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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

Lloyds Banking Group

150 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9PE, UK

It's friendly

Lloyds Banking Group Head Office

The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ, UK – 020 7626 1500

Lindo

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......

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.

Really helpful staff. Compared to the high street bank I also use, Nationwide is a breath of fresh air. Also have a pretty decent app, which means I find myself coming here less.

Nationwide

71 George St, Edinburgh EH2 3EE, UK – 0800 554 0915

This is a nice branch of Nationwide and offers a full-spectrum of services. The vestibule areas are always clean and the glass frontage makes for an attractive and bright space. With the range of machines available, one doesn’t need to queue to see a teller which is nice. Transport to the city centre is excellent and you can easily get to this branch. Would recommend Nationwide both as a building society and this branch specifically

Fantastic service! Myself and my wife went into this branch last week to do the refer a friend account transfer so we have a joint account together. We had exceptional service from Gavin Clearly! He was super efficient, friendly and very clear about the whole process. We had our 19 month old son with us and also had a time restriction as had parking running out on George street. Our son got quite frustrated as he wanted to run around, Gavin was so understanding and gave us such great customer service, highly recommended.

Yorkshire Building Society

46 Hanover St, Edinburgh EH2 2DY, UK – 0131 341 2626

A very professional and helpful person in the name of Gordon. This young will be a great asset to where ever he is in the future, thanks again for your help.

Very good stuff Friendly good service

Local Chambers of Commerce for EH8 9LP. 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!
City Chambers

253 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1YJ, UK – 0131 200 2000

The City Chambers was erected off the Royal Mile, quite deep that it is hard to notice. A quadrangle with a stone War Memorial and a bronze statue of Alexander The Great taming his horse Bucephalus precedes the edifice.

Once an official building now opened to public due to what lies beneath the City Chambers on the Royal Mile. It is deepest Edinburgh's secret - a warren of hidden streets where real people lived, worked and died between the 17th and the 19th centuries. It used to be closed to public due to belonging to being under official building and therefore off limits but now it is open to public! and what a fantastic tour it is. I think it was my highlight in Scotland. These underground closes and witness some of the dramatic episodes and extraordinary apparitions from this site's fascinating and historically rich past. Mary King's Close -Buried deep beneath Edinburgh's Royal Mile lies the city's deepest secret warren of hidden streets that has remained frozen in time since the 17th century.

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 EH8. 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 EH8 9LP 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

Marchmont Dental Care

35 Warrender Park Rd, Edinburgh EH9 1HJ, UK – 0131 229 5542

Amazing service. Lovely staff. Beautiful space.

NHS and private dental care available. Friendly staff.

New Town Dental Care

4 Henderson Row, Edinburgh EH3 5DS, UK – 0131 556 2776

After 10 year of being scared about going to the dentist, I bit the bullet and decided that I really need to go as I had a badly rotten tooth. Alastair is absolutely fantastic, and put me at ease straight away. After having one tooth extracted and a couple of filling done, I now feel my fear of the dentist is well and truly a thing of the past. Thank you to the whole team at New Town Dental Care. I highly recommend them 👏👏👏👏

I’ve been using New Town Dental Care for a few years now. The staff are very friendly and always helpful when fitting appointments in between your busy schedules. Margaret (hygienist) is delightful, very professional and talkative making you feel at ease. Derek (dentist) is also fantastic, very warm and welcoming. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

Chalmers Dental Centre

3 Chalmers St, Edinburgh EH3 9EW, UK – 0131 536 4800

Quite a long 2.5-hour wait between reception and treatment, but no complaints otherwise. Extraction was dealt with efficiently by nice friendly staff in a very modern treatment room.

Calm and professional staff. First class equipment

Leven Medical Practice

10 Ponton St, Edinburgh EH3 9QQ, UK – 0131 536 9700

I had a very good experience with two female doctors of the centre. The staff is also very polite and professional. I also like the new self registration system.

Was a little worried due to some of the reviews on here. The Gilmore wasn't accepting new patients and desperately needed to see a doctor. I was able to register on the Monday - reception staff were polite, prompt and respectful. Then on Wednesday I was seen quickly at the walk in clinic, seeing Dr Jason who was extremely professional and sympathetic.

The Baronscourt Surgery

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

Just recently moved to the area, and was fairly ominous about registering at the practice after reading alot of reviews but I can honestly say from my first encounter the staff receptionist included were all very polite and extremely helpful. I wanted to make an appointment after registering but was informed it takes two days to be registered. After explaining the situation the receptionist very kindly said she would get me registered so I could make an appointment the following day. The next day my appointment was made without fuss and I was seen by a very professional doctor.

