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Edinburgh: Use Services

You can help to reduce waste by making use of the wide range of services that are available. Select the options below to find out about buying gift vouchers and experiences instead of presents, or to find out how you can hire a wide range of household items.

 
 

 

Gift Vouchers & Experiences

‘Low’ or ‘no’ waste presents such as the gift vouchers or gift experiences suggested below can be good alternatives to large, packaged presents.

Health & Beauty Salons

Mark Wahlberg

19a, Haddington Place, Edinburgh, EH7 4AF
Tel: 0131 478 7838

Sell gift vouchers.

Sunflower Beauty

33 Moredun Park Rd, Edinburgh, EH17 7ES
Tel: 0131 672 1415

Sell gift vouchers.

Mary Reid Salon &
International School of Beauty

www.beautyschool.co.uk

2nd Floor, 16b, West Register St,
Edinburgh, EH2 2AA
Tel: 0131 558 9994
Email: enquiries@beautyschool.co.uk

Sell gift vouchers.

Pride Hair and Beauty
www.pridehairandbeauty.co.uk

19 South Saint Davids St, Edinburgh, EH2 2BW
Tel: 0131 557 3736

Sell gift vouchers.

Kristin Macleod

4 East Broughton Street,
East Newton, Edinburgh, EH1 3RP
Tel: 0131 556 1082

Sell gift vouchers.

Suzannes Beauty & Slimming Clinic

51 Cumberland St, Edinburgh, EH3 6RA
Tel: 0131 557 1021
Email: md@suzannesbeauty.com

Sell gift vouchers.

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Leisure Activities

Craiglockart Tennis and Sports Centre

177 Colinton Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1BZ
Tel: 0131 4430101

 

Dalry Swim Centre

Caledonian Crescent, Edinburgh, EH11 2AL
Tel: 0131 3133964

 

Ainslie Park Leisure Centre

92 Pilton Drive, Edinburgh, EH5 2HF
Tel: 0131 5512400

 

Drumbrae Leisure Centre

30 Drumbrae Terrace, Edinburgh, EH4 7SF
Tel: 0131 3127957

 

Glenogle Swim Centre

Glenogle Road, Edinburgh, EH3 5JB
Tel: 0131 3436376

 

Gracemount Leisure Centre

Gracemount Drive, Edinburgh, EH16 6RN
Tel: 0131 6581940

 

Jack Kane Sports Centre and Pitches

208 Niddrie Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH16 4NB
Tel: 0131 6690404

 

Kirkliston Leisure Centre and Pitches

Park Street, Kirkliston, Edinburgh, EH29 9ET
Tel: 0131 3334700

 

Leith Victoria Swim Centre

Junction Place, Edinburgh, EH6 5JA
Tel: 0131 5554728

 

Leith Waterworld

377 Easter Road, Edinburgh, EH6 8HU
Tel: 0131 5556000

 

Meadowbank Sports Centre

London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE
Tel: 0131 6615351

 

Portobello Indoor Bowling and Leisure Centre

20 Westbank Street, Edinburgh, EH15 1DR
Tel: 0131 6690878

 

Portobello Swim Centre

57 The Promenade, Edinburgh, EH15 2BS
Tel: 0131 6696888

 

Queensferry Recreation Centre

Ashburnham Road, South Queensferry, EH30 9JN
Tel: 0131 3311880

 

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Days Out

Royal Museum

Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF
Tel: 0131 220 4819

 

Scottish National Portrait Gallery

1 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JD
Tel: 0131 624 6200

 

The Palace of Hollyrood

Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH8 8DX
Tel: 0131 556 5100

 

Camera Obscura and the world of illusions
www.camera-obscura.co.uk

Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2ND
Tel: 0131 226 3709

 

Museum of Scotland

Chambers Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF
Tel: 0131 247 4422

 

Edinburgh Castle

Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NG
Tel: 0131 225 9846

 

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Cinema Tickets

Cameo

38 Home Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LZ
Tel: 0131 2284141

 

Dominion Cinema

18 Newbattle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH10 4RT
Tel: 0131 4474771

 

Filmhouse Edinburgh

88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BZ
Tel: 0131 2282688

 

Odeon Cinema

118 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8BG
Tel: 0871 2244007

 

Odeon Cinema

120 Wester Hailes Road, Edinburgh, EH14 2SW
Tel: 0871 2244007

 

St. Brides Cinema

10 Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, EH11 2DZ
Tel: 0131 3461405

 

UCI Cinema

7 Kinnaird Park, Edinburgh, EH15 3RD
Tel: 0870 0102030

 

UGC Cinemas

130 Fountain Park, Dundee St, Edinburgh, EH11 1AF
Tel: 0871 2002000

 

Dominion Cinema

18 Newbattle Terrace, Edinburgh, EH10 4RT
Tel: 0131 4474771

 

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Theatre Tickets

Queens Hall Ltd

87-89 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG
Tel: 0131 668 3456

 

Royal Lyceum Theatre

30b Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX
Tel: 0131 229 9697

 

