Removals Company & Storage Contractors

Making removals and storage simple.

With the addition of our newest warehouse and large fleet of vehicles, we know how to get your removals and storage needs right.

The world renowned moving expertsspanning five centuries!

Established in 1498, we are one of the world’s oldest transportation companies

Thinking of moving? Put your trust in Shore Porters today. We are recognised internationally as the removal experts. 

Whether you wish to ship a single item or a houseful of personal effects, we’ll take care of all the details.

Recognised across the world as the expert removals company for handling and shipping fine art and antiques.

Container storage, conventional storage or commercial storage. We can cover your packing and storage needs.

From price estimation and project planning through to packing, storing and the successful delivery of goods.

Recent reviews

Home removal
reviewed March 2024
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Everything went smoothly

"Pete and crew did an amazing job moving us. Nothing was too much as they were all friendly and accommodating. There were a couple of items they packed in a couple of boxes themselves which showed to us how professional they were. Overall, very pleased with the efficiency and the guys were very nice as well"

Home removal and storage
reviewed February 2024
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Standard house move but with awkward items of Childrens outside toys that were difficult to get out of the path from Garden. The move was delayed but Shore porters were quick and efficient to book items into storage and work around our circumstances.

"Fantastic from start to finish. Quote was dealt with quickly and considering the time of year , were able to deal with our short deadline. The loading and packing was fantastic with no issues at all the staff being very friendly and helpful. unfortunately our moving in day got pushed back which was extremely stressful. However Shore Porters understood and accommodated the change in dates very well. They were flexible enough to allow me to visit to get some items we needed until we could move in. throughout this period the staff were magnificent and was one less thing to worry about knowing our items were stored and ready to go when needed. when we finally exchanged house, shore porters were ready to go with the new date and had no issues with the short notice Highly recommended and would use them again for a move."."

Home removals
reviewed January 2024
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House move from Bristol to Aberdeenshire.

"The whole process from the very beginning was easy and trouble free. The video appointment was very detailed to enable an accurate quote and schedule for the move. The lorry arrived on time and on schedule. The chaps were very friendly but efficient. Everything was loaded and packed with care. At the other end, again they arrived on time and unloaded everything with care and efficiently. Had no issues with the service at all. Really glad we used a local Scottish company rather than a local one to us in Bristol."

Home removals
reviewed December 2023
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Removals of large split level 3 bed flat with a narrow difficult entrance, and a two level patio. Full packing service as well as removals.

"I have moved a lot in my time, and used various removal companies. ShorePorters provided an excellent service. They were a professional, punctual, and efficient team. The whole process was executed flawlessly. Prompt and polite communication at booking, with clear expectations set and process explained. Packing was efficient, all delicate items carefully wrapped and handled. Our flat which was brimming with things was packed in record time. Drop off was punctual and professional. The crew was respectful of carpets and flooring, as the weather was wet and mucky on the day of the drop off. Cardboard boxes were promptly collected once requested after unpacking. I am grateful to ShorePorters for making a house move with two very small children a stress free experience."

Partial House Move
reviewed December 2023
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Moving partial house contents including fragile antique furniture and paintings

"I was contacted by a Shore Porters removals coordinator within an hour of requesting a quote, and by the end of the day had a detailed proposal which took account of all my requirements. Due to the fragility of some of the furniture being moved, I wanted the items to remain on the same vehicle throughout, and they were able to suggest a smaller vehicle that was well-matched to the size of the job (this was in contrast to another well-regarded removals firm who didn't pay attention to my detailed requirements and took a month to realise they couldn't provide a suitable service). After a video survey, I was easily able to book my move for a convenient date. On the day the 2 man team updated me on their arrival time, and once in the house worked quickly but carefully to pack fragile items and load the lorry. Delivery at the destination was just as smooth, kept informed of their arrival time, then an efficient but careful transfer of my furniture items to their intended locations. Overall I couldn't be more impressed with Shore Porters. From the first contact to the last box unloaded I dealt with really impressive staff who provided an excellent service."

UK to Doha Qatar
reviewed December 2023
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This was an international move from UK to Doha Qatar. A wide range of household items.

"The experience from quote to finish was excellent. The professionalism of the movers and administrators was the best I have experienced and I will not hesitate to recommend Shore Porters to anyone moving home."

Home removal - Aberdeen to Lochaline
reviewed October 2023
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Shore Porters moved us from Aberdeen to Lochaline. They packed for us, including some delicate and expensive items. Everything was done efficiently and the staff were friendly and very professional, asking if they were unsure of anything. Everything arrived in a perfect state, and the many boxes were helpfully delivered to the appropriate rooms..

"Every aspect of our experience with Shore Porters was easy and stress free. I contacted the company by phone and we had a personal advisor visit within a few days. The quotations were quick to arrive and very clear to interpret. The move was then arranged for the following week. I had assumed that there would be a longer lead in, so I was delighted that the team would be able to move us so quickly. Because of the short lead in, we opted for the company to pack for us. This was a great decision for us. A team of four packers arrived in the morning and this was supplemented by another two later in the day. Nothing was too much bother and the team worked extremely hard to get everything packed up, including the very delicate and expensive items. In Lochaline, the van arrived with perfect timing, in spite of diversions due to the Corran Ferry being off. Every item was delivered into the appropriate room and, having unpacked all of our boxes, in perfect condition. Our decision to move with Shore Porters made the move stress free for us. We had looked at a few other companies, but they expected us to measure each item of furniture and enter it into a website that was not user friendly, etc., but Shore Porters made everything easy. We felt that we had professional and experienced people to work with. We feel that our whole experience was well worth the fee."


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Whether you wish to ship a single item or a houseful of personal effects, we’ll take care of all the details.

Frequently Asked Questions

As soon as you know you are moving, call Shore Porters and ask for a representative to call round.  We will quickly assess your requirements and establish a timescale, costs, special arrangements, etc.  We do not advise waiting until you have a moving date because it is important that you know costs at the earliest opportunity so that you can budget for your move.  Moving dates can be arranged with us later once they are confirmed. See our domestic removals or international removals pre-move survey sections for more details.

Of course, and we are delighted to help. Our free, no-obligation survey and quotation will be tailored to your individual needs and budget. For example, Shore Porters can pack everything, only breakables or nothing (providing you with boxes to pack yourself) – it’s your choice. We can also advise on specialist packing of items such as antiques, pictures and objects of sentimental value.

Shore Porters has an excellent reputation for providing a first-class service. However, that doesn’t mean we charge the most expensive fees! With the free, no-obligations assessment available from our experienced team, your quote will always be tailored to your needs and budget. And if you can be flexible about your moving date, we can even advise on further cost-saving solutions, such as sharing the load with other customers going your way. To find out just how competitive our costs are, see our free, no-obligation moving estimate page.

Shore Porters, of course – to anywhere in the world. Our global network of trusted agents work to our own high standards and so you can be assured that you will always be in safe and experienced hands. We are regularly audited by FIDI –the largest global alliance of independent quality international removal companies – and are members of the US-based International Association of Removers (IAM). Also, as members of the British Association of Removers (BAR) Overseas Group, we are financially vetted and bonded to guarantee your move.

We are pleased to offer you a range of secured and alarmed storage options to suit your specific requirements.  Read more on our Storage and Self Storage pages. You can obtain a free, no-obligation storage estimate on our storage estimate page.

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