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 East Lothian
Are you looking to relocate to East Lothian? 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 East Lothian 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 East Lothian. 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 East Lothian?
East Lothian is not generally one of the first places which springs to mind when you think of Scotland. Although it does not receive the same level of praise and publicity as Glasgow, Edinburgh or Aberdeen, it is still sitting among some of the most spectacular landscapes in Scotland.
The county is also known as Scotland’s golf coast – and it is a very apt name. Not only does the area have good weather, but it boasts some first-class golf courses, including the current home of the Scottish Open, Gullane Golf Course.
Up until 1921, East Lothian was known as Haddingtonshire. Historically, Haddingtonshire was heavily involved in several medieval and early modern conflicts and several fortified castles and buildings such as Dunbar Castle, Tantallon Castle and Dirleton Castle date from this period.
Nowadays, and especially recently with the Corona Virus situation, the experience of lockdown has led to many of us to re-think our personal situations and how important a criterion outside living has become.
Right now, East Lothian is receiving a lot of attention from city folk who are turning their towards the regions relaxing and rural qualities and the added attraction of more for their money with regard to property.
East Lothian can hold its head high when compared to other locations in Scotland. It is just as beautiful and complements its beauty with amazing local food, numerous varieties of local malt whisky producers and a huge list of fun activities that you can do here.
Now is the perfect time to strike before all the areas great bargain properties are snapped up. Supply and demand are already affecting the property market in the county with statistics showing a steady increase in value of over 5% during the last year alone.
East Lothian Schools & Education
For those looking to relocate to Scotland with a family, it is good to know that although the curriculum content may differ from the rest of the UK, education standards are high and well regulated.
Another great positive is that higher education in Scotland is of a particularly high standard with many students travelling from abroad to attend what are seen as of the globes most prestigious institutions.
Scotland has fifteen universities, four of which are amongst the oldest in the world. The University of St Andrews, the University of Glasgow, the University of Aberdeen and the University of Edinburgh.
Collectively known as the ancient universities of Scotland, all of which rank among the 200 best universities in the world, with Edinburgh placing in the top 50.
East Lothian has a good assortment of schools across the county, including six state secondaries: Dunbar Grammar School, Knox Academy in Haddington, Musselburgh Grammar School, North Berwick High School, Preston Lodge High School in Prestonpans and Ross High School in Tranent.
There are two independent schools in the county. Loretto School is a day and boarding school in Musselburgh founded in 1827 and Belhaven Hill School, established in 1923 is a smaller preparatory school in Dunbar also providing boarding.
In 2007, Queen Margaret University began its move to a new, purpose-built campus in Musselburgh within East Lothian, providing it with its first university.
Things to do in East Lothian
Despite the fact that East Lothian is not such a popular tourist destination as some counties in Scotland, it still has plenty to offer.
Here is just a taster of what you can do to occupy your down time throughout the county:
Foxlake Adventure Park – https://www.foxlake.co.uk
Dunbar Leisure Pool – http://www.enjoyleisure.com/
National Museum of Flight – https://www.nms.ac.uk/
Scottish Seabird Centre – https://www.seabird.org
East Links Family Park – www.eastlinks.co.uk
Gullane Golf Club – www.gullanegolfclub.co.uk
East Lothian Walking Routes – www.walking-routes.co.uk
East Lothian Water Sports – https://www.visiteastlothian.org
Pentland Hills Regional park – https://www.pentlandhills.org
Tantallon Castle – https://www.historicenvironment.scot
East Lothian Property
The regions housing market pretty much covers all aspects when it comes to style. Golf estates, farmhouses, period homes and brand-new houses are all available to purchase.
The average cost of a home in the region is £341,417.
Compare this to the average cost of a terraced home in Edinburgh which sits at £388,326.
As a price guide, on average detached properties across East Lothian sell from £210,000, terraces start at £127,000 and flats sell from as little as £78,000.
If you want to enjoy the more rural areas of the county, take time to explore some of the wonderful villages dotting the region such as:
The thriving community of Musselburgh, located on the banks of the River Esk residents have adequate amenities to meet every day needs including shops, supermarkets, banks, and a post office. Whilst recreational needs are well provided for too with a leisure centre, parks and a variety of bars and restaurants. You can budget for an average of £271,000 for a home here.
Haddington is very attractive, a relatively small town but it lays close to the coast and has access to countryside as well. Living here provides excellent schooling from primary through to secondary education and numerous well-known supermarkets along with other popular High Street shops. Property is more expensive with an average cost of £310,000.
One of the most in demand locations is on the west side of the popular seaside town of North Berwick. Buyers can look forward to homes offering outstanding sea views of the island of Craigleith and the Firth of Forth with Fife beyond. Not cheap, detached homes in this location sell for around £500,000.
Other villages to consider are Dunbar. A coastal town in East Lothian and is well known in the region because of its golden beaches.
Rich with history East Linton has maintained all of its old architecture. A picturesque village situated on the river Tynes and is believed to have grown because of a 16th century bridge built on the Tyne gorge.
Popular Places to Live near East Lothian
- East Linton
- North Berwick