Festival City Theatres-Kings
& Festival Theatres

13-29 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9FT
Tel: 0131 529 6000

 

Theatre Workshop

34 Hamilton Place, Edinburgh, EH3 5AX
Tel: 0131 225 7942

 

Pleasance Theatre Festival

60 Pleasance, Edinburgh, EH8 9TJ
Tel: 0131 556 6550

 

Usher Hall

Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2EA
Tel: 0131 228 8616

 

The Gateway Theatre

42 Elm Row, Edinburgh, EH7 4AH
Tel: 0131 317 3939

 

Church Hill Theatre

33a Morningside Road, Edinburgh, EH10 4DR
Tel: 0131 447 7597

 

Playhouse

18-22 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA
Tel: 0131 524 3333

 

Gilded Balloon Productions Ltd

4th floor 25 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA
Tel: 0131 622 6555

 

Stepping Stones Theatre

112 West Bow, Edinburgh, EH1 2PD
Tel: 0131 226 4413

 

Theatre Tokens
www.theatretokens.com

Tel: 020 7240 8800

Can be used at theatres across Scotland.

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Music or Book Vouchers

Woolworths

142 Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH3 9BQ
Tel: 0131 229 4644

 

Woolworths

36 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, EH4 1HN
Tel: 0131 332 2613

 

Woolworths

181 St. Johns Road, Corstorphine,
Edinburgh, EH12 7SL
Tel: 0131 334 6644

 

Woolworths

170 Constitution Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6AQ
Tel: 0131 554 3872

 

Woolworths

25 Milton Link, Milton Road, Edinburgh, EH15 3QH
Tel: 0131 669 1298

 

Virgin Megastores

125 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AD
Tel: 0131 220 2230

 

Virgin Megastores

125 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4AD
Tel: 0131 220 2230

 

Virgin Megastores

18 Cameron Toll Shopping Centre, 6 Lady Road, Edinburgh, EH16 5PB
Tel: 0131 666 1072

 

Virgin Megastores Xpress

41 Gyle Avenue, South Gyle Broadway,
Edinburgh, EH12 9JT
Tel: 0131 317 1419

 

National Book Tokens
www.booktokens.co.uk

Database of bookshops that sell book tokens.

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Hire Shops

In many instances hiring items such as videos, tools, glasses, clothes or books makes more sense than buying brand new, and can help to reduce waste.

Cycle Hire

Cycle Hire Edinburgh

276 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5BX
Tel: 01339 755864

 

Edinburgh Cycle Hire

29 Blackfriar Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1NB
Tel: 0131 556 5560

 

Bike Trax

Lochrin Place, Edinburgh, EH3 9QX
Tel: 0131 228 6633

 

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Video/DVD Hire

C & A Video

93 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3RZ
Tel: 0131 5561866

 

Moviexpress

5 Oxgangs Broadway, Edinburgh, EH13 9LQ
Tel: 0131 4451800

 

Screen One Video

20 Roseburn Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 6AW
Tel: 0131 3462188

 

Silver Screen Video

52 Bridge Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0LQ
Tel: 0131 4412981

 

Vogue Video

59 Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JQ
Tel: 0131 6672993

 

Blockbuster Entertainment

15 Comely Bank Road, Edinburgh, EH4 1DS
Tel: 0131 332 5390

 

Blockbuster Entertainment

33 Home Street, Tollcross, Edinburgh, EH3 9JR
Tel: 0131 228 1676

 

Blockbuster Entertainment

47 Great Junction Street, Edinburgh, EH6 5HX
Tel: 0131 555 1898

 

Blockbuster Entertainment

141 St. Johns Road, Corstorphine,
Edinburgh, EH12 7SD
Tel: 0131 316 4700

 

Blockbuster Entertainment

215-217 Portobello High Street,
Portobello, Edinburgh, EH15 1EU
Tel: 0131 657 3589

 

Blockbuster Entertainment

233 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, EH11 1TU
Tel: 0131 346 8006

 

Blockbuster Entertainment

16a Willowbrae Road, Jock's Lodge,
Edinburgh, EH8 7DB
Tel: 0131 652 0539

 

Blockbuster Entertainment

162 Ferry Road, Edinburgh, EH6 4NX
Tel: 0131 553 4836

 

Blockbuster Entertainment

32 Duart Crescent, Edinburgh, EH4 7JP
Tel: 0131 339 1952

 

Blockbuster Entertainment

44 Main Street, Davidsons Mains, Edinburgh, EH4 5AA
Tel: 0131 336 2079

 

Blockbuster Entertainment

31-39 South Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9NZ
Tel: 0131 667 1089

 

Global Video
www.globalvideo.co.uk

179 Gt. Junction Street, Edinburgh, EH6 5LQ
Tel: 0131 553 3554

 

Global Video
www.globalvideo.co.uk

Unit 22, Muirhouse Shopping Centre, Pennywell Road, Edinburgh, EH4 4TY
Tel: 0131 332 6207

 

