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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

43 Comely Bank, Edinburgh EH4 1AF, UK – 0131 456 8501

Standard banking facility, staff are friendly but it can be quiet busy especially during peak times. Cash machine just inside and a deposit machine near the desks for convenience. Car park can be full especially at school times.

The car park is a nightmare to use when Mums and Dads are picking up their Brats

Bank of Scotland

206 St John's Rd, Edinburgh EH12 8SH, UK – 0131 465 2511

Excellent staff, so professional and friendly that I would like to visit more often the branch :-)

Excellent staff, loses a star just for car parking facilities.

Royal Bank of Scotland

1 Chesser Ave, Edinburgh EH14 1TB, UK – 0345 724 2424

Always busy often with large queues. Lots of business customers.

Great customer service.. Queues aren't that long either!!

Building Societies

Nationwide

72 St John's Rd, Corstophine, Edinburgh EH12 8AT, UK – 0800 554 0921

Super happy staff, always greeting with a smile, friendly and fast service :)

Friendly staff, efficient service

Scottish Building Society

S B S House, 193 Dalry Rd, Edinburgh EH11 2EF, UK – 0131 313 7700

Local Chambers of Commerce for EH12 5ST. 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 Council Fleet Services and MOT

38 Russell Rd, Edinburgh EH11 2LP, UK – 0131 337 2307

No fuss, and really straight forward gents.

No trouble mot for our 14 year old car, they even changed an indicator bulb that was on its way out for free. Will be going back next year.

Drumbrae Library Hub

81 Drum Brae Dr, Edinburgh EH4 7FE, UK – 0131 529 5244

This recently built, modern library has everything you need in a local community. You can order books from any Edinburgh library using the app and pick them up and drop them off here. They also have a nice quiet area for reading or studying as well as computers for kids and a toddler singing group. The staff seem to deal with the local teenagers well and it's a nice place to drop into to pick up a new book to read. I think they also serve coffee but I've never tried it.

It's exactly what the area needed,it's a very large open plan area down stairs, with places for reading/quite spots etc,upstairs has quiet areas to study/read/work and an adult computer room with 12 computers in it, excellent for mums with tots and kids in school,helps them communicate with each other and has a nice pleasant vibe,lots of diffrent things going on/groups etc. A big plus is they've took our kids offf the streets and gave them a place to hang out with friends(better than Them hanging around) bored) by providing a huge range of computers/ps3/xbox360/Wii games with a large amount of TVs to use with them and the staff are great with our local youngsters and are a good influence on them, having built up a excellent rapore with most of them. There's public access for all ages/ library/housing/coffee shop/food bank to name but a few services,in my eyes this was money very well spent,well done all off the team@drumbraehub

Community Recycling Centre

Bankhead Ave, Edinburgh EH11 4EA, UK – 0131 529 3030

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

Mixed review for me. Positive: On one of my visits, there were three guys standing chatting. I was wary of interrupting them however when I asked one of the guys for assistance as I had a heavy tv unit in my car to dispose of, I was helped with no problem at all thankfully. Negatives: On one occasion I arrived with a full car and the tip was closed as it was "too windy" despite having been before and since on windy days and it was open. Fair enough if it was a gale but this is Scotland, it's windy most of the time and on this particular day the wind wasn't particularly bad in my opinion, it was worse on my most recent visit and it was open. Second negative: Unaware of the "no admittance after 7:20 pm" rule, I arrived at the site one evening at 7:17pm and the gates were already closed and the guys were already most of the way up the park. There was a lady in front of me too and she arrived five minutes before I did and it was closed already then.To have to the gates locked up and for the guys to have walked the length of the tip from the gate to almost the top of the site by the time I arrived at the gates, they must have closed between ten past and quarter past 7. The lady in front of me was adamant she was there just before quarter past and it was already closed. You should not be locking the gates until 20 past as your sign states we can come in up to 20 past. As the other poster here said, it's no wonder some people fly tip when things like this happen. Make sure you arrive before 7pm if you want to be sure you can get in (weekends excluded obviously as it closes earlier). Thanks

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.
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Find the local council, MP and MEP for EH12. 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 EH12 5ST 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

Gorgie Road Dental Practice

296/, 1 Gorgie Rd, Edinburgh EH11 2PP, UK – 0131 337 3936

Really good service.

St Johns Road Dental Practice

176-178 St John's Rd, Edinburgh EH12 8BE, UK – 0131 334 2704

Brilliant Practice for all the family. Have been coming for years and now bring my own kids. Really nice staff and great appointment times.

The only quality dentist there is Alan Stewart. Best dentist I have ever been to in my life, the rest of them are talented but useless with anaesthetic and listening to patients.

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.

Dentists

Gorgie Road Dental Practice

296/, 1 Gorgie Rd, Edinburgh EH11 2PP, UK – 0131 337 3936

Really good service.

