Moving house is seriously stressful, and choosing the right removal company is a really important decision. The last thing you want is to add more stress to your move by dealing with bad movers.
As the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is home to many removal companies, and trying to choose which one to use is actually pretty difficult. We thought it would be useful to round up the best removals companies you can use in Edinburgh, based on our experiences with them and on third-party reviews from platforms such as Facebook, Trustpilot, and Google.
Let's get into it:
Kerr's of Edinburgh
If you walk around Edinburgh for long enough, you'll probably eventually spot a van from Kerr's of Edinburgh.
The team from this removal company is always on the move and can be spotted in all areas of the city during the week. This removals company is highly rated on platforms such as Facebook, where the company currently has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 from 77 reviews. On Google, Kerr's of Edinburgh has an even more impressive rating of 4.8 out of 5 from more than 120 reviews.
Kerr's self storage is affordable and straight forward. There are no hidden costs and the facility is clean, professional and covered in CCTV.
Learn more and hire them here - kerrsremovals.co.uk
Broughton Removals has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars on Facebook, which is a testament to the high quality of service they provide.
The reviews on their page are overwhelmingly positive, with many customers praising their professionalism, punctuality, and care with fragile items. Customers have also noted how smoothly their moves went thanks to the Broughton Removals team's efficient and organized approach.
One reviewer described Broughton Removals as "brilliant from start to finish," commenting on their "friendly and helpful" staff and how they "went above and beyond" to ensure their move went smoothly. Another reviewer praised their "excellent communication" and attention to detail, saying they felt "completely at ease" throughout the moving process. The company also has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 on Google.
Broughton Removals offers a range of services, including home removals, office removals, and packing services.
They also offer a free consultation service, which many customers seem to really appreciate. Learn more and hire them here - broughtonremovals.com
We didn't mention this for the other removal companies in this list, but we love the design of the Castle Removal vans - Edinburgh Castle is just stunning. We also love the reviews that this company has from very happy customers. At the moment, you can only really find reviews on the Castle Removals website and on Google, but there is plenty to explore. The 'Testimonials' page on the website is packed with customers raving about the attention to detail and the very competitive prices, something that we haven't seen too much of so far. On Google, Castle Removals has a seriously impressive rating of 4.9 out of 5 from more than 300 reviews, the best Google rating we've seen from any removal company in Edinburgh. Overall, it's clear to see that this company does a solid job. Learn more and hire them here - castle-removals.co.uk
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Blackhall Moving & Storage
As you can probably tell by the size of the van in our picture, Blackhall Moving & Storage is more than capable of moving large homes and carrying out international removals but also carries out hundreds of local removals around Edinburgh every week. This company has a perfect 5 star rating on Facebook from more than 25 reviews, and is currently sitting with a very strong 4.9 out of 5 rating on Google from more than 40 reviews. Customers seem delighted with the standard of work and the expertise of the team in handling delicate items (a number of reviews mentioned that). Learn more and hire them here - blackhallmoving.co.uk
We love the name and branding of this removals company, because we're total chess geeks. But Bishop's Move is much more than just a clever name - this company has been helping people to move in Edinburgh for more than 150 years, and is one of the longest-running removals and storage companies currently operating in the UK. The company is BAR registered and has a very good reputation for both small and large moves. Learn more here - bishopsmove.com
Although the name would suggest otherwise, Corstorphine Removals is not just based in the West of Edinburgh. This company carries out removals across the city and even beyond, although admittedly the company is small compared to most of the other removal companies we've included in this list. However, this definitely seems to give them an advantage in many ways, as the team at Corstorphine Removals can often offer a more personal service, which is reflected in the positive reviews for the company. The company has a perfect 5-star rating on Facebook, and customers are raving about how professional the team is and how the team stayed until the job was completed. This company also seems to be a bit cheaper than some of the larger companies we've included in this list. Learn more and hire them here - corstorphineremovals.co.uk
Hopefully, this guide demonstrates how many excellent removal companies there are currently operating in Edinburgh. Let us know if you choose one of the above companies for your move, or if you have any other suggestions for us!