The Shore Porters Society

1 Baltic Place
Aberdeen
Grampian
AB11 5EW

Removers - Removals Companies

Listed under:  Removers / Removal Companies
97% recommended   Rating The Shore Porters Society 9.4/100
394 reviews since 2013
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Overall Rating
9.4 /10 Overall Rating 9.4/10
Based on 394 reviews since 2013
 
 
 
Sales & Support 9.4/10 Sales & Support Rating 9.4
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand

 
Packing & Handling 9.4/10 Packing & Handling Rating 9.4
The firm took care in packing and handling our property

 
Collection & delivery 9.4/10 Collection & delivery Rating 9.4
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed

 
Service 9.6/10 Service Rating 9.6
The staff were presentable punctual and polite

 
Value 9.3/10 Value Rating 9.3
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved

 
 
 
Recent Reviews 
 
" I first approached Shore Porters with a request to do my “move” without very much notice. They went out of their way to come up with an arrangement suitable for all. When the time came to pack up my...."   more
 
" This is the second time we have used The Shore Porters to move pianos and other items between Scotland and West Yorkshire as a part load. Both times they have been fantastic! They were respectful of o...."   more
 
" I bought a painting at an online auction in Sussex then realised I would then have to transport it to my home near to Edinburgh. I thought to contact The Shore Porters Society as they had done a succ...."   more
 
" Shore Porters provided an outstanding service from the moment we first contacted them right through to collecting our empty boxes a week after our move. Communication with the office was excellent thr...."   more
 
 
About Us


The Shore Porters’ Society has a rich heritage of experience and expertise that spans over more than a remarkable five centuries.

As leading specialists in removals and storage, we are renowned worldwide for our professionalism and care in safely transporting people’s most precious possessions across countries and continents.

We are proud of our roots as the oldest transport company in the world, but we also invest in our future, co-ordinating our fully-trained staff and leading-edge vehicles and materials to deliver peace of mind and a quality experience to our customers.

Shore Porters is a member of BAR (British Association of Removers) and FIDI (Federation Internationale de Demenageurs International) and is financially bonded by BAR Overseas Group, which is your personal guarantee for complete peace of mind.
     
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Review 17 Sep 2021
Recommended by customer in PO6
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Above Average 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
A move in two parts - partial pack uplift from previous home and store for 2 weeks. Then delivery to other end of the country.

"I first approached Shore Porters with a request to do my “move” without very much notice. They went out of their way to come up with an arrangement suitable for all.
When the time came to pack up my home, this was done with care and very professionally. Packing materials were made available in advance of the actual move date for items I chose to pack myself.
When the time came for delivery of my items to my new home I was advised of approximate time of arrival. Unloading the lorry was slick and again, professional.
This is not the first time we have used Shore Porters as a family. We have no complaints about either of the moves.
"
 
 
 
 


Review 15 Sep 2021
Recommended by customer in HD7
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: 5 - 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 8/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Removal of a piano, dinning table, double bed and a few smaller items as a part load. Scotland to West Yorkshire.

"This is the second time we have used The Shore Porters to move pianos and other items between Scotland and West Yorkshire as a part load. Both times they have been fantastic! They were respectful of our property and took care of the items. Communication about pick up and delivery days/times was good also. We would definitely use The Shore Porters again. Super service, thank you."
 
 
Team:
Driver name G. Cattanack? Didn't get their names unfortunately.
 
 
 


Review 14 Sep 2021
Recommended by customer in EH21
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 8/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 9/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 8/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 8/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Transport of a single fragile antique painting from an auction house in Sussex to my home address near Edinburgh.
 
Cost: £300
 

" I bought a painting at an online auction in Sussex then realised I would then have to transport it to my home near to Edinburgh. I thought to contact The Shore Porters Society as they had done a successful house move for me in the past.

My picture was collected from Sussex by a local company and transported to Shore Porters base in London. I was contacted by their staff there to say that the frame was in poor repair. I asked about the packaging, thinking that bubble wrap and strong cardboard would be used, to be told that they used only padded blankets for all moves !! I was naturally anxious.

I hadn't realised that the picture would come to Edinburgh via Aberdeen. When it arrived in Aberdeen. The kind and careful staff there searched out my individual picture " Part Load " from all their stored house contents and phoned to reassure me that it had arrived safely.

The delivery to my home was arranged a week later but that was alright with me.
The driver contacted me by mobile on the day and, as I was not at home, I was able to arrange with him for the delivery to be made to my neighbour. One naked antique painting safely arrived !!

I was very pleased with the care and attention with which Shore Porters dealt with my difficult job.
I would use them again and would recommend them to others.
"
 
 
Team:
Paul in London and, particularly, Richard in Aberdeen also Elaine
 
 
 


Review 13 Sep 2021
Recommended by customer in AB11
 My Age: 40 - 49 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
3-bedroom house move between cities, including furniture that needed to be disassembled and reassembled, and several artworks. Removal company provided a full packing service.
 
