Thistle Removals & Storage Ltd

We pride ourselves on a personal service – where we will go that extra mile to provide advice, help and support at every stage of the moving process.

About Us

We specialise in secure storage for businesses or for households in a purpose-built, climate controlled building. We can store everything from the smallest document to your most precious household items to boats, cars, caravans and trailers at a competitive price. We can also take care of your pot or garden plants.

Or we can bring the container to you, for you to pack and for us, using our specialised container vehicle, to uplift again and store, safely in our secure purpose-built building until you need it again.

We pride ourselves on a personal service – where we will go that extra mile to provide advice, help and support at every stage of the moving process. Being in a small town, businesses thrive on their reputation and we are proud that much of our business comes from recommendation, particularly in the local area. Whether you are looking for the full removal package for your business or household, looking for storage or just somewhere safe to park your trailer until you need it, our friendly staff offer you an efficient and reliable service at a competitive price – give us a call and let’s see if we can help.

Reviews

  • Linda Lodge 1 year ago

    Can't praise Ross and the guys highly enough. Even when dates and plans changed at short notice Ross was super helpful and did all he could to help us out. Terrific service.

  • Slav Fligiel 1 year ago

    Very good service and friendly crew. Recommended..

  • Liz Souter 1 year ago

    Great removal for ourselves and family. Ross and his team were professional, caring, patient and efficient for us in our move north. Nothing was overlooked and the communication throughout was clear and caring in what was a life changing experience for all. We all can’t praise him and his team enough.

  • Gisella Rindi 1 year ago

    Thank you for a friendly and welcoming service. We shall highly recommend you. Have a lovely summer!

  • CarolineG-319 2 years ago

    Excellent service

    Excellent service. Extremely satisfied with the professional and friendly service provided by all staff from Thistle removals and storage ltd. Highly recommended. Very reliable and fantastic communication throughout my use of the service.

  • LesleyF-160 2 years ago

    Excellent

    What an excellent service from everyone at Thistle. They made the 600 mile move as stress-free as possible, and they went above and beyond to do everything they could to help out. Ross and Chris also took my car in the lorry and my cat in the cab with them, which was such a great help to us both. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.

  • JulesB-55 2 years ago

    Excellent

    Fabulous service.
    Went above and beyond and all the guys were pleasant, chatty and hard working.
    The weather was stupidly hot but that didn't stop them.
    Would definitely recommend, and we would use again, but not for a long long time!!!

  • CarolK-162 2 years ago

    Highly recommended

    A great experience! Thistle Removals & Storage were a calm and steady reassuring influence in the weeks leading up to our move, offering solutions and solving problems for us as they arose, then fabulous on moving day too. Could not fault them. Thank you for everything! Highly recommended.

  • NickK-150 2 years ago

    Excellent service

    From start to finish, Ross and his team were helpful, friendly and flexible to enable our move to go smoothly. Use of storage facility before and after move day was particularly useful. Highly recommended

  • William Anderson 2 years ago

    Excellent job by Ross and team. They all worked very hard and nothing was too difficult for them. Would recommend them for any move. Thanks again guys.

  • CarolG-306 2 years ago

    Buckie to Blackpool

    Our delivery was from Buckie to Blackpool and we had a phone call to give us an e.t.a which was 6.30 pm. With it being a bank holiday, they arrived, understandably late due to traffic on M6, at approx 7.15 pm. Both of the delivery men were very nice, chatty and very helpful. The service we received was excellent and very good value. We would highly recommend this firm.

  • ElisabethM-25 3 years ago

    No black marks in this report!

    Turned up on time, worked like trojans under fairly trying circumstances, were extremely pleasant to deal with. And excellent communicators - reply promptly to any queries, keep the client informed

  • KS77 3 years ago

    Excellent

    Excellent service from Ross and his team. From moving us out, storage and then moving us back in to our new home. Despite several date changes out with our control nothing was a problem for Thistle. Very flexible. Highly recommend!

