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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

1 Liberton Dr, Edinburgh EH16 6NL, UK – 0131 465 3514

Nice atm placement and nice staff when making a deposit

Has handy ATM

TSB Bank

16b Lady Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5PB, UK – 0131 517 9988

Brilliant place.

Bank of Scotland

15a, Cameron Toll Shopping Centre, 6 Lady Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5PB, UK – 0131 456 0800

Pleasant enough staff but always big queues. Always push you to use machines rather than humans, moving towards a robot society. TSB is right opposite, a far better option when it comes to banking.

Very helpful stuff, excellent customer service!

Building Societies

James Clerk Maxwell Building, The University of Edinburgh

Peter Guthrie Tait Road, King's Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3FD, UK – 0131 650 1000

Mathematics and Science

Largest building in KB

Sanderson Building, The University of Edinburgh

Robert Stevenson Road, King's Buildings, Edinburgh EH9 3FB, UK – 0131 650 1000

Local Chambers of Commerce for EH17 8RJ. 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!

We could not find any Councils around your location. Please click below to see full results from Google.

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 EH17. 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 EH17 8RJ 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

Edinburgh Dental

59 Ratcliffe Terrace, Edinburgh EH9 1ST, UK – 0131 667 4433

Dentists, or having dental treatment, has never been something I look forward to, like most people, but I had an extraction today, and have to say it was the least distressing experience of visiting dentists for over 60 years! Quite frankly it was excellent - I have to go back for more; I won't say I'm excited, but I'm certainly not fearful. Thank you all.

Highly recommended, being a very nervous patient the reassurance and care I received was excellent. Thanks to the receptionist, dentist and medical staff for your care.

Southside Dental Care

125 Mayfield Rd, Edinburgh EH9 3AJ, UK – 0131 667 5656

Have had a great experience with Southside. Leanne has helped me maintain my teeth to avoid more fillings as had some issues after pregnancy. Friendly and empathetic she has guided me through treatments I have needed and ensured I was pain free throughout. Leanne also prescribed a toothpaste which has really helped my sensitivity. On my last visit Leanne recommended the hygienist who has been really helpful in guiding me on extra cleaning of my teeth and I’ve had better teeth each visit because of this. Great service!

I have always had very thorough and conscientious dental check ups with Leanne. Hygienist cleans are refreshingly detailed and never feel rushed. Until recently I have never had any issues with my teeth but thank goodness I have a dentist who is proactive and attentive. My dentist spotted a routine x-ray didn't look right and caught the early signs of my tooth failing. I was talked through all the options and costs so felt informed to chose the right treatment for me. Impressively quick appointments (I travel lots with work). Without such attentive care I could have lost my tooth. Thoroughly recommend Southside Dental, in fact, they are now our family dentist, no higher praise!

Barbour Dental Care

39 Mayfield Gardens, Edinburgh EH9 2BX, UK – 0131 668 1521

I have been a patient here for 30 years and have always found the staff here to be very pleasant, professional and friendly. I have no hesitation in recommending this practice to anyone looking for dental services.

I have been a patient of Dr Barbours for many years and have no hesitation recommending anyone who is looking for first class treatment and dental advice to use this practice. With friendly professional staff and first class facilities it is an excellent dental surgery.

Inchpark Surgery

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

always lovely. super doctors

Excellent.

Southern Medical Group

322 Gilmerton Rd, Edinburgh EH17 7PR, UK – 0131 664 2148

Very happy with this place. All of the doctors and nurses that i have seen have been very friendly. I need regular blood tests and they are excellent at drawing blood. Never a long wait at appointment and quick and easy to get refills. Very happy with this GP.

Cannot disagree more with a couple of these posts here! Seriously, would you rather see a Doctor or worry about the decor? I have been with this surgery a long time and have never had cause for complaint, the staff from the receptionists to nurses and the doctors have never been anything but friendly and professional at all times! Perhaps a couple of the reviewers should change to a new practice that is newly built where the staff have the time away from other patients to hold their hand? Check out the other surgeries in your area and their ratings and that will bring you back down to earth!

Gracemount Medical Practice

24 Gracemount Dr, Edinburgh EH16 6RN, UK – 0131 664 2377

Don't listen to these bad reviews. Yesterday needed an urgent appointment, after 4 tries got through and had an appointment at nine. Needed a repeat last minute appointment today too and again got through after a few tries. Treatment from the GPs on both days was brilliant so we'll done and thank you. Only downside is finding a parking space as the car park is shared by a gym. You just need to be patient and you'll get one.

Pros: Staff are excellent and very friendly. I've never had an issue with them and always helpful. Cons: Appointment system isn't the finest. I'm informed that there are early appointments bookable in advance some days by some doctors from 7am. Aimed at people that work, but seem to get filled by older people that (I can't confirm) don't work. Must be the only doctors you can't book an appointment for more than 1 day in advance for everything else. So need to stand outside at 7.45am or get thumb and neck ache pressing redial by phone, to have to redial the next day.

