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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.


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......

Bank of Scotland

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

Friendly and welcoming.. no free samples though.

Very pleasant and helpful.


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


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.
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

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've researched for a few dental clinics in Edinburgh for awhile and finally found the one for me. My first visit to Seven Hills Dental Practice I was pleasantly surprised how friendly and welcoming they were. When I first met my new dentist Dr Veneeth Balachandra he made me feel right home. He has offered me more choices of treatments for my specific problems never offered by previous dentists. I am looking forward to starting my treatments and I am certain I will have a successful results. H. Evans

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 Dental Care

47-51 Slateford Rd, Edinburgh EH11 1PR, UK – 0131 337 2689

The quality of care offered by Dawn, Hetta and the team at this dental practice is excellent. I feel absolutely confident in the recommended treatments and procedures, and every effort is made to put the patient at their ease. Reception staff are friendly and professional. Alison the hygienist also first class. Highly recommend!

I was recommended by a friend to Slatford Dental Care when I had to have one of my prominent teeth removed, I'm quite uncomfortable going to the dentist and not a very good patient however the huge gap in my mouth was extremely unsightly. I made an appointment to go and see Robert King, at my first visit Robert and his assistant Martine Milne were fantastic, Robert told me about the different options I could have and explained the different procedures, he suggested I go away and think about it. I opted for a implant, I was sent all the relevant information about the procedure and my appointment was made. My second visit was to insert the small metal screw to hold my new tooth, as you can imagine I was extremely apprehensive but Robert and Martine went out of their way to ensure I was comfortable and relaxed, I left the surgery with nothing more than a slightly sore jaw where my gum had been stitched, by the time I had had my third visit I was totally relaxed and found the procedure extremely easy, my fourth visit was to take a moulding of my mouth and to match the colour for my new tooth, my fifth and final visit I had my new tooth fitted I can honestly say it was the best decision I have made choosing Robert King and his team. I would thoroughly recommend him and the Staleford Dental Practice


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!

Corstorphine Dental Centre

96 Saughton Road North, Edinburgh EH12 7JU, UK – 0131 334 2524

I've been a patient at Corstorphine Dental Centre for 8 years and have always found the staff to be professional and welcoming. My dentist is Thomas Murphy, his skill and experience always engenders absolute confidence. He's easily the best dentist I've ever had, I can't recommend him highly enough. I've had fillings, extraction, root canal treatment, a crown and a partial chrome denture and have been thoroughly delighted with all my treatment. I have an issue with generalised anxiety and Thomas always goes out of his way to calm me down and is happy to explain everything to me in terms that I can easily understand.

Dr Hardy always goes the extra mile to ensure my dental health. fantastic dentist and meticulous, with a wonderful bed side manner.

Fairmilehead Dental Practice

6 Oxgangs Rd, Edinburgh EH10 7AU, UK – 0131 445 1505

A very friendly dental practice. I felt very reassured and the dentist was very thorough. All the staff are lovely. I would highly recommend Fairmilehead Dental Practice.

Colinton Road Surgery

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

Fantastic staff. Really helpful and caring doctors.

Craiglockhart Medical Group

Allermuir Health Centre, 165 Colinton Mains Dr, Edinburgh EH13 9AF, UK – 0131 312 2140

Great new surgery. Staff / nurses and the doctors are all very good and helpful

I would just like to say what a pleasure and a delighted the receptions Donna is, she go’s out of her way to accommodate you working under very stressful situation. Keep up the good work, some of your colleges could learn a lot.

Slateford Medical Centre

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

Receptionist staff are amazing very polite and helpful also find that if they have time for a chat they will ask how you are and make an active effort to get to know you I can seriously see out of all the doctors surgeries I have been with this one by far has the most polite staff only problem I have is with Dr chadwick I find him very stereotypical and very insensitive also in my experience with all the doctors I am rushed out the door because they're usually running late. plus I turn up for my appointments on time and I have to wait half an hour to 45 minutes sometimes before I'm called on the thing is if we turned up 30 minutes later it would be a different story.

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.

