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

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

Very handy bank right on portobello high street

Castle Community Bank - Craigmillar Branch

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

Great service, friendly staff, would strongly recommend.

ATM (Bank of Scotland)

7 Wolseley Cres, Edinburgh EH8 7AD, UK

Easy access to ATM, new machine, doesn't look dodgy.

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!
Edinburgh Trusted Trader

101 Niddrie Mains Rd, Edinburgh EH16 4DS, UK – 0333 444 0195

The Edinburgh Trusted Trader scheme is backed by the trading standards and has Police Scotland behind them to vet potential companies wishing to join the scheme. I can personally recommend them for their professionalism, efficiency and efforts their team put into their work and will go the extra mile to satisfy.

The Trusted Trader Scheme allows business owners the opportunity to show their open door policy, at the same time as allowing consumers the confidence that someone in authority is acting on their behalf to check properly on traders they are seeking to us. Well worth joining.

Registers Of Scotland

Meadowbank House, 153 London Rd, Edinburgh EH8 7AU, UK – 0843 504 8723

This is the place for land and property records such as house prices, ownership, and other legal records. It's not for births, deaths and marriages. That's the National Records of Scotland.

Inch Park Nursery

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

Great plants at good prices!

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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

When I go to the dentist I look calm, but that belies the terror I feel. Martin Morley at Craigentinny Dental seemed to understand my fear and never did anything that I wasn't comfortable with. I had sedation for some treatment, it was an excellent option. Martin and the sedation dental nurse Maureen were great - reassuring, calm, supportive. Thank you, I might even go back!

After many years of avoiding treatment due to a fear of needles and poor care at a previous dental practice, I plucked up the courage to seek help at Craigentinny Dental Care. I'm so glad I did. Miriam Figge is an incredible dentist. She always provides explanations for what she is doing, how it is going to feel and what I can expect . She discussed various treatment options so I could make an informed choice of how I wanted my dental treatment plan to go and always provided advice on aftercare that I should follow up at home. Miriam is professional, kind and considered my needs, for example by helping put me at ease when I become overwhelmed by my fear of needles. After six months, I have now finished all of my treatment and feel like I have a renewed sense of confidence. I feel really taken care of and very well looked after over the course of my treatment plan. I don't think anyone likes going to the dentist, but when you experience this level of first class service and care, it can make what is typically a stressful experience - especially for those who fear the dentist, significantly less so. Miriam is a credit to Craigentinny Dental Care and this review is to acknowledge her high levels of professionalism and exceptional standards. I cannot recommend her and Craigentinny Dental Care highly enough. Thank you.

Portobello Dental Clinic

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

As a nervous patient I was not looking forward to my first dentist visit in many years, and as I had recently moved, but was suffering with some pain, I had to quickly search the Internet to find a practice. Luckily this practice was the one that could see me the soonest, and I have to say that I was very happy with my initial, and subsequent visits. The staff are very friendly and the dentist very quickly put me to ease. I have always been very sceptical about Dentists telling you that fillings, etc are needed (££££) when they are not, but this was not the case, and instead the dentist took time to talk me through what I should be doing to prevent the need for any further work. Overall, a very pleasant experience and I have since convinced my partner to go who had similar reservations about the dentist, but have since been singing their praises.

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.

Milton Surgery

132 Mountcastle Dr S, Edinburgh EH15 3LL, UK – 0131 549 7300

Very good staff from reception to doctors .I think the need to up date the technology is required by offering online booking of appointments for those that can would assist with the smooth running of this practise

Helpful staff, good GPs. Never had any problems with phone service.

Inchpark Surgery

10 Marmion Cres, Edinburgh EH16 5QU, UK – 0131 666 2121

always lovely. super doctors

Excellent.

Southfield Medical Practice

132 Mountcastle Dr S, Edinburgh EH15 3LL, UK – 0131 549 7340

I have been a patient at Southfield Medical Practice for over ten years. I phoned all the local medical practices before making my choice, and I based the choice on the phone manner of the receptionists, who are kind, friendly and helpful, and the ease of their procedure for getting repeat prescription. So far, I have always found the doctors and the nurse courteous, helpful and appropriate, and the receptionists are absolutely lovely. One of the receptionists has worked there for years and she's kind, warm and friendly, with a lovely smile which makes every visit a social, enjoyable pleasure.

Realy good attention, attentive and accessible Doctors, above average booking system and non hostile reception team

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

Visited a friend here today. Found the signage to find wards etc excellent, staff were very helpful and all do a fantastic job. Plenty of parking.

There are so many good and bad points to this hospital. It totally depends on who you see and where you go. For the most part I would say it was a good hospital, the staff are friendly enough. But there are those that seem inconvenienced by you and treat you with zero respect. I'm very much in the middle here!

