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 Elgin
Are you looking to relocate to Elgin? 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 Elgin 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 Elgin. 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 Elgin?
Centrally situated between the cities of Aberdeen and Inverness, straddling the River Lossie, the extremely scenic town of Elgin is full of rich medieval history, from the stunning ruin of Elgin Cathedral known as the ‘Lantern of the North’, to its charming cobbled market streets.
By Scottish standards, the region benefits from a balmy dry climate which is what attracted holidaying royalty to the town in its 14th Century heyday.
Today Elgin has gained notoriety for another reason. It is now home to some very well-known Whisky producers. Glen Moray, Gordon & MacPhail and Glen Elgin all have distilleries in the town. They are all open for visitors should you want to learn more about whisky making and take part in a whisky trail.
Being the administrative and commercial centre for Moray, the local economy and those of nearby towns of Forres and Lossiemouth are heavily based on the Royal Air Force (RAF) stations in the area, the employment opportunities they create, and infrastructure needed to support these units.
The A96 trunk route connects Elgin very quickly to the cities of Aberdeen and Inverness however, travelling by road can be slow at times as peak times the local traffic gets heavy. Travelling by train is somewhat easier.
The railway also connects to Aberdeen and Inverness stations and offers connections to a host of other destinations including south of the border.
Elgin residents enjoy a coastal lifestyle, just minutes from several very beautiful beaches. In contrast, winter sports are available at several winter ski centres in the area.
The towns busy high street is the shopping and entertainment hub for the region with St Giles Shopping Centre sitting at its heart.
Home to a wide choice of established retailers and small specialist outlets all under one roof along with several places where you can grab a bite to eat.
Elgin Schools & Education
Served by plenty of primaries and many well-established secondary schools, those moving here with children have numerous options when it comes to education.
Although the Scottish educational system is not the same as the rest of the UK, none the less, standards are very good.
It pays to research local schools well before your arrival as this will no doubt determine where you wish to reside. There is plenty of information available to assist you in your search.
The SchoolGuide.co.uk is always a good place to start. You can sign up for free and compare all local schools based on several criteria, it is an especially handy tool.
Elgin has 8 primary schools and pupils filter into two secondaries, Elgin Academy and Elgin High School. Elgin Academy is relatively new.
Built in 2012 and with 1036 students it is a large school which is reaching very good levels of numeracy, reading and writing.
Moray College is the main Further Education provider in the county. Based in Elgin, it teaches approximately 1,500 full-time students and 8,100 part-time students and is a big employer in the region too.
The college also offers HNC, HND, Degree and Postgraduate courses at our campus as part of the University of the Highlands and Islands that can be studied full time, part-time, online or as distance learning.
Things to do in Elgin
Like so many parts of Scotland, Elgin lends itself to the outdoors. Surrounded by countryside, it is easy to immerse yourself in all thing’s nature-related.
The grounds of Grant Lodge in Cooper Park cover a large area. It comprises of beautifully landscaped gardens, a boating pond, riverside walks, play areas, tennis courts, bowling green and a cricket pitch. More than enough to cover most people’s interests.
Other park areas in Elgin include, Deanshaugh, Pinefield and Thornhill playing fields. You are never very far from a local green space when you live in Elgin.
Elgin Cathedral is one of the iconic buildings in Moray and makes an impressive sight especially walking towards it from Cooper Park. Parts of the Cathedral date to the early 13th Century. Although partly ruined, it’s still possible to climb one of the towers and enjoy views out over Elgin.
Elgin Museum is a great place to visit when you first move to the area. Located in the main town High Street, it has some very informative displays and other interesting artefacts regarding Elgin’s beginnings as a town.
Being a centre for whisky distilling, it is no surprise that there are several producers located in Elgin. Glen Moray Distillery is about 20 minutes’ walk from the town centre and a visit here includes a tasting session at the end.
There are several lovely beaches to explore in the region, however, Findhorn Beach is one of the best. The magnificent coastline provides miles of dunes and relaxing beach walks as well as an abundance of wildlife including seals which bask here at low tide.
Elgin is a good base from which to explore other larger towns and cities in the Morayshire region and the Cairngorms National Park is not too far away for a day trip.
Scotland in general offers very good value for money property options and so many of its towns and villages have homes which are well under both the Scottish average of £195,474 and the National average of £231,855.
The local market has a varied selection of properties available, from one-bedroom flats, ideal for the investor up to high spec family homes.
The average asking price for a home in the town currently stands at £184,456. With flats selling from £67,000 up to £145,000. Three-bedroom properties are the most readily available, these range from £100,000 right up to £610,000.
Local property hot spots include the areas of Hopeman, Quarrywood and Hay Place. A home in either of these locations starts from around £445,000. These neighbourhoods also make good investments as values have been rising steadily by as much as 8% over the past year.
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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.