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Our work environment

Some of our buildings and staff facilities

Headquarters, Port Hamilton, Edinburgh

Port Hamilton

Our Headquarters building at Port Hamilton was opened on 29 June 1998 by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh KG KT. The building was constructed with honey coloured ‘Clashach’ Scottish sandstone cladding and bronze coloured curtain walling. A linked crescent, courtyard and screen blocks are grouped around a large central atrium space which accommodates both the main reception and the staff restaurant. The corporate core is located in the eight storey crescent block, which offers splendid open views to the nearby castle and across the Firth of Forth.

The Dalkeith Road office

Dalkeith Road

The Scottish Widows building at Dalkeith Road was designed in the early 1970s by Sir Basil Spence. Opened in 1976, it is a hexagonal, honeycomb shape that achieved awards for its design team.

Staff restaurants

Staff restaurants

Staff restaurant facilities are provided for the convenience of all employees at Port Hamilton and Dalkeith Road. The restaurants provide a wide range of competitively priced meals and are open for breakfast and lunch. The menu changes daily and offers healthy options, deli sandwiches, salad bar as well as hot meals. Tea, coffee and snacks are available throughout the day via vending machines and each building has a Starbucks coffee shop.

Sporting and social activities

Staff restaurants

In a recent refurbishment designed to make Scottish Widows an even better place to work, staff gyms were built in Port Hamilton and Dalkeith Road, which all staff have access to for a subsidised monthly fee. For your convenience, a free towel service is provided. The gym is well equipped with:

  • A full range of cardio vascular equipment
  • Resistance machines for every muscle group
  • Free weights

There are also a wide range of classes

  • Circuits
  • Pilates
  • Body blast
  • Spinning

Treatment rooms

Two treatment rooms are available which provide staff with a discount on a selection of treatments, such as aromatherapy massage. The company encourages and subsidises a wide range of sporting and social activities, with information about events published and displayed on the main notice boards.