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.

The staff is very nice! Doctors and nurses are very professional.

Pregnancy Support Unit

51 Little France Cres, Edinburgh EH16 4SA, UK

Cool

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

Duddingston Kirk

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

Lovely old church with lots of history. A modern tearoom and garden make this a great place to visit.

Gorgeous wee church in Holyrood park

Portobello Old Parish Church

Bellfield St, Edinburgh EH15 2BP, UK – 0131 669 3406

Interesting

St John's Roman Catholic Church

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

Warm and friendly parish

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

I have always found most of the staff here very helpful. However, I tried to phone direct about something and was sent to a general council number and put on one of the council's interminable loops of numbers to press - none of which were relevant to my query. A direct number and a person to speak to would be far more useful.

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.

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

Would highly recommend these guys. I called up Alfie last minute looking for help with clearing out my rental flat and attic prior to selling, he was very responsive and was able to fit me in quickly. The three guys came on time this morning and they quickly and efficiently cleared everything (Even though there was more than I expected - sorry!!). Nice guys as well. Top job!

Fantastic service! Very impressed with the enthusiasm for the business and the speed at which we were able to get booked in (overnight none the less!) Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a business who really cares about you.

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

Laura's Chinese Restaurant

Abercorn Terrace, Edinburgh EH15 2DA, UK – 0131 657 9464

One of the best Chinese food places you'll find in Edinburgh (perhaps even the U.K.!) They use very fresh ingredients in their dishes, cooked to perfection by Mdm Tan (who hails from Hong Kong!). The people there are unbelievably warm, the atmosphere excellent! Their service is great despite the immense volume of takeaway orders!! If you're visiting Portobello Beach here in Edinburgh, you've got to try this out!!! (:

Fabulous tasty food and seriously great, friendly staff

Mint Indian Takeaway

64 Portobello High St, Edinburgh EH15 1AN, UK – 0131 669 9211

The best take away curry in Edinburgh

The Cuddie Brae

91 Newcraighall Rd, Musselburgh EH21 8RX, UK – 0131 657 1212

Came here straight after a long drive for our Mini Moon and all need of some good food and a drink but we left with more then that. James who was the waiter for us was fantastic and left us leaving in stitches. Food was also amazing and can't help but want to come back!

It's OK at best. The place is tidy and prices reasonable but the food is so so. Our breakfast arrived cold after waiting 30 mins. The staff member you get can be good or bad

Nursery and Preschools

The Honest Toun Nursery

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

I can't recommend this nursery highly enough. My 16 month old loves going to the nursery in the mornings. The staff are super helpful and very knowledgable and are happy to give advice if asked. We get a thorough 1 to 1 with a staff member at the end of each day including a completed book. All the kids seem happy here and they do lots and lots of activities. I particularly like the fact that they organise external companies to visit weekly such as music class. Nursery manager encourages parent interaction and lots opportunities to be involved with the nursery.

Forbes Childrens Nursery

12 Claremont Park, Edinburgh EH6 7, UK – 0131 553 5068

Having found out from friends who were parents that the waiting lists for nurseries in Edinburgh was CRAZY long I set about looking for nurseries when I was 6 months pregnant. I lived and worked in Leith so I was looking for a nursery in this neck of Edinburgh's woods. I visited a few nurseries and for me one of the really important factors was outdoor space. I lived in a flat on a main road and I really wanted my little girl to be able to go out and play like I did as a girl. So, when I stumbled upon Forbes Nursery, I fell in love. The nursery is placed opposite Leith Links in what I assume was previously a very very large home / guest house. The nursery is deceptively huge - there are only 4 doors and stairs leading off the entrance way, but it is very tardis like - rooms leading from other rooms. Plenty of space indoors for little tots. An abundance of indoor activities to keep them busy and developing. BUT the clincher - the garden is ENORMOUS! Boasting half an acre of land with lots of little sections, a secret garden, a vegetable patch that the children help to plant, various play park areas, again sectioned for different ages and stages. Lots of outdoor toys - kid heaven! Oh the fun and adventures I could have had in that garden if I was a child again! My daughter is now 2 and has been going for over a year - she loves it - she doesn't want to leave. The carers are so friendly, helpful, caring and informative. My daughter's development has come on leaps and bounds since starting, she's confident, happy, bright and has made so many friends. We have now moved out of the area, but I wouldn't dream of changing her nursery - I cannot recommend this place highly enough!

Cameron House Nursery School

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

nice

Primary and Secondary Schools

Stoneyhill Primary School

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

Mah old school

Mohammed Omar elarsheed

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

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
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