Move to Edinburgh 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 Company Edinburgh for the Local Area
Are you looking to relocate to Edinburgh? 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 150 years’ servicing the Edinburgh 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 secure storage facilities across the UK, offering clean, modern, easily accessible storage provision.
We serve many towns around Edinburgh. 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.
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 over 265 specialist vehicles, full trained and security cleared removals staff and 19 secure storage locations across the UK.
Why Move to Edinburgh?
Characterised by cobbled streets, beautiful castles, and an extensive and colourful arts programme, Edinburgh is Scotland’s hillside capital which combines historical prestige with cosmopolitan city living.
The city has long been a leader in the fields of education and engineering and has proven a popular stomping ground for notable faces in the worlds or art and literature also.
Edinburgh is fast becoming an attractive place not only for Scots to relocate to, but other people in the British Isles, in large part thanks to its thriving finance sector, expansive outdoor areas and affordable properties.
Despite being the seventh most populous city in the UK, Edinburgh appears far less crowded than other major cities and is made extremely navigable by an extensive transport network. Glasgow is just under an hour away by train and London is around 4 hours.
Not only are there more than 70km of traffic free cycle paths in the city, residents are spoilt by the plethora of nature and woodland trails throughout the city limits, including Glentress Forest. There is also Holyrood Park, a 650 acre grassland haven with its own loch, (extinct) volcano, cliffs and the remains of prehistoric forts.
Edinburgh’s castle clad backdrop gives a nod back to the city’s medieval past at the heart of the Lothians, while the cobbled streets are themselves hot beds of social activity, including four Michelin star restaurants, a fabulous bar and café culture, and vibrant nightlife.
Edinburgh is also a leading festival city with an enviable arts programme, which sees people from all corners of the world flock to the city for the largest Fringe Festival in the world and the Royal Military Tattoo.
The city remains jovial well after the festival banners come down and was even ranked as one of the safest cities to live in the UK in a recent poll, which when considered with excellent schooling options, makes it an excellent location to raise a family, or live as a student or young professional.
Edinburgh Schools & Education
The Scottish educational system differs somewhat from the rest of the UK.
For instance, it places much more of an emphasis on breadth across a range of subjects known as the ‘curriculum for Excellence’. Whilst other areas across the UK concentrate on a small range of core subjects.
The Scottish Government has invested heavily in educational provision for Scotland. Children can start nursery school aged 3 to 4.
Education is compulsory, and primary school starts depending on birth date between 4½ and 5½ up to the age of 16 when children leave school and move into higher or standard grade education.
There are 18 nursery, 94 primary and 23 secondary schools administered by the City of Edinburgh Council.
There are also four universities with Queen Margaret University being the oldest in Scotland and Edinburgh University being a world leading research institution and member of the prestigious Russel Group of universities.
Working in Edinburgh
Edinburgh has a diverse and strong economic structure and is a major provider of jobs in the region.
Apart from London, the city has the highest number of resident professionals in the UK, with 43% of the population holding a degree-level or professional qualification.
It also has ginormous potential for growth in other areas, such as Gaming and the Financial Times reported that Edinburgh was the ‘Best Large City of the Future for Foreign Direct Investment’.
Back in the 19th century, Edinburgh’s economy was known for banking, publishing and brewing.
Banking has been a mainstay of the Edinburgh economy for over 300 years and the banking sector remains extremely prominent today, with the Bank of Scotland, Sainsburys Bank, TSB Bank all having their HQ’s in Scotland’s capital.
Technology, the creative industries and renewable energy are also some of the city’s leading sectors with opportunities.
Tourism draws around 4.4 million visitors each year generating around £100 million pounds into the local economy along with hundreds of jobs.
Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland, has a diverse and appealing property market.
The city is renowned for its stunning architecture, with a mix of Georgian, Victorian, and modern styles.
Properties in Edinburgh often showcase unique period features, such as ornate facades and grand staircases.
The city’s real estate includes a range of options, from traditional townhouses and charming apartments to contemporary developments.
Edinburgh’s neighborhoods offer distinct atmospheres, from the historic and prestigious New Town to the bohemian vibe of areas like Stockbridge and Leith.
Edinburgh attracts a diverse community of residents, including students, professionals, and families.
Additionally, the city’s green spaces provide opportunities for outdoor recreation and relaxation.
Popular Places to Live in Edinburgh
- East Calder
- North Berwick
- Port Seton
- South Queensferry
- West Calder