0131 453 4206

Great church that has a lot of community stuff going on.

Used as polling station, and a grand singalong

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

Lovely

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

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

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.

Just Clear House Clearance Edinburgh

40/8 Robertson Ave, Edinburgh EH11 1PS, UK – 0845 319 8000

These guys were great. Thanks very much for the clearance! Was a weight off my shoulders. Very friendly, professional and experienced!

Made an amazing job at clearing my house out. Very professional, quick and reliable. Will definitely use this service again

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

Maison Bleue Le Bistrot

372 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 5HS, UK – 0131 447 0345

Amazing food. The ribeye steak is delicious, they have some of the best calamari I've ever tasted and desert to die for. Staff are really friendly and helpful. Nice selection of whiskey. Highly recommended.

We went to the Le Bistrot location. Great food, wonderful atmosphere and amazing staff ! Very family friendly, we can't wait to go back!

Morningside Spice

74 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4BY, UK – 0131 447 1435

Good value and tasty lunch

Consistently good curries. Friendly and helpful staff.

Amani Classic Punjabi Indian Cuisine

124 Morningside Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4BX, UK – 0131 447 9898

This is totally the best Indian takeaway I've had,the meat was really tender and the portion size was very reasonable,I would highly recommend amani to anyone ๐Ÿ‘

Great Indian takeaway. The food is cooked fresh in front of you, and the chefs are happy to cook dishes to your preferred level of spice. Always friendly service, and they often throw in a free poppadom or two as well. Winner.

Nursery and Preschools

Headstart Nursery Scools Ltd

64-68 Morningside Dr, Edinburgh EH10 5NU, UK – 0131 447 4778

Headstart is a fantastic nursery who cater for babies up to toddlers. The staff are so friendly and informative. My son progressed very much with his interaction and learning skills since he attended headstart and I really felt at ease when I dropped him off for the day, knowing he was being looked after so well. I was particularly impressed with the parent log on, where I could see photos and a description on how my son got on at nursery that day, very good service. Highly recommend them.

Both my children went to this great nursery and it was amazing! They truly care for your children and get to know them. Everything you could wish for in a nursery. I would recommend it to anyone.

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.

Lanark Road Nursery

305 Lanark Rd, Edinburgh EH14 2LL, UK – 0131 441 5678

Fantastic staff and fantastic facilities for all children. My 3 children all loved it here.

Primary and Secondary Schools

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

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

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

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.

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.

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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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