I have been with this surgery all my life, almost 34 years. The original old doctors were amazing but they have now all retired or left. There are a couple of doctors there who are very helpful but like other reviews have said, the receptionists let the place down. They sound aggressive over the phone, answer you back face to face when I was nothing but polite. No need for this. Asking simple questions seem like an inconvenience. I have waited an hour and a half past my appointment time to find the receptionist hadn't marked me as waiting. This has happened twice that i can think of. I don't think I've ever been taken on time. 30 mins plus past your appointment time is normal but don't dare be 1 min late or the aggressive receptionist will have something to say! If the receptionists were as they should be then i would have gave 4 stars but i have instead given a generous 3 stars

Leith Surgery

2 Duke St, Edinburgh EH6 8HQ, UK – 0131 554 6471

Excellent medical center Just moved here, registered new. But already was in need to use the complete service. My first impression and feeling about the entire Surgery is fabulous. 5 stars.

So much better than the old location, clean, modern and reception staff are great. Good surgery but busy so tough to get quick appointments.

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

Chalmers Hospital

2a Chalmers St, Edinburgh EH3 9HQ, UK – 0131 536 1070

S'il vous arrive un pépin de santé, vous serez que vous pouvez vous rendre en ce lieu.

Cambridge Street Day Unit

5/7 Cambridge St, Edinburgh EH1 2DY, UK – 0131 537 8673

it must be really difficult dealing with patients who are ill, feeling vulnerable, anxious, on edge and not at their best. Thanks for helping me, , and I'm sorry i judged you harshly, its not an easy job, sometimes i can't see that - i get so wound up and feel like the world is attacking me, i take everything personally. i feel like such a rude idiot, you guys deserve credit.

Wonderful windows and almost perfect front garden, all of the people who were sat out front seemed nice. They don't serve alcohol here, if you want a good pint avoid Lothian Road...

Royal Infirmary Edinburgh

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

Have to praise the staff at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. From the moment mum was taken in on Monday, the care and attention she received was outstanding. Particularly the nurses of base 4 in the Acute Medical unit. Those girls were awesome. They made a difficult week much easier to deal with. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The whole family was looked after and mum got the best care possible. Words cannot express how grateful we are xx ❤

Couldn't be more happier with the care i received from the Royal this morning. I had a check up to see if everything was okay and Cathy one of the student nurses was so helpful and very efficient. Very friendly. All the best with your future. Xx

Local hospitals - community hospitals and hospitals with A&E departments for EH8 9LP.

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 EH8 9LP
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 Scotland

121 George St, Edinburgh EH2 4YN, UK – 0131 225 5722

Very surprised to discover that I could review an office! I have to say that having worked in the building and having met my wife here I am happy to give a five star review. I suspect that some of the other reviews are for another location (St Mary's Cathedral is one candidate).

Amazing church

City of Edinburgh Methodist Church

25 Nicolson Square, Edinburgh EH8 9BX, UK – 0131 662 8635

Venue was bright, well lit, books well displayed, volunteers welcoming. Cafe and toilet facilities very good. However the brightest star has to be reserved for the book pricing. It is so much easier for sorters, purchasers and counters to handle a limited range of prices. My only regret was I didn't come earlier in the week or get a chance to return (family commitments) a mistake I won't make next year, Elizabeth - wee wifey overdressed for the temperature!

This is a bright, white, friendly jewel of a place.

The Parish Church of St Cuthbert

5 Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EP, UK – 0131 229 1142

A fabulous place to relax and extremely well located. We recommend to walk through the gorgeous cemetery surrounding the church; such a peaceful and scenic place, with Edinburgh Castle just sitting on top.

Calm and quite...gorgeous with deeply warm energy A beautiful piece of history...

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

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

super convenient for.. absolutely no-one

Helpfull staff

Household Waste 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.

Helpful staff! Nice layout. Very quick

Edinburgh Recycle

Mitchell House, 5 Mitchell Street, Edinburgh EH6 7BD, UK – 0131 554 7564

Edinburgh Recycle is a family owned business with an outstanding reputation of providing their customers with quality products and services. They are very professional and courteous and truly care about giving their customers a "World Class Best Practices" experience. Edinburgh Recycle has my highest recommendation.

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

Nok's Kitchen

8 Gloucester St, Edinburgh EH3 6EG, UK – 0131 225 4804

This place has been different restaurants over the years and there's been a few Thai ones but this is the best. The dining room is very cosy with exposed stone walls and low ceilings. The building was built in the 1600's though! We had the lunch menu, which is great value. The spring rolls were tasty and the pastry was really thin and crispy. The chicken satay was juicy and the sauce very tasty. I had the battered fillet of sea bass for a main, which was excellent. The batter was crispy and the vegetables that came with it are all well cooked and great with the sauce. My wife has the red Thai curry which she said was very good. I'm glad this place is back to its best and will hopefully be back soon.