Cost: £2600
 

"Shore Porters provided an outstanding service from the moment we first contacted them right through to collecting our empty boxes a week after our move. Communication with the office was excellent throughout. The surveyor who came to assess our house and belongings was extremely helpful and went through everything with us thoroughly. The company provided a full packing service. The movers arrived on date and time as agreed, and were not only thorough and efficient, but also highly courteous and professional throughout the two days of the move. No breakages or problems whatsoever, and we were impressed with their ability to deal with some awkward pieces of furniture without difficulty or complaint! They truly exceeded our expectations. This company has been moving people for over 500 years and they know their business. We had a great experience moving with Shore Porters, and would recommend them to anyone."
 
 
 
 


Review 12 Sep 2021
Recommended by customer in AB13
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
The move went very smoothly, from packing my goods to delivering them at my new address. The men did the job efficiently and quickly and were extremely nice.

"The whole experience of dealing with Shore Porters went well, from your Agent visiting, to receiving a quote, and dealing with the Office Staff. Everything went very smoothly"
 
 
Team:
Craig, Richard, Greg. Chris
 
 
 


Review 12 Sep 2021
Recommended by customer in AB15
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 8/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 9/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 9/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 9/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 8/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Move of selected contents from four bedroom house to one bedroom flat
 
Cost: £750
 

"The move was done efficiently and fast and without disruption at either end. They were moving contents into an assisted living facility and were very considerate of other residents. It was quicker than expected and they delivered contents to the right rooms"
 
 
 
 


Review 11 Sep 2021
Recommended by customer in YO12
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Part load from Yorkshire to Scotland. We had some specific requirements for the dates of the move.
 
Cost: £220
 

"Everything was perfectly fine. Good communication with friendly and knowledgeable staff. move executed on time and Shore Porters took good care of my property. One couldn't ask for more. I would definitely use this company again."
 
 
Team:
Craig Thomson and Richard Henderson
 
 
 


Review 8 Aug 2021
Recommended by customer in GU24
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 8/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Long distance house move from SE England to NE Scotland.

"Shore Porters did an outstanding job for us - in every aspect - from start to finish.

Right from the beginning they bent over backwards to help us meet a challenging timetable (due to the English stamp duty holiday deadline), for example by conducting an in depth review of scope by video tour of our home and belongings.

Rarely have I had a chance to deal with people in an organisation at all levels, but a combination of circumstances meant I did get to do so for this house move. I can honestly say that the friendly, positive and helpful culture that must pervade this business shone through at every opportunity.

Before the move date, there was plenty of support given and every question we had was dealt with courteously. The moving team of four were a delight to work with - all were very different characters but great to get to know. They faced probably one of the hottest weeks of the summer and went about their packing cheerfully and supportively.

I’ve never used a “breakables pack” before but am so very glad that we got the experts to do this for us - it was incredible to see how they went about this and there were zero breakages!

I cannot recommend this business highly enough. We were proud to have been customers of theirs and will now be on the lookout for their vans on the road wherever we travel! Thank you to all the team at Shore Porters."
 
 
Team:
David, Craig, Mark, Craig, Danny, Michael
 
 
 


Review 5 Aug 2021
Recommended by customer in SW3
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I have known this business: 1 - 5 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Surveyor came to assess requirements for packing - pictures, books, clothes, furniture, glass, china etc also to assess the time needed to pack and load. A Temporary Residents Parking Permit was required and the whole Job was completed within two days in a very efficient, careful and pleasant manner.

"I have used The Shore Porters Society on several occasions for part delivery of furniture as well as a complete removal on the sale of my property.

The staff have been very helpful and efficient and care was taken of the items involved even including a small orange tree houseplant!

I will certainly use them again when the occasion arises."
 
 
Team:
Craig and his team
 
 
 


Review 5 Aug 2021
Recommended by customer in AB33
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
From suburban Northampton, 4 bed house with lots and lots of ''stuff'' to remote rural Scottish farmland complete with long steep track off single track roadway. Huge huge pantechnicon decanted into smaller vans. A lot of effort and well worth the price indeed.
 
Cost: £7500
 

"Really impressed with the professional service from start to finish. The effort to make things as smooth as possible was notable and such a reassurance given that we were moving such a long way. The movers were strong, fast, efficient as well as patient and helpful, going above and beyond what we expected at both ends. Without their consideration and efforts, our 4 cats would have been really scared, but they waited while the cats were loaded into their transport and completed the unloading in time before the cats arrived. So grateful. And they later realised a couple of pictures had been left in a van so they got staight over here with them and collected all our spare boxes. Really nice."
 
 
Team:
Craig Thomson on the phone. Davie and Kenny were our movers and there were others who helped them unload so it could be completed before Saturday.
 
 
 


Review 5 Aug 2021
Recommended by customer in AB22
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I haven't used this business before 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
England to Scotland

"Michael and Gregg did a great job both ends and made moving easy"
 
 
 
 


Review 5 Aug 2021
Recommended by customer in NR8
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Shoreporters men were first class . We moved from Ballater to Norwich and they made the move stress free and bearable .

