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

28 Niddrie Mains Rd, Edinburgh EH16 4BG, UK – 0131 517 9987

It doesn't exist, its shut down

Castle Community Bank - Craigmillar Branch

84 Niddrie Mains Rd, Edinburgh EH16 4DT, UK – 0131 258 9738

Great service, friendly staff, would strongly recommend.

TSB Bank

134C Portobello High St, Edinburgh EH15 1AJ, UK – 0131 517 9982

Building Societies

Beltane Fire Society

Arts Complex St Margaret's House, 151 London Rd, Edinburgh EH7 6AE, UK – 0131 661 5666

Such an established part of the Edinburgh calendar since 1988. How amazing to have a fire festival in the middle of the city centre. Beltane is a charity and mostly relies on volunteers.

Local Chambers of Commerce for EH15 2NP. 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!
Inch Park Nursery

Old Dalkeith Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5UF, UK – 0131 664 4135

Great plants at good prices!

It's great

Craigmillar Library

101 Niddrie Mains Rd, Edinburgh EH16 4DS, UK – 0131 529 5597

A fabulous library. The work they do with the local community, particularly youth, must be applauded.

Well thought out library with free wi-fi for members. Has Council helpdesks and a cafe

Seafield Community Recycling Centre

Fillyside Rd, Edinburgh EH7 6RD, UK – 0131 529 3030

What can I say? This is a good place to recycle those unwanted bulky and difficult to recycle items. It is a bit out of the way, near Portobello Beach. We dumped sound equipment, old mobile phones, crockery, and lamps. They have domestic recycling spots for old mattresses, televisions, PC equipment, soil, iron, plastics, etc.. It doesn't cost you anything to recycle (we did it by using a taxi, so that was our cost) and you will be glad you did get rid of some stuff like we did. NOTE: if you are recycling difficult to process stuff, or commercial waste, contact the people on the site and they will advise if there is a cost involved Use it, as it is better than being a dumb dumper.

Easy to drop off quickly, helpful staff but dont bring a van or wear tradies overalls as they have strict rules regards trade waste

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 EH15. 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 EH15 2NP 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

Dental Express Ltd

310-312 Portobello High St, Edinburgh EH15 2DA, UK – 0131 669 3333

Dr. Kevin Houston has done a great job on my teeth, thanks.

Craigentinny Dental Care

57 Duddingston Crescent, Edinburgh EH15 3AY, UK – 0131 669 2114

As a nervous patient I am no longer nervous about attending since joining craigentinny 20 years ago. Fraser and the team are always very polite and friendly. I see Fraser and Jill (one of their hygienists) every 6 months between them and the rest of the team they make a dental examination into a nice relaxed experience. I would highly recommend this dental practice- they really look after you. Their work and manner is most definitely 5 star!

The staff are so friendly and helpful! I managed to chip a tooth and the dentists did a great job at repairing what I bought was unrepairable. The receptionist was sympathetic and managed to help fit me in at short notice even though it was not ideal for them. It was very much appreciated! Facilities are new and the whole experience just had a really lovely atmosphere (never thought that was possible in a dentist!)

Portobello Dental Clinic

274 Portobello High St, Edinburgh EH15 2AT, UK – 0131 669 1193

After suffering from dental anxiety for many years I find going to the dentist extremely hard. But the staff and dentists are also so patient and kind with me, great atmosphere. Would highly recommend the practice.

Recently moved to the area and was in need of an emergency appointment as soon as possible. The staff we're friendly and welcoming and the dentist had me sorted and out of pain in no time.

Craigmillar Medical Group

106 Niddrie Mains Rd, Edinburgh EH16 4DT, UK – 0131 322 2111

Very good and helpful. Recently moved to another area and a different practice, but I now realise how good the surgery, staff and doctors are.

