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The Fleet



67 - 83 Shandwick Place

Tel: 0131 221 1111
Fax: 0131 310 3101


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Shandwick place runs directly off the west end of Princes Street and is well situated for any bus coming into the centre of Edinburgh. The office is a 10 minute walk from Haymarket  Railway Station and a 15 minute walk from Waverley Railway Station. For cars, the nearest place to park is Castle Terrace or Morrison Street Car Parks.

Opening Times

We are open Monday-Friday 0900-1630. No appointment is required, please feel free to drop in for an informal brief regarding career opportunities in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines.


We are available during the day or evenings to give multimedia presentations to schools, colleges, youth groups and uniformed organisations.

Our organisation is also able to attend local shows and fairs with supporting assets when available.

Regional teams specialising in confidence and team building skills are available to schools and colleges by appointment.

The Royal Navy will be present at most Career Conventions and Jobs Fairs that take place in East Central Scotland.

Although we make periodical visits to the following Job Centres, Livingston, Falkirk, Alloa and Stirling should any Job Centre staff discover one of their clients is interested in Royal Navy/Royal Marine career they are advised to ring our telephone number or email us for advice.

Any enquirer who has received an information pack by calling 08456 075555 (or submitting a form through our Website) and wishes further information or advice they should call our Careers Office to arrange a one to one appointment with a Naval Careers Adviser. This will give us the opportunity to answer all your questions. Parents of younger enquirers are welcome to accompany their sons and daughters if the wish to do so.

Royal Naval Reserves

HMS Scotia is Royal Naval Reserve Unit for East Central Scotland and is situated within HMS Caledonia in Rosyth. If you would like information about opportunities available with the Royal Navy Reserve you can either visit the Edinburgh Careers Office or phone 01383 425559.

Royal Marine Reserves

The Headquarters of the Royal Marine Reserve Scotland is based in Govan, Glasgow and if you wish information about the Royal Marine Reserves contact 0141 224 5710. Alternatively you could visit the Edinburgh Careers Office. RMR Scotland does have an Edinburgh Detachment which is situated within HMS Caledonia in Rosyth and any person who does join the RMR from the East of Scotland would be based there.

Sea Cadets

The following Sea Cadet Units are located in the area:

  • TS Valiant - Dunbar
  • TS Forth - Falkirk District
  • TS Indefatigable - Musselburgh
  • TS Trinity - Edinburgh
  • TS Howe - Leith
  • TS Lochinvar - South Queensferry

For information on a Sea Cadets Unit in your area, call 01383 416300.

Forthcoming events where the Royal Navy and the Royal Marines will be present:.

Interested in the Royal Navy Reserve, but not sure what they do?
Find out more in the Royal Navy Reserve "Big Bang Weekend"
10-12 October 2008

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