Move to Stirlingshire 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.
Reasons to Choose White & Company
Boasting over 151 years in the removals industry, we like to think we know a thing or two about moving homes. With thousands of happy customers all over the UK, we’re confident there’s no better choice of removals company around than us.
So if you’re still deciding who should move you, then speak to us first and we’re sure you’ll be convinced White & Company should be your one and only choice for moving home.
We’ve helped people move home since 1871, so there’s no one who understands removals better than us. Choose a removals firm with the expertise to make your move go smoothly.
We have proudly won numerous prestigious industry awards, proving we are one of the best in the business, who can be trusted and counted on to help you move home.
With thousands of satisfied customers, our reviews speak for themselves. Why not become one of our next happy customers and book your removal with us?
With removals and storage depots all across the United Kingdom, we have the necessary facilities and capabilities to move you anywhere with ease.
Moving home shouldn’t cost the earth. And with White & Company, you can be assured you get a first rate service without the premium price tag. We’ll beat any local removals quote.
It’s our job to make your move easy and stress free. That’s why all of our staff are fully trained and insured. So whether you’re moving small boxes or large loads, we’re always happy to help.
Removals to Stirlingshire
Are you looking for removals to Stirlingshire?
Whether you are moving to Stirlingshire to upsize your current living arrangements or to experience more of a laid back rural or seaside lifestyle, White & Company can help.
White & Company have been helping families move in Stirlingshire for many years and serves various Stirlingshire cities and towns including Aberfoyle, Callander and Stirling.
Our experienced staff can walk you through the removals process and handle any delicate or cumbersome items for you.
In addition to the bespoke door-to-door delivery of your household items we can also offer storage and packing services as part of your removals to Stirlingshire package.
To give you further peace of mind we are also members of the industry regulators, British Association of Removers, FIDI and OMNI. Our long-standing membership is testament to the quality of the services we provide and our commitment to continuous training and best practice.
Let White & Company help you get a step closer to settling into your dream home. Give us a call today to book your removals survey and receive a FREE no obligation quotation.
Why Move to Stirlingshire?
There are 34 historic counties in Scotland and Stirlingshire is one of them. Famously recognised as the gateway to the Highlands, Stirlingshire is rugged, steeped in history and very beautiful.
Bridging the gap between the low and highlands of Scotland, the county borders Loch Lomond to the north and the Rivers Kelvin and Forth to the south, connecting it nicely to the surrounding counties for easy travel.
Although not one of the largest counties in Scotland covering around 447 square miles, Stirlingshire is home to a population of approximately 248,000 (2011). Stirling has an incredibly interesting history, that has even been bought to the big screen. Some of Mel Gibson’s movie Braveheart was shot here.
Several of Scotland’s most important battles were fought in the region during the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England. These days thankfully, Stirlingshire is a much more peaceful place. Instead, it is due to the breath-taking beauty of the area that it is now such an appealing location.
Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, the fourth largest of its kind in the British Isles ensure that there is a steady stream of visitors. Not only do visitors and residents benefit from a swathe of great attractions within the county, it doesn’t take long to access even more outside its boundaries.
For busy commuters, the county has a good public transport system and is very well connected by its reliable bus network. Both urban and rural areas of Stirlingshire are serviced by First Bus, operating out of the city and into the countryside.
Various ferries enable passengers to cross Loch Lomond in the far west, and the Kincardine Bridge in the far east provides access to Fife and Clackmannanshire. Milngavie railway station in the far southwest does supply access to Glasgow as well as onward services to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cumbernauld, and Perth.
There is no shortage of places to live. Perthshire is full of small villages and towns offering a diverse choice of locations. Plenty of large urban areas dot the county such as Fife, Kinross, Perth and the cities of Glasgow and Stirling.
Whatever you are personally looking for as a location to call home, it will be here in Stirlingshire. It could be a new location that offers a bustling nightlife scene with a range of pubs, bars, clubs and restaurants. Or something the complete opposite such as a community friendly close to nature location far from the madding crowd.
Working in Stirlingshire
If you decide to move to Stirlingshire, you may be lucky enough to be self-employed and work from home, so you will have a wider choice when it comes to settling down here.
Alternatively, you may be moving to the area and need to find a job outside your place of residence. In this case, you will find some areas will suit you better than others.
With two large cities in the county, like any city in the world, there is always the possibility of employment. As no one wants to drive for hours to get to work Falkirk to the south of the county is the urban and industrial centre of the region.
Falkirk has a large retail centre catering to the town itself and the wider surrounding area.
Important public sector services use Falkirk as a base; It is home to one of the principal offices of the UK Child Support Agency, covering Scotland and the northeast of England.
Similarly, the National Health Service (NHS) and Department for Work and Pensions have a presence in the town and employ many of the local residents. One of the world’s largest bus manufacturers is headquartered in Falkirk with the operations plant located nearby.
