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

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."

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."

Removal Aboyne to Edinburgh
reviewed September 2023
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From Aboyne to Edinburgh - involved massive downsizing of stuff but we still had far too much for the new place. The team were really helpful and co-operative in the whole thing.

"THe team arrived promptly on day 1 to pack books, kitchen stuff, shelves etc into boxes and also non essential furniture. They left us our bed and some cooking implements etc for staying over to day 2. Day 2 everything was to go in the van. Bed and large sofa to be dismantled and all furniture into van. Team were finished around mid afternoon. Day 3 again a prompt arrival in Edinburgh and boxes and furniture into house and garage. Bed and sofa assembled and things put in appropriate rooms as far as possible given the more limited space available. We had very many boxes to empty and store. About 20 boxes had also been filled with packing paper and all had to be stored under a tarpaulin in the garden. Fortunately the company managed to retrieve them (about a week later) before any real downpours hit. THe removal team were really friendly and helpful. Worth every penny."

UK to Spain removal
reviewed September 2023
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Move of household goods from the UK to Spain.

"We secured the services of the Shore Porters Society to move our household goods from the UK to Spain and have been so impressed with the service we received. Andrew met us first to assess our requirements and the quote provided was very reasonable. Doreen was fantastic ensuring we had all the correct paperwork completed and communicated with us regularly to update us on shipment and delivery dates. All questions were answered quickly and nothing was too much trouble. Excellent customer service! The delivery in Spain was so smooth and checked meticulously by the team. Our thanks to Curtis for keeping us updated. This attention to detail was excellent as not one item was damaged or broken. The whole process of moving abroad was made much less stressful by Doreen and the team and we would highly recommend the Shore Porters Society for anyone looking for a high quality, value for money, professional service."

Home Removal
reviewed September 2023
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3 day move - packing all home items at old house and setting up at new house

"On contacting Shore Porters for a quotation for my move Andrew came out to assess the type of service we needed and the size of the move. He then presented us with three options and we decided the 3day move suited us best. Kerry then sent me our quotation and all the legal jargon and we signed the contract. This was five weeks ahead of the move and gave us peace of mind that everything was in hand for the actual move which is so important when all of the buying and selling stuff is going on. Kerry called a week or so before the start date just to check we were happy that all was going to plan and tell me a four man crew would be with me on day 1 headed up by Dave and that they were a great bunch of guys and she wasn’t wrong! Dave, Chris and Grant were with me at 8.30 day one and I instantly felt comfortable that these guys were going to get us from our old house to our new one with the minimum of fuss! They were fantastic and i had absolute confidence in them! There were absolutely no breakages or damage to any of our possessions and each and every box was packed safely and delivered to the rooms we had indicated on the quick walk around we did when they arrived at our new property. I can’t recommend Shore Porters highly enough and although maybe a bit pricier than other movers out there they are worth every penny at what can honestly be described as one of life’s most stressful events. Thank you Dave, Chris and Grant!"


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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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