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 Shawfair Park Hospital Edinburgh

10 Easter Shawfair, Edinburgh, Danderhall, Dalkeith EH22 1FE, UK – 0131 654 5600

The hospital is lovely, the rooms spacious and comfortable. The staff were exceptional, especially the nurse looking after me after my operation. I was in a lot of pain and she made me feel so comfortable and at ease and showed genuine concern, and kept chasing up more meds for me. The toilet was a little dusty but I was in and out in a day so not too big a deal. 100% recommend this hospital.

Saw Mr Robinson yesterday very helpfull professional staff down side of location travelling time by bus from the city centre

Liberton Hospital

113 Lasswade Rd, Edinburgh EH16 6UB, UK – 0131 536 7800

Fantastic care to patients

amazing

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 EH17 8RJ.

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 EH17 8RJ

Find Local Churches & Places of Worship

Mayfield Salisbury Parish Church

18 W Mayfield, Edinburgh EH9 1TQ, UK – 0131 667 1522

This has been the family church for 5 generations and it is still very much a family community church.

Good Church

Evangelical Ferniehill Church

21 Ferniehill Rd, Edinburgh EH17 7AE, UK – 0131 662 2853

Been going since I was born and keep going because truly part of a family. Welcoming and child friendly church. Childrens spot often fun for adults too! Sunday club runs preschool to p7. Great worship band. Come and give it a try.

Very friendly and welcoming. God centered. A place to go

St John Vianneys Church

40 Fernieside Gardens, Edinburgh EH17 7HN, UK – 0131 658 1793

Rather lovely we church Served by the most wonderful priest in Father Anthony

Lovely welcoming church. Singing was beautiful and young children mate very welcome.

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

Forth Resource Management Ltd

684 Old Dalkeith Rd, Danderhall, Dalkeith EH22 1RR, UK – 0131 339 5554

Its my place of work

Bernard Hunter Ltd

600 Gilmerton Station Rd, Edinburgh EH17 8RY, UK – 0131 663 4661

A very Professional company and very helpful.

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

Beijing Banquet

17 Maulsford Ave, Danderhall, Edinburgh EH22 1PJ, UK – 0131 663 6999

Came here with my family for a 70th birthday lunch. A great time had by everyone. Excellent food and service as always, thanks Beijing Banquet, we'll be back again soon.

The best family place I know. We are here almost every month and every time we are happy with the way the food is prepared. Over last five years we found that Staff is always friendly and the place is always clean. Highly recommended. Better then some other buffet place's

Edinburgh Food Studio

158 Dalkeith Rd, Edinburgh EH16 5DX, UK – 0131 258 0758

Amazing concept and very charming and professional service. We enjoyed an impressive menu made of Scottish ingredients, every course introduced by the owner and head chef Ben Reade. Wine pairing was spot on with outstanding, carefully selected wines from small producers. An evening to remember, not only because of the unique atmosphere but also because of the perfectly prepared and plated dishes of outstanding quality.

Probably the most exciting restaurant in Edinburgh right now, an ever changing tasting menu at the cutting edge of food, with a shifting roster of incredible guest chefs. The attention to detail and quality is exceptional, and the food is always special and interesting, without being overly theatrical. The atmosphere is one of collective anticipation of the good things to come, and the delight of being able to geek out about what you've eaten with the people who prepared it. This is food prepared by people who love food, and want to share their excitement about new things - unique and wonderful.

Pizza Hut Restaurants

28, Kinnaird Retail Park, Edinburgh EH15 3RD, UK – 0131 669 2254

Gluten and dairy free options available. Help yourself to salad bar and drinks which is great for kids. Works out to be a reasonable price for a decent family meal. Always very busy.

Good service lovely food shame they have taken away the pasta and cous cous away from the salad it was yummy

Nursery and Preschools

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.

Pinocchio's Children's Nurseries Lasswade

School Green, Lasswade EH18 1NB, UK – 0131 654 2914

Friendly

Strawberry Hill Nursery

13 Minto St, Edinburgh EH9 1RG, UK – 0131 668 3300

Such a lovely nursery :)

Lovely place.

Primary and Secondary Schools

Gracemount High School

136 Lasswade Rd, Edinburgh EH16 6TZ, UK – 0131 664 7440

Very committed staff and they are clearly proud of their jobs as educators and support workers. The work that goes into improving the chances of pupils is evident.

Good solid school

Liberton High School

328 Gilmerton Rd, Edinburgh EH17 7PT, UK – 0131 664 7514

As a student at LHS I don't understand the bad reviews it's not a bad high school yeah it has a bad reputation but it's still a not a bad school. Edit: it’s a good school, polite students mostly. I’m moving into my final year of the school have been at the school since S1, can say some bad things about it but not a lot. Yes some students are rude but not all. All we want is are school to have people give it a try, that’s all. Over all I’m just saying take the review from a student not a parent who has a child in this school. Thank you 🙂

Liberton is a good school. It may have it's faults like other schools., but it has some of the finest pupils and teachers, that I have had the honor to know.

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

Edinburgh Montessori Arts School

18N Liberton Brae, Edinburgh EH16 6AE, UK – 0131 672 3851

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Local social service agencies for EH17 with contact details and location maps

Gas Transco

0800 111999

British Gas Breakdown & Repairs

0845 9 60 50 40
Local electricity supply companies for EH17 8RJ with contact details and location maps
Local gas supply companies for EH17 8RJ, including bottled gas, with contact details and location maps
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