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.

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

The world renowned moving expertsspanning five centuries!

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.

Satisfied customers

Move to Edinburgh
reviewed June 2022
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A great moving company..

" We used for moving to Edinburgh it was a very reasonable price and wonderful service. Honestly such an excellent company.."

Home Removal
reviewed May 2022
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Shore Porters made my removal experience very easy.

"Professional, polite and responsive at all times, I'm happy to recommend them to anyone. Thanks to all the team."

Customer in DH1
reviewed 20 March 2022
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Shore Porters moved furniture and books from my parents house to mine. The service was excellent, as always with shore porters.

"I cannot recommend Shore Porters highly enough for anyone who is moving. They are professional, punctual and careful. We are always really impressed. Thank you, team Shore Porter"

Customer in AB15
reviewed 18 March 2022
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This was a local move, our new home about 3 miles from our former home. The estimate for the size of the move was significantly deficient, and the team did a great job of quickly accomodating for this.

"We found our movers to be punctual, polite, efficient and overall Very professional with all aspects of the move. As stated, they had to quickly make adjustments for the underestimate of the size of the move, and did this very professionally, as well. Once unpacked, we had no damages or breakage. We were Very satisfied with the quality of service we received from this team, and Craig Thomson, who was overseeing our move."

Customer in AB15
reviewed 17 March 2022
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Part load of various tools to Cheltenham.

"I was very satisfied by the service received. The timetable I was given was followed to the letter and the goods were delivered on time. The gentleman in the office (Craig) was very polite and was able to give me a price based on the photos I sent him. His estimate of the number of boxes I would need was spot on."


Latest Thoughts

Read our latest thoughts and advice on all things moving!

SPS Moving Abroad

Best Countries to Move to From the UK

While the UK is an excellent place to live, with great people, scenery, and culture, there are also many reasons why you’d want to (or have to) move.

Moving house with a cat

Moving House with a Cat

Moving a cat from one house to another can be stressful for both humans and cats. Some swift planning and preparation, however, will help ease the transition and ensure a smooth move for everyone.

rumsey and sons

London Centenary

2021 sees Rumsey and Son (the London branch of Shore Porters) achieve an important milestone, its 100th

Local and Worldwide
Moving Experts

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

Yes. The most recent stay at home guidance from the Scottish Government states, “activities in connection with moving home (including viewing a property), are permitted as long as the correct health and safety procedures are in place.

For more info, see Can I Move House During Covid-19 Lockdown?

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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