Drum Brae is the name of a suburb of west Edinburgh, Scotland generally considered to be part of the neighbouring larger areas of Corstorphine and Clermiston. This is a commuter settlement as many people who live in the area travel to the centre of town to go to their work.

The name appears to derive from the Scottish Gaelic Druim Bràigh meaning "the brow of the ridge" and this ridge can still be seen today, and is an extension of Corstorphine Hill.

In the area there is lots of housing, a primary school, a leisure centre which serves much of the west of Edinburgh, a library/community hub which serves all of the Clermiston area and some shopping facilities. A gala is also held once a year at Drumbrae Leisure centre which brings many people from the local communities of Clermiston, East Craigs and Corstorphine together.

Drumbrae Primary School was closed in June 2010 after long campaigns by the local community to stop it from closing. Most of the children were moved to nearby Clermiston and East Craigs Primary Schools. Most of Drum Brae is served by The Royal High School and the area of Drum Brae further west and closer to Corstorphine is served by Craigmount High School. The nearest Roman Catholic schools are Fox Covert R.C. Primary School and St. Augustine's High School.

Drum Brae has become a more popular area to live in recent years as people move away from the centre of Edinburgh.

The area contains a diverse range of social and economic backgrounds. From affluent retired households to low income families but a few streets away.[1] Many are employed,[2] usually in service industries but there is also a higher rate of crime in the area. [3]


Coordinates: 55°57′15″N 3°17′30″W / 55.95417°N 3.29167°W / 55.95417; -3.29167

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