Click for local doctors - see contact details and location maps.
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

The things a? Maybe know proffcer Dr John geddes,!!! Helped me alot, the staff have to name no, I. D even ward ten?,,, many. Any yrs later when I gelnocals prison,,, showed me the bad one?? Hahaha a was never showed how much care, a was bomdarded with care, could not hurt anyone, never have, locking up, no eggecft, but the care from prisoners aswell,H Holton,,, and Linda conner!!! Gave life with the prisoners, but care!!!"Is key???

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 Edinburgh Clinic

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

Went to Edinburgh Clinic today for an operation on my leg. I arrived at the clinic for 7 was prepped and taken into the operating room for 8 and was bandaged and ready to go home for after lunch time. Was fast efficient and staff were very friendly. Thanks!

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

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 5DG, UK – 0131 337 3049

I am planning a trip to Scotland within the next 30-60 days. I am hoping for some help with a safe place to stay while I am there. I am LDS, from America. Coming over on my own. Would like to see as much as possible without spending all my funds on just a hotel room. Is there anyone in the ward or stake that would be willing to let me stay with them for a good 2-3 weeks? I will have funds for food. Please let me know either way. I'm over 45 years old, and this may be my last big trip. I would love to go with the relief society to the London temple if that can be arranged. Thank you.

My hubby and I are on our honeymoon here in the city and we are so glad to find an LDS ward to attend church for Sunday. Sacrament meeting begins at 10:30am if anyone is interested in visiting. Beautiful neighborhood and lovely members here! I'm a bit sad this is our only Sunday.

Colinton Parish Church

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

A beautiful chruch located next to water of Leith and easily accessible by water of Leith walkway. Building of chruch was combination of historical church along with modern cafe. Graveyard next to chruch was very peaceful and clean. Overall it was very relaxing environment and can be thoroughly enjoyed. It also insight to work of Robert Louis Stevenson who was famous Scottish writer.

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

Morningside United Church

15 Chamberlain Rd, Edinburgh EH10 4DH, UK – 0131 447 3152

Nice church hall

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

Friendly service. Lovely food. Nice venue. Deserves to be busier.

I'd live here if they let me. Once I went for lunch and dinner on the same day, had a pizza for starter and for main. Staff are nice too! X

Maison Bleue Le Bistrot

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

Went here on a Sunday recently, lovely little restaurant and very welcoming . Had the cauliflower soup which was tasty but definitely needed to be much hotter. Lovely fresh bread and butter served which was a nice touch. My friends had haggis balls starter which they said were gorgeous but could have done with 3 instead of only 2 as they are quite small. Main was minute steak and chips which we all had and was tasty, however definitely needed to be served with decent side salad, as again, smallish portions.. Always feel disappointed in a main meal when there isn't a bit more than a few bits of lamb leaf or rocket when it's easy enough to offer crunchy lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and few other things, adding colour and flavour.. I think it may be time restaurants offer the same for soups as we have for coffee options, extra hot! All in all, we had a lovely little meal and great service here...

Evening visit. Delightful and friendly. Personal and personable service. Couldn't fault the food or the service. Will certainly be high on our list to visit next time we're in Edinburgh.

Imperial Palace

36 Inglis Green Rd, Edinburgh EH14 2ER, UK – 0131 443 6898

Very nice Birthday meal here. The staff are friendly and made the visit pleasant. I found the restaurant to be quite quiet for a Saturday night.

We love good dim sum and have eaten at many restaurants. Imperial is a big family restaurant and the day we went was full of local Chinese families having the weekly fill. The menu is fairly comprehensive with such unusual choices as whelks and tripe. The menu also includes congee a good sign as that's a go to food for most Chinese. We enjoyed our food choices but could not make this 5 stars. The squid cakes were good as were the shrimp parcels and the Cheung fun. Some items we chose were overwhelming such as the beef balls which were huge. Its not a restaurant to dismiss lightly, so we will go again and try other combinations. Down stairs is one of Edinburgh's outstanding Chinese supermarkets. Proper Chinese food.

Nursery and Preschools

Greenbank Pre School

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

exciting nursery for 3-5 year olds in the new hall behind Greenbank Church - morning and afternoon places available

Cranley Nursery

66 Katesmill Rd, Edinburgh EH14 1JF, UK – 0131 441 3804

Melville House Nursery

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

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.

St Cuthbert's R C Primary School

9 Hutchison Crossway, Edinburgh EH14 1RP, UK – 0131 443 2621

Good all round 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

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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Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
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