"They worked extremely hard getting the job done efficiently and quickly . All items were moved successfully with no breakages . Unfortunately despite my best effort to get the keys of the new property early , there was a delay of a few hours , they sat patiently and waited . The property we moved into was left in a horrendous state and they even had to sweep out the garage before they could place items into it . They went beyond the call of duty on our move .

The gentleman that turned up to quote , certainly knew his job and was very professional.
There quote was very reasonable and he advised me of all the details relating to the move like insurances etc . The lorry that turned up was more than sufficient to carry all our belongings . On previous moves they haven’t had a large enough removal truck so things can get very stressful . The office were helpful when I called them answering any questions that I had .
The lads on the day were very polite and efficient, clearly they are very professional at doing their jobs . I would highly recommend this firm ."
 
 
 
 


Review 5 Aug 2021
Recommended by customer in PA22
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Male 
 My level of experience of similar services: Below Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 9/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Removal and storage of larger furniture from a large house. Price below is for move to local storage. Does not include storage or onwards delivery.
 
Cost: £1859
 

"No useful comment at this stage. As I have not yet requested the items be delivered from storage, I've not unpacked them -hence can not comment / score on quality of packing, handling, delivery etc

(I self-stored elsewhere anything liftable by myself)."
 
 
 
 


Review 21 Jun 2021
Recommended by customer in AB15
 My Age: 50 - 59 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 9/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 9/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Moved from a townhouse to a detached house, very narrow staircase in the townhouse and a rather large corner sofa
 
Cost: £600
 

"Very professional and helpful and well organised. Three men turned up, and got on with the job without any issues, having used another removal firm last year which I complained about due to lack of professionalism, lack of covid adherence and care of my furniture, I was apprehensive using another company I had no experience of but absolutley had no issues and would recommend."
 
 
 
 


Review 19 Jun 2021
Recommended by customer in AB10

 I'm: Male 

 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 9/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 9/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 9/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 9/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Move from house to bungalow less than a mile away.

"Very professional and knowledgeable surveyor explained clearly how move would happen. Very heavy rain on day of removal but everything was covered and nothing got wet. Carpets were covered before removal started to minimise the effects of the heavy rain. Plenty boxes and tape were delivered in good time for packing. I chose a part packing option for the kitchen and fragile objects. Everything was carefully wrapped and nothing was damaged. There was a delay getting keys to new property but men were still understanding and helpful."
 
 
Team:
G. Catt, D. Ritchie and S. Cumming? I think!
 
 
 


Review 19 Jun 2021
Recommended by customer in AB12
 My Age: 70 + 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Beginner 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Could not fault them in anyway had problems getting our suite out of home and into new home but they managed so so helpful and very friendly

"We would definitely recommend them we were very satisfied in every way"
 
 
 
 


Review 19 Jun 2021
Recommended by customer in KW16

 I'm: Male 

 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
We asked SP to remove and store a container of books, furniture and personal effects for an open ended period of time.

"No fuss. No nonsense. Turned up when they said they would and did exactly what we wanted them to do. Prices reasonable. Felt they knew what they were doing and felt our belongings were safe. Extra measures were in place due to Covid and these were observed. I would use SP again.
Communication was spot on.
Billing was fair and clear."
 
 
Team:
I’m ashamed to say I can’t remember except perhaps an Andrew. Can’t recall who came to the house to survey the work needed, but he was thorough and professional.
 
 
 


Review 22 May 2021
Recommended by customer in PH7
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Over 10 years 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 9/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
This is the fourth time we’ve used the Shore Porters. We were moving a part-load of antique furniture and china etc from London to Perthshire. Getting some of the furniture out (a very long table up the basement steps) was tricky.

"As on all previous occasions the guys were great: hardworking and efficient and they know what they’re doing. The delicate gilt mirror, two hundred years old, arrived intact having being securely tied to the side of the lorry. I recommend them to all."
 
 
Team:
I’m sorry I can’t remember. But please thank them.
 
 
 


Review 17 May 2021
Recommended by customer in AB53

 I'm: Male 

 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 8/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
 
Cost: £3500
 

"Very helpful and willing removal staff. As stressless as a removal could be and a long distance between houses made very little difference.. Satisfaction"
 
 
Team:
Please thank all involved
 
 
 


Review 14 May 2021
Recommended by customer in AB51
 My Age: 60 - 69 
 I'm: Female 
 My level of experience of similar services: Average 
 I have known this business: Under 1 year 
 
 
Satisfaction Ratings
 
Sales & Support 10/10
The advice and information was helpful and all correspondence was easy to understand
Packing & Handling 10/10
The firm took care in packing and handling our property
Collection & delivery 10/10
Our property was collected and delivered as agreed
Service 10/10
The staff were presentable punctual and polite
Value 10/10
The firm\'s charges are reasonable for the work involved
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Customer Review
 
Moved from Essex 600 mile journey to this area of Scotland recently and would thoroughly recommend Shore Porters.
 
Cost: £5600
 

"From the start company was professional with admin team looking at contents of home via facetime. Quote came on time . The remover team arrived on day on time and were efficient, professional and very careful with house contents.
Excellent service from start to finish would without doubt recommend Shore Porters."
 
 
Team:
Can’t remember
 
 
 

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