Family dinner. Recommend for taste, the minced chicken is the standout dish. Spoiled a bit when a large party took over the small restaurant and service for those of us left deteriorated. In all fairness its a small family style place so serving a big party must have been a stretch. All the dishes were wholesome but they not for big appetites. The rice served "for one" was barely enough, we needed 6 for 4 of us. I think they spend a lot of time and money on presentation and the dishes are spectacular. But £100 for 4 with no drinks other than water is quite pricey. We left still a bit hungry.

Cosmo Restaurants Edinburgh

Greenside Place, Edinburgh EH1 3AA, UK – 0131 557 0808

Very good variety of food. From starters to desserts. Chefs making dishes on request and unlimited soft drinks included in the price. This is very good value for money. The atmosphere is also very nice and well decorated. Self service place but all interactions I had with the waiter were pleasant.

This is a lovely big restaurant. It is a buffet style doing Chinese Indian Mexican Italian & Carvery. The staff are all very pleasant. They have lots of different desserts to, plus a chocolate fountain. It is open from 12 noon. Prices are very good. You could spend a few hours just taking your time to try the different types of food. Booking is advisable. You also get 25%of parking,which is really good to. Well worth a visit you won't be disappointed.

Restaurant Martin Wishart

54 Shore, Edinburgh EH6 6RA, UK – 0131 553 3557

Came to celebrate our daughter's birthday. Perfect choice for such at lunch time. Well paced meal. Excellently prepared and presented. No portion was too small nor too abundant, nor pushing aside the next plate. I really enjoyed the cheese plate. Five flavorful selections of mature cheeses. Bravo

Complex and beautifully balanced food. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Superb every time. (Not true of every Michelin starred restaurant in Edinburgh)

Nursery and Preschools

Arbor Green Nursery

22 Arboretum Ave, Edinburgh EH4 1HP, UK – 0131 343 2345

Amazing staff!! Love to you all xxx

New Town Nursery

12 Dean Terrace, Edinburgh EH4 1ND, UK – 0131 332 5920

daughter loves it here and is making lots of new friends! staff are friendly and personable.

St Margarets Nursery

10 Craigmillar Park, Edinburgh EH16 5NE, UK – 0131 667 0778

I have worked at St Margarets for several years and love working there. The staff are great and we all work well as a team. The large garden is amazing and the children thrive outside as well as inside. The job is demanding but very rewarding and I have formed very good bonds with the children and the parents 💕

St Margaret’s Nursery is a brilliant place to work I have been there nearly 2 years. I am part of an amazing team and they have helped me grow in confidence. I’m about to start my SVQ Level 4 management have been really supportive and encouraging me to take the next step to work towards level 4. I love working in the baby room and seeing them grow and progress I definitely recommend this nursery.

Primary and Secondary Schools

Stockbridge Primary School

17 Hamilton Pl, Edinburgh EH3 5BA, UK – 0131 332 6109

I left Stockbridge Primary School in 2013, and I can honestly, hand on heart say that it was the best thing that ever happened to me, I genuinely miss it with every beat of my heart and I wish I could have back all the days, memories and happiness I had when I was at Stockbridge. The small classes were amazing and my class felt more like a family. I am now an S3 student studying for my nationals, and I still miss Stockbridge every day, it felt like home to me and turned me into a happy, confident, hardworking kid and I am so so so so grateful for everything the school and the staff did for me! I feel like crying writing this I love it there so much! It's such a special place and I would do anything to spend just one more day there, with my old class. Love and miss this place, Stockyb is the best and if you're reading this, SEND YOUR KID THERE, it'll be the best decision you ever make.

I go to this school

Boroughmuir High School

111 Viewforth, Edinburgh EH11 1FL, UK – 0131 229 9703

Went to the open day today 24/03/18. What an amazing building. From initial worries about the size of the site and the ability to fit the ever increasing school roll into the new building I was surprised how spacious and well laid out the interior actually felt, not to mention the quality facilities. The atrium is spectacular and the light from the enclosed outdoor areas filters into the building creating a fantastic atmosphere. I am slightly worried about the drop from top level to bottom level through the the atrium but it is still very impressive.

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

Public & Preparatory Schools

Dunedin School

5 Nether Liberton Ln, Edinburgh EH16 5TY, UK – 0131 672 2638

I went to that school

I went to that school

The Edinburgh Academy Junior School and Nursery

10 Arboretum Rd, Edinburgh EH3 5PL, UK – 0131 552 3690

Very good school ,friendly staffs and professional teachers, my daughter is now in p2 who enjoys very much in the school every day!

George Heriot's School

Lauriston Pl, Edinburgh EH3 9EQ, UK – 0131 229 7263

Fantastic building and great teachers.

A must see for every Harry Potter fan, who I'm not :D

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Local social service agencies for eh8 with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for EH8 9LP with contact details and location maps
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