St Johns Road Dental Practice

176-178 St John's Rd, Edinburgh EH12 8BE, UK – 0131 334 2704

Brilliant Practice for all the family. Have been coming for years and now bring my own kids. Really nice staff and great appointment times.

The only quality dentist there is Alan Stewart. Best dentist I have ever been to in my life, the rest of them are talented but useless with anaesthetic and listening to patients.

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.

Ladywell Medical Centre West

10 Ladywell Rd, Edinburgh EH12 7TB, UK – 0131 334 3602

Dr Williams is very good but reception are very rude

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.

East Craigs Medical Practice

10 Bughtlin Market, Edinburgh EH12 8XP, UK – 0131 339 6670

Most of the time I get the appointment same day and the staff is very helpful

I used to wonder what Herpies could be, until they all shared its magic with me.

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

Spire Murrayfield Hospital

122 Corstorphine Rd, Edinburgh EH12 6UD, UK – 0131 334 0363

A totally amazing and professional experience at this hospital, under consultant Mr Awf Quaba.Simply the best!!!

Just had microdisctomy at the weekend, friendly helpful staff, made To feel very comfortable and welcome, Home now on the road to recovery.

Western General Hospital

Crewe Rd S, Edinburgh EH4 2XU, UK – 0131 537 1000

Great Hospital, easy to get around and the staff who are caring for my wife have been fantastic. very considerate and caring and always able to take a wee bit of time to answer questions. I read Spencer Healey's negative review and found it appalling and crass, he should be ashamed of himself, clearly has no comprehension on how a very large organisation works and the pressures they are under, including the Switchboard.

Travel here 4 times a year. No issues at all with treatment but car parking is diabolical. Was better when you had to pay because people parked, got treated and left giving a much quicker turnaround and space availability. As a hospital though - first class.

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

Had a Scan Plus at the clinic recently, fantastic staff and experience, would highly recommend.

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for EH12 5ST.

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 EH12 5ST
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 Ogilvie RC Church

159 Sighthill Dr, Edinburgh EH11 4PY, UK – 0131 453 5035

My first experience in this church was great; the people are loving and live as one community of Christians which reminds me of the need to be loved and accepted. This gave me the courage to be part of this community and willing to help out as time permits. A lovely and beautiful community of Christians. Everyone is welcome here.

St Joseph's Catholic Church

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

Great nursery

Destiny Church Edinburgh

52 Gorgie Rd, Edinburgh EH11 2NB, UK – 0131 555 2707

Love this church would recommend it it's values are based on the word of God worth attending Pastor Pete is awesome 😊

If you've finally realised that there is more to life than 'this', then you've found the right place. It's a very modern Church built on traditional values. Very friendly with first rate kids church. It's a come as you are type of place, so no need to get dressed up, get mentally prepared or anything. Just go!

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

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

Mixed review for me. Positive: On one of my visits, there were three guys standing chatting. I was wary of interrupting them however when I asked one of the guys for assistance as I had a heavy tv unit in my car to dispose of, I was helped with no problem at all thankfully. Negatives: On one occasion I arrived with a full car and the tip was closed as it was "too windy" despite having been before and since on windy days and it was open. Fair enough if it was a gale but this is Scotland, it's windy most of the time and on this particular day the wind wasn't particularly bad in my opinion, it was worse on my most recent visit and it was open. Second negative: Unaware of the "no admittance after 7:20 pm" rule, I arrived at the site one evening at 7:17pm and the gates were already closed and the guys were already most of the way up the park. There was a lady in front of me too and she arrived five minutes before I did and it was closed already then.To have to the gates locked up and for the guys to have walked the length of the tip from the gate to almost the top of the site by the time I arrived at the gates, they must have closed between ten past and quarter past 7. The lady in front of me was adamant she was there just before quarter past and it was already closed. You should not be locking the gates until 20 past as your sign states we can come in up to 20 past. As the other poster here said, it's no wonder some people fly tip when things like this happen. Make sure you arrive before 7pm if you want to be sure you can get in (weekends excluded obviously as it closes earlier). Thanks

John Mcdonald Metal Recycling | Scrap Yard Edinburgh

15 Sauchiebank, Edinburgh EH11 2NN, UK – 0131 337 5400

Bit tricky to get a park, but easy to deal with. Good price, no hassle. Would use again.

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!

Wonderful professional company to work with. Top class service from a national #houseclearance business They have the recipe for success Keep up the good work 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

Ronaq Indian Restaurant - Comely Bank

10-12 Craigleith Rd, Edinburgh EH4 2DP, UK – 0131 332 3362

Outstanding meal and fab service would recommend highly to anyone :-)

First visit and very impressed service was good as was the service and the food

Cool Jade

Downie Grove, Edinburgh EH12 7AU, UK – 0131 334 3823

Fabulous place. More upscale Chinese restaurant. Food was most excellent and staff friendly and attentive. Highly recommended.