The petrochemicals sector is based in neighbouring Grangemouth, the county’s main seaport. Industries like the former BP Oil company, now Ineos, have a refinery in Grangemouth.
Stirlingshire Schools & Education
If you are moving to Scotland from England, you will find that the Scottish education system is distinctly different from other countries of the United Kingdom.
Education in Scotland is overseen by the Scottish Government and its executive agency Education Scotland. People new to the county will find a good assortment of schools both state-run and private as well as some very good special needs schools.
Younger children start primary school aged between 4½ and 5½ depending on when the child’s birthday falls.
At 11 or 12, they start secondary school for a compulsory four years with the following two years being optional.
Further education is provided through a network of further education colleges available to people having reached the end of compulsory education at 16.
There are some very good universities available across Scotland. In the 2023 QS World University Rankings, three Scottish universities are among the top 100 worldwide; the University of St Andrews, the University of Glasgow and the highest, ranked as number 15 is the University of Edinburgh.
If you would prefer your child to carry on with their English qualifications, a small number of students at certain private, independent schools can follow the English system and study towards GCSE’s, and A and AS-Levels.
The now widely recognised International Baccalaureate has also been introduced in some independent schools.
If you want to see how well the school in your chosen area is performing, you will find the SchoolGiude.co.uk website is a very helpful tool.
Things to do in Stirlingshire
The county is a difficult one to beat regarding entertainment.
There is so much to discover, you could do something different every weekend for a year and still find new things to do.
Forget the Alps, the Scottish Highlands are a wonderful sight. If you like to be outdoors, you can hike, amble, ski and climb this area but one thing is for sure, the beauty of the area is unsurpassable.
A visit to the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park is a must. An iconic place packed with outstanding landscapes, habitats, and communities. The park encompasses around 720 square miles of some of the finest scenery in Scotland.
The formidable mountain of Ben More is instantly recognisable. A towering pyramid from near Crianlarich and joined by its near neighbour Stob Binnein. Many take the challenge and hike to its peak, rewarded with excellent views over the Trossachs.
Stirling Castle is a 12th-century castle and former Renaissance royal palace, with a great hall and regimental museum. You will learn so much about local history visiting this incredible castle.
Doune Castle is a perfectly preserved castle from the Medieval period. It has remained largely unchanged since it was built for the duke of Albany in the 14th century. Doune was used as a set for the Monty Python movie The Holy Grail in 1975.
Although not a castle, The National Wallace Monument is a special place to visit.
The monument is a tower standing on the shoulder of Abbey Craig, a hilltop overlooking Stirling in Scotland commemorating the 13th- and 14th-century Scottish hero Sir William Wallace.
Blair Drummond Safari Park is perfect for little (and big) children. All the animals are here including zebra, rhino and of course a pride of lions. With a programme of events throughout the year, an adventure playground and many food and drink outlets, it is the perfect way to have a great day out with the family.
Go Ape in Aberfoyle. Located to the west of the county, this family attraction is ideal for children who are a little older. Set within the grounds of the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, it is an action-packed day out and home to two of the longest zip wires in the UK.
As these attractions just manage to scrape the surface of what is on offer in Stirlingshire. For more ideas visit:
Aside from the obvious benefit of having homes that cost less than the UK’s national average, it may prove a challenge to buy a home in the county due to the lack of available stock.
According to Zoopla, there are currently just 149 homes on the market, however, prices are more than reasonable.
The average sold price for a property in Stirlingshire in the last 12 months was £231,303.
Though the average cost of a home is comparatively cheap, there are some locations which are even cheaper than the county average.
Falkirk for instance has an average property price of £181,102 whilst, in Grangemouth, you can expect to pay even less at £126,938.
The popular areas of Bannockburn and Cambusbarron are great for those who need motorway access. Homes in these locations cost from £89,000 and £125,000 respectively.
For those with limitless budgets, there is a stunning detached 10-bedroom Victorian villa with a 2-bedroom garden flat on the market. Perfectly situated beneath Stirling Castle it is for sale at £1,350,000.
If you want to make a fresh start in a brand-new home, whether you’re a trendy modern apartment lover or an elegant spacious townhouse enthusiast, there are a number of new build developments in the county.
David Wilson Homes have a selection of homes on their Seven Sisters development in Stirling. Properties here start at £419,995 for a spacious 4-bedroom home.
For more details and to find out about other David Wilson Developments in the region, simply visit their website directly.
Stats as per Zoopla January 2023
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As one of the nations longest established removals companies, we can provide local removals to the following Stirlingshire towns:
Our team are fully trained and experienced to deliver industry leading transport, storage and moving solutions at the very best rates. Whether you need house removals, office moves, or plan to relocate overseas, you can count on us to deliver the goods every time.
With White & Company, you’re always in safe hands.
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