Global Video
www.globalvideo.co.uk

16 Buckston Terrace, Edinburgh, EH10 6PZ
Tel: 0131 445 5386

 

Global Video
www.globalvideo.co.uk

218 Portabelo High Street, Edinburgh, EH15 2AU
Tel: 0131 669 0072

 

Global Video
www.globalvideo.co.uk

67a Raeburns Place, Edinburgh, EH4 1JF
Tel: 0131 343 6084

 

Global Video
www.globalvideo.co.uk

360-362 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2RQ
Tel: 0131 346 2849

 

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Tool Hire

HSS Hire Shops
www.hss.co.uk

239 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 8NY
Tel: 0131 553 6444
Email: hire@hss.com

 

HSS Hire Shops
www.hss.co.uk

471 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, EH11 3AR
Tel: 0131 444 1426
Email: hire@hss.com

 

HSS Hire Shops
www.hss.co.uk

within Dulux Decorator Centre, Unit 2,
20 West Bowling Green Street, Edinburgh, EH6 5PE
Tel: 0131 554 5441
Email: hire@hss.com

 

HSS Hire Shops
www.hss.co.uk

Unit 2, Seafield Way, Edinburgh, EH15 1TB
Tel: 0131 669 9713
Email: hire@hss.com

 

Speedy Hire Centre (Northern) plc
www.speedyhire.co.uk

Unit E, Dock Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6EY
Tel: 0131 554 9393
Email: customerservices@speedyhire.co.uk

 

Speedy Hire Centre (Northern) plc
www.speedyhire.co.uk

2 Milton Road West, Edinburgh, EH15 1LF
Tel: 0131 657 1555
Email: customerservices@speedyhire.co.uk

 

Hewden Hire Centres
www.hewden.co.uk

107 Slateford Road, Edinburgh, EH11 1QY
Tel: 0131 337 9494

 

Hewden Hire Centres
www.hewden.co.uk

19-21 Windsor Place, Edinburgh, EH15 2AJ
Tel: 0131 669 1333

 

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Clothes Hire

Geoffrey Kilts
www.Geoffreykilts.co.uk

57-59 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1SR
Tel: 0131 557 0256
Email: enquiries@Geoffreykilts.co.uk

Kilt hire

A' The Best Fae Scotland
Canongate@virgin.net

3 Canongate, Edinburgh, EH8 8BX
Tel: 0131 557 5991

Men's Hire

Top Hat
www.topkilts.co.uk

13 Brighton Place, Portobello, Edinburgh, EH15 1LH
Tel: 0131 657 1340
Email: top_kilts@hotmail.com

Men and Boys Clothing Hire

Norman Hunter Menswear

22 Raeburn Place, Edinburgh, EH4 1HN
Tel: 0131 332 7828

Men's Evening Suits

Costume Ha Ha

88 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JR
Tel: 0131 225 3388

Fancy Dress Hire

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Libraries

Newington Library

17-21 Fountainhall Road, Edinburgh, EH9 2LN
Tel: 0131 529 5536

 

Gilmerton Library

13 Newtoft Street, Edinburgh, EH17 8RG
Tel: 0131 529 5628

 

Libraries City of Edinburgh

Central Library, George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH1 1EG
Tel: 0131 242 8000

 

Sighthill Library

6 Sighthill Wynd, Edinburgh, EH11 4BL
Tel: 0131 529 5569

 

Play Plus

Inch Community Centre, 225 Gilmerton Road,
Edinburgh, EH16 5UF
Tel: 0131 657 2380

Toy Library.
Contact Helen Anderson.
Opening Hours: Tuesday 0930 - 1230 Term time

 

Splat

St Giles Centre, 40 Broomhouse Crescent,
Edinburgh, EH11 3UB
Tel: 0131 443 6775

Toy Library.
Contact Deborah Jans
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri 0900 - 1630
Special needs only.

St Bernard's Toy Library

Duncan Palce Community Education Centre,
Duncan Place, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 8HW
Tel: 0131 441 1925

Toy Library.
Contact Susan Sheavills
Opening Hours: Thurs 1345 - 1545 Term time

 

Oxgangs Toy Library

Pentland Community Centre, Oxgangs Brae,
Edinburgh, EH13 9LU
Tel: 0131 441 1925

Toy Library.
Contact Susan Sheavills
Opening Hours: Thurs 1000 - 1130

 

Home Start South Central

66a Gorgie Road,
Edinburgh, EH11 2NB
Tel: 0131 669 1844

Toy Library.
Contact Carol Strang
Opening Hours: Wed 1030 - 1430

 

Splat

St Giles Centre, 40 Broomhouse Crescent,
Edinburgh, EH11 3UB
Tel: 0131 441 1925

Toy Library.
Contact Susan Sheavills
Opening Hours: Mon 1030 - 1200

 

To find more libraries in your area, click here.

 

 

TV Hire

Telebank

Unit 2a South Gyle Crescent, South Gyle Ind Estate, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB
Tel: 0131 3164843

 

Telecare

114 Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9EJ
Tel: 0131 6670884

 

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