A good family health centre

The Baronscourt Surgery

89 Northfield Broadway, Edinburgh EH8 7RX, UK – 0131 657 5444

I have never had a problem getting an appointment and while I'm at the surgery it's always been pleasant and everyone kind. I'm not much of a Google reviewer but the rating is unfairly low and I thought I should try to even it out. I've been with the surgery for over a year and have had a baby (so quite a few appointments) and have nothing to complain about.

The hours posted here and on Baronscourt's website (8 AM - 6 PM M-F) are incorrect. I don't know what they are, but I just called today, Tues, at 4:25 PM, and the answer machine replied that the surgery is not open. I require a ton of medication and blood tests for an incurable, chronic disease, and experience small admin issues every other month on the order of: Me: "I requested a repeat online three days ago, and haven't heard anything. Is everything okay?" Receptionist: "I'll have the Dr. Call you." Dr (voicemail): "This is Dr X. We can't issue a repeat until you schedule a blood test." Me (next day):"I'm returning a call from Dr. X regarding my repeat request. Please let Dr. X know that I AM scheduled for a blood test, and I am running out of medication as this has taken a week already!" Receptionist: "I'll let the Dr know." It works out in the end, but that week of stress and difficulty communicating sucks. Never gone to them with a life threatening issue (knock on wood), but we're stuck between a rock and a hard place (General Practice and A&E). Pick yer poison. I'm American, and prefer this over the US's system. Know that they've had a receptionist that is just awful. If you try again later, you'll have a better experience with anyone but her. They are also very stretched staffing-wise, but I think that's a problem system-wide.

St Triduana's Medical Practice

St Triduana's Medical Practice, 54 Moira Park, Edinburgh EH7 6RU, UK – 0131 657 3341

Great Practice. Staff is very helpful. I can't say enough good things about them.

The groups are fantastic, and the doctors too..I recommend this GP in anyways

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 Infirmary

51 Little France Dr, Edinburgh EH16 4SA, UK – 0131 536 1000

First class service from extremely busy staff. Excellent outpatient service . And exemplary service to veterans. Well done #NHS SSH

They did a good job of patching me up after a motorcycle accident and looked after me well during my two week stay. Have unfortunately had to visit quite often in recent years either for myself or family members and friends. They always have done a great job and been gery compasionate.

Restalrig Park Medical Centre

40 Alemoor Cres, Edinburgh EH7 6UJ, UK – 0131 454 2110

I was not a patient at this surgery yet all the staff I dealt with were extremely friendly and helpful, on the phone, and in person. On the phone they were able to advise me where and how to get immediate treatment. And suggested I call in the next day to see if they could make an appointment for me, which they did just an hour later, even though I was not registered there at the time.

Okay, not very confidential

University of Edinburgh-The Queen's Medical Research Institute

47 Little France Cres, Edinburgh EH16 4TJ, UK – 0131 242 9100

Very educational and impressive city

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for EH15 2NP.

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 EH15 2NP
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's Roman Catholic Church

3 Sandford Gardens, Edinburgh EH15 1LP, UK – 0131 669 5447

Warm and friendly parish

Duddingston Kirk

5 Old Church Ln, Edinburgh EH15 3PX, UK – 0131 661 4240

We visited this small but beautiful structure after been to the Arthur's Seat, walking down the peak.

A small 12th century church nestled at the corner of Duddingston Loch.

St Teresa of Lisieux

Franciscan Friary, 118-120 Niddrie Mains Rd, Edinburgh EH16 4EG, UK – 0131 661 2185

Place for those who want silent, pray and get spiritual life

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

Seafield Community Recycling Centre

Fillyside Rd, Edinburgh EH7 6RD, UK – 0131 529 3030

What can I say? This is a good place to recycle those unwanted bulky and difficult to recycle items. It is a bit out of the way, near Portobello Beach. We dumped sound equipment, old mobile phones, crockery, and lamps. They have domestic recycling spots for old mattresses, televisions, PC equipment, soil, iron, plastics, etc.. It doesn't cost you anything to recycle (we did it by using a taxi, so that was our cost) and you will be glad you did get rid of some stuff like we did. NOTE: if you are recycling difficult to process stuff, or commercial waste, contact the people on the site and they will advise if there is a cost involved Use it, as it is better than being a dumb dumper.

