East Craigs is a popular residential suburb located in the north-west of Edinburgh, Scotland. It lies next to the green belt, and prior to development was a working farm. Development of the area began in 1922 when East Craigs Farm was purchased by the Scottish Agricultural Science Agency (SASA) as a centre for agricultural research. However, much of the land was made available to housing developers from the 1930s onwards. It neighbours West Craigs (which is much less developed), Maybury and Drumbrae.
Bungalows are numerous and were mostly built in the 1930s to 1960s. Further developments of small family-sized houses and low-rise flats were built in the 1970s and 1980s. Craigmount High School was built in 1970 to alleviate pressure on surrounding secondary schools. A new building opened at the beginning of the 2003 academic year. East Craigs Primary School was built in 1979 to accommodate an influx of families moving into newly-built housing nearby.