Fantastic Chinese restaurant. Beautiful food. Kind and considerate staff. Very quick service. You must go.

Abida Restaurant

295A St John's Rd, Edinburgh EH12 7XF, UK – 0131 334 9998

Food is good quality. But everything else is not. Chairs are old with no spring left. Your bottom goes right through. Staff rarely smile. Won't be back.

Great food! We had the Lamb two ways and each was cooked to perfection! Highly recommended for everyone! Delicious!

Nursery and Preschools

Flying Colours Nursery Barnton

534 Queensferry Rd, Edinburgh EH4 6EE, UK – 0131 574 2679

I am so glad that I made the decision to move my child to Flying Colours. I have had trouble with settling him in other nurseries but my son is the most settled that he has ever been and that's down to the the friendly and approachable nursery staff. The innovative ideas which making learning fun is a big hit for my son! Fantastic nursery!

Fantastic nursery - my daughter has settled in so well, she always comes home stimulated and content - I am very happy with all aspects of care given, such a lovely friendly environment - all staff are very approachable, helpful & attentive to the children and parents needs, indoor and outdoor facilities are fantastic , Wall displays are ever changing with the children's art work and plenty to take home to. I would highly recommend this nursery to parents in the surrounding areas. The nursery is very professionally run , The communication with parents is excellent ,Such a lovely happy atmosphere! 10/10

Edinburgh Day Nursery

C/o David Lloyd Leisure Club, Gyle Park, Glasgow Road, Edinburgh EH12 8LH, UK – 01753 201122

My kids went to this nursery and had a great time, whilst developing key social skills and learning all the time, would certainly recommend this nursery to anyone

St George's School for Girls

Garscube Terrace, Murrayfield, Edinburgh EH12 6BG, UK – 0131 311 8000

I moved from Erskine Stewart's Melville School in P7 across to St. George's. The experience I had at this school was amazing. I loved coming to this school! The classes are a lot smaller this means that you get more attention from the teachers. All the teachers are so dedicated and passionate about their job and their subjects this in return made us want to learn more and do well in our exams. The EDUCATION, the SUPPORT, and the OPPORTUNITIES at this school are EXCELLENT.

Great school, good education. The food is great, the only problem was that you had to pay for all of the uniform.

Primary and Secondary Schools

The Royal High School

E Barnton Ave, Edinburgh EH4 6JP, UK – 0131 336 2261

Great school, best in Edinburgh

Superb. Best laugh ever.

St Augustine's R.C. High School

208 Broomhouse Rd, Edinburgh EH12 9AD, UK – 0131 334 6801

11/10 would go again

Flora Stevenson Primary School

175 Comely Bank Rd, Edinburgh EH4 1BG, UK – 0131 332 1604

Summary: Lovely primary school with friendly staff and an adjoining music school. Flora's is a busy council-run primary school serving the Stockbridge and Comely Bank communities from its Victorian facilities and newer extensions. Of note is the attached Edinburgh Music School where gifted children from across the city benefit from a specialist musical programme in addition to their normal curriculum. Also, the school hosts many after-school activities and a sizeable after-school club, so provides significant support for working parents. However, not all is perfect. The class sizes are large, the staff are clearly very busy and, worst of all, the playground is incredibly small given the number of children it serves. But, that aside, it's a happy school with superb staff, and both of my children have really enjoyed their education there over the years. Also of note is the school's very close relationship with nearby Broughton High School, which ensures children transitioning to secondary education are fully supported at all times.

I used to go its a lot better than bruntsfielf

Public & Preparatory Schools

St George's School for Girls

Garscube Terrace, Murrayfield, Edinburgh EH12 6BG, UK – 0131 311 8000

I moved from Erskine Stewart's Melville School in P7 across to St. George's. The experience I had at this school was amazing. I loved coming to this school! The classes are a lot smaller this means that you get more attention from the teachers. All the teachers are so dedicated and passionate about their job and their subjects this in return made us want to learn more and do well in our exams. The EDUCATION, the SUPPORT, and the OPPORTUNITIES at this school are EXCELLENT.

Great school, good education. The food is great, the only problem was that you had to pay for all of the uniform.

The Mary Erskine School

Ravelston Dykes Rd, Edinburgh EH4 3NT, UK – 0131 347 5700

this school is amazing

Stewart's Melville College

Queensferry Rd, Edinburgh EH4 3EZ, UK – 0131 311 1000

Would definitely recommend. This school prepared me well for university. Dedicated staff and well resourced. If I was still in Edinburgh, I would send my children here!

Great School

Local secondary schools with location and contact details
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Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for EH12 5ST with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for EH12 5ST, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
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