Easy to drop off quickly, helpful staff but dont bring a van or wear tradies overalls as they have strict rules regards trade waste

Old Dalkeith Road Community Recycling Centre

Old Dalkeith Road, Craigmillar, Edinburgh EH16 4TB, UK – 0131 529 3030

Congratulations to the staff who have taken the time to make a little garden area around their cabin. I dropped some rubbish off yesterday and it brightened a dull edinburgh evening to see the colourful display. Well done. Staff were pleasant and helpful as usual.

Staff are usually helpful, and it's well organized and signed. It's very convenient to drop lots of rubbish for recycling.

Junkbuster Recycling

8C Bath St, Edinburgh EH15 1EY, UK – 07541 131418

I used Junkbuster when prepping a second-floor flat for refurbishment. The furniture and all sorts were pretty tatty but they assured me everything would be recycled/re-used and not end up in landfill. They arrived bang on time, Alfie introduced the team and they got to work. It was a competitive rate too. I was delighted!

I am very happy with Junk Busters. They quoted accurately over the phone and came out the next day within the time they advised! They were very quick and the quote was substantially lower than others we had received. Added bonus to know that we aren't contributing more to landfill! Thanks guys!

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

Leisure Quarter, Fort Kinnaird Shopping Centre, Edinburgh EH15 3RD, UK – 0131 669 9888

Much needed in the area, good pizza and handy location. If you are going on the weekend - book. Gets VERY busy. Good for take away if you live in the area. Staff have always been great. Kids love watching the pizza kitchen.

Food was good and the staff were great. Very busy on a Saturday afternoon, booking advised.

Chiquito

Unit A3E North Quarter, Fort Kinnaird Shopping Centre, Kinnaird Park, Edinburgh EH15 3RD, UK – 0131 669 3315

The service was fantastic the waiter could not have been anymore helpful and the food was spot on, drinks were lovely, no complaints whatsoever, I highly recommend this place. I hope this standard continues.

Food is good but service is invariably slow. The servers however are friendly and accommodating.

eh15 restaurant & bar

24 Milton Rd E, Edinburgh EH15, UK – 0131 344 7344

High quality

When you consider what they are doing here, it is quite possibly one of the best restaurants in Edinburgh. Never expensive, always interesting and we're helping train the professionals of tomorrow. Just wish you didn't have to book and that it was open every night.

Nursery and Preschools

The Honest Toun Nursery

11-19 Stoneybank Terrace, Musselburgh EH21 6LY, UK – 0131 665 5353

Cameron House Nursery School

Cameron House Ave, Edinburgh EH16 5LF, UK – 0131 667 5117

Rocking Horse Nursery

60A Duddingston Rd, Edinburgh EH15 1SG, UK – 0131 669 0819

Primary and Secondary Schools

Castlebrae Community High School

2A Greendykes Rd, Edinburgh EH16 4DP, UK – 0131 661 1282

Omg can't believe I went here a good few years ago 1981\2\3

Stoneyhill Primary School

41 Clayknowes Way, Musselburgh EH21 6UL, UK – 0131 665 3119

Mohammed Omar elarsheed

Brunstane Primary School

106 Magdalene Dr, Edinburgh EH15 3BE, UK – 0131 669 4498

Fairly recently an ex pupil came back to be head teacher. The school has came on leaps and bounds and I am proud to have my 3 kids here.

It has kids climbing frames

Public & Preparatory Schools

Regius School

69A Whitehill St, Newcraighall, Musselburgh EH21 8QZ, UK – 0131 669 2913

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Local social service agencies for EH15 2NP with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for EH15 2NP with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for EH15 2NP, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
Local water supply and treatment companies for EH15 2NP with contact details and location maps