Moving with Us in 4 Easy Steps!
We feel it is important that you know exactly what your moving costs will be upfront with no nasty surprises.
Our surveyor will conduct a detailed pre-move survey to ascertain the volume of effects being moved.
The surveyor will either visit your home or conduct a video survey and note any items you want to transfer.
There will also be an opportunity to discuss any special requirements or questions you may have.
Once the consultation has been carried out, a free no obligation written quotation will follow within 48 hours.
Our quotation will outline exactly what is covered, as per your instructions and a price.
If you are not quite at the stage of wanting to receive a home visit you can still take advantage of our Guesstimate tool.
Just complete the quick estimate form on our website to get an approximate idea of the costs involved.
Having been specialists in removals for so long, we can assure you that there is nothing we have not moved before.
You can rest assured that your personal belongings will be well protected and safe throughout the transportation process.
When you choose the option of a full packing service, everything will be wrapped, packed and listed on a detailed inventory before being loaded onto the vehicle.
A copy of the inventory will follow shortly after.
4 Moving & Storage
White & Company is also able to provide flexible storage solutions for all your needs.
Whether that be storage while you have building works carried out on your new home or while you live in rented accommodation for a period of time.
Whatever your storage needs may be we can help. We offer a range of different sized units with competitive prices, easy access in safe, dry and secure personally dedicated storage containers.
Removals to Dumfries
Are you looking to relocate to Dumfries? Moving home is not something we do on a regular basis with there often being a few years between each move.
As such, we can often lose sight of the number of belongings we accumulate on the way and come time to relocate there is lots to organise.
This is where enlisting the services of a reliable removals company is crucial. White & Company are a family owned business with over 145 years’ servicing the Dumfries community.
We offer a tailor made, reliable and professional service at a competitive price. Our trained crews have tackled all sorts of challenges and can wrap, pack, and transport your personal belongings with minimum fuss and delay.
Should you require it, White & Company can offer storage of some or all of your effects also. We have 19 storage facilities across the UK, offering clean, modern, easily accessible storage provision.
We serve many towns around Dumfries. To find out more about how we can get your dream move underway don’t hesitate to give us a call today for a free home survey and quotation.
About White & Company
White & Company has 19 branches located across the UK from the Channel Islands to Scotland and a network of industry partners. This extensive relocation network allows us to provide the perfect removal solutions no matter where you’re moving.
Through hard work, commitment and excellent service, we are now one of the industry’s largest removal companies. We have 250 specialist vehicles, full trained and security cleared removals staff and 19 storage locations across the UK.
Our Mission Statement
“To continue the traditions founded in 1871 by providing the quality expected by our clients; backed up by superb packing materials, highly trained crews, effective management and a genuine commitment to customer care and the environment.”
Rest assured you can trust White & Company to take care of your personal effects with care and respect from collection to delivery.
Why Move to Dumfries?
The town of Dumfries goes by the nickname “The Queen of the South”. The county town has been a Royal Burgh since 1186 and it is believed to have flourished as a market town and port since Roman times.
Known for producing many artists and writers Dumfries has many associations with Robert Burns who lived here in the 1790s. The Robert Burns Centre is situated in an 18th century watermill on the west bank of the river. It was also once home to J M Barrie, the creator of Peter Pan, from 1873 – 1878 when he was in his early teens.
Situated on the wide banks of the River Nith a short distance inland from the Solway Firth, Dumfries is by far the largest town in southwest Scotland and arguably one of the most attractive.
The residents of Dumfries enjoy a diverse landscape consisting of 200 miles of undulating coastline of rocky shores and sandy beaches. Inland, there are acres of forest and mountains; The Merrick in the West is 2764 ft and White Coomb in the East 2696 ft.
Easy to reach by car, plane, rail, and ferry, Dumfries sits 32 miles north east of Carlisle whilst the Capital of Scotland Edinburgh is just under two hours by train.
If you are looking to put down roots in a place that is both safe and not overcrowded, Dumfries fits the bill.
With a population density factor of 60 people per square mile compared with the Scottish average of 168, it is the towns quietness which adds to its close-knit feel and attraction.
Dumfries Schools & Education
The Scottish education system has always been distinct from the rest of the United Kingdom. The Curriculum for Excellence, Scotland’s national school curriculum, presently provides the curricular framework for children and young people from age 3 to 18.
Similar to Ofsted, standards are assessed by Education Scotland, the Scottish Governments education watchdog.
Dumfries has several primary schools, approximately one per key district, and four main secondary schools. All of these institutions are governed by Dumfries and Galloway council.
The closest four primaries to the centre of town are St Michael’s School, St Andrew’s RC School, Troqueer School and Loreburn School. Whilst the nearest secondaries are St Joseph’s College, Dumfries Academy, Dumfries High School and North West Community Campus.
Scotland performs very well when it comes to further education with roughly 40% of students aged 16–64 educated to NVQ level 4 and above.
Dumfries and Galloway College offers a wide range of courses, including business, computing, construction, creative industries plus many more.
Holding a regional reputation for vocational undergraduate and post-graduate courses the University of West Scotland, a campus of which is in the town, is a good choice. A large university which currently teaches approximately 17,025 students across four sites.
Things to do in Dumfries
There are many things to do in the area particularly so if you enjoy getting out into the countryside. Dumfries sits in a wonderful rural and agricultural landscape so outdoorsy folk are sure to find something interesting to visit.
The whole county is also steeped in history. Museums, sites of historical interest and several castles dot the region. Dumfries has many associations with Robert Burns who lived here in the 1790s.
The Robert Burns Centre is situated in an 18th century watermill on the west bank of the river. It tells the story of Burns’ last years in the town.
Dumfries Museum has extensive collections relating to local history and history from the pre-historic era. The museum also has the world’s oldest working Camera Obscura, one of the first cameras ever invented. Admission is free.
The coast is not far away, and several little towns are worth investigating. Southerness is 16 miles from Dumfries, its wide stretches of sand beach are ideal for a day at the seaside. On clear days, the views stretch across the Solway Firth to the Lakeland fells.
Wigtown Harbour is a local hot spot for bird watching.
It has views across the large areas of salt marsh and is designated as a Local Nature Reserve (LNR). In 2004 the first pair of ospreys to return to Galloway in over 100 years nested here.
You could discover your potential dream home in Dumfries. A stone terrace, Victorian villa, or Georgian house could be yours for a comparatively low price.
With the average cost of a home in the region being an incredible £165,843, it is possible to buy a two bedroomed home for as little as £39,000.
For homes with character, head south of the town centre around Pleasance Avenue. A selection of Victorian semis and villas can be found around Edinburgh Road and Lovers Walk. Prices for these homes are between £250,000-£380,000.
Although new builds in the town itself are practically non-existent, there is a selection located in several surrounding towns and villages. Visit Zoopla to find out more about these.
Popular Places to Live near the Dumfries
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What Others Say…
Wayne Middleton and Brian Witherford were professional and extremely helpful. Did a brilliant job. Would recommend Whites to anyone. Thanks very much.
Have used this company regularly for 5 years including my time in the armed forces. They are professional and efficient. Will use them again on our next move.
The move went very smoothly and they were very polite.
Â A very smooth move by White and Co. The team worked very hard and were polite, professional and helpful.