  • Blackthorn 3 years ago

    Thistle were absolutely outstanding moving us. From first contact, Ross provided excellent support. He was quick to respond to our enquiries, friendly & eager to accommodate our requests. Thistle was able to perfectly fit with our dates for the 600 mile move. We could not believe how calm, patient & cheerful they were over every little thing. They had every tricky thing under control and were so reassuring. They made a very tiring, difficult experience feel completely ok. We had far too much stuff, yet skilfully they got it all in. The van was full right to the back doors. Amazing job done! Unloading was equally friendly, efficient and successful. Thistle is a brilliant, family run company that we cannot praise too highly. Their service was perfect: friendly, helpful crew, excellent timing and careful handling of our goods at a very low price, especially as we had an 18 ton truck & crew for the week of our 600 mile migration.

  • Wolfshed 3 years ago

    Hard to believe there is a better removals company in the UK

    Thistle were absolutely outstanding moving us.

    From first contact, Ross provided excellent support. He was quick to respond to our enquiries, friendly & eager to accommodate our requests. Thistle was able to perfectly fit with our dates for the 600 mile move.

    We could not believe how calm, patient & cheerful they were over every little thing. They had every tricky thing under control and were so reassuring. They made a very tiring, difficult experience feel completely ok. We had far too much stuff, yet skilfully they got it all in. The van was full right to the back doors. Amazing job done! Unloading was equally friendly, efficient and successful.

    Thistle is a brilliant, family run company that we cannot praise too highly. Their service was perfect: friendly, helpful crew, excellent timing and careful handling of our goods at a very low price, especially as we had an 18 ton truck & crew for the week of our 600 mile migration.

    Thank you so very much, guys. You rock!

  • PaulO-438 3 years ago

    Home Move

    Yet another great service from Ross and the team. Fourth time we’ve used Thistle over the years and as ever very flexible, reliable and friendly service.
    Would not hesitate to recommend such a good family run local business.

  • AliceF-81 3 years ago

    An outstanding company.

    Thank you Ross and your team for such an easy move from Cheshire to Moray. The team worked very hard, nothing got broken and everything was done with the utmost efficiency.
    Ross planned the move in a very helpful way that overcame all our logistic difficulties, streets ahead of any of the other proposals we received.
    We cannot recommend this company highly enough. An outstanding service. Thank you.

  • Sandra Forbes 3 years ago

    Highly recommend, only local company who took the time to get back in touch with us. Nothing was too much trouble for the boys who helped make the move easier for my dad. Thank you again

  • ChristinaS-104 3 years ago

    House move Kent to Moray

    Friendly, helpful and very hardworking removal men. Would recommend and use again.

  • AlistairH-56 3 years ago

    My review

    First rate over 3 moves in past years. Went beyond helpful during stressfull times. All movers excellent plus management best I have come across. Will use again if ever we move again.

  • SusanE-212 3 years ago

    Excellent service at a fair price.

    Delighted with service we received. Ross, Chris and the team were very accommodating with the changes to our move in date. After 5 weeks in storage everything arrived in good order. Would use again and definitely recommend.

  • DavidH-3453 3 years ago

    very good

    very good removal company get the job done , and solve those annoying little problems you get when moving job well done thanks Ross.

  • AndyR-467 3 years ago

    House Move

    Used Thistle for a move from
    Meriden ( Solihull) to Findochty Can’t fault the move Chris & Matt couldn’t have done any more for us Kept us informed of their progress to get to us on the day before the move. Arrived on time on the day. We’re two really nice guys who went above and beyond, to help us and to make the 489 mile trip go without a hitch. Arrived on time and as planned the next day to reverse the process and empty the lorry into our new house. Cannot fault Ross and his guys. Would recommend Thistle Removals & Storage to anyone thinking of moving house or moving items from one place to another. Top company Top Guys...

  • MikeW-6076 3 years ago

    Excellent and reliable service

    Brilliant service. Could not do enough to make moving easier. Accommodating, reliable, on time and very reasonable rates. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you.

  • Jelly Fan 3 years ago

    Thistle Removals were fantastic in helping me move out, store my items and deliver my items at my new address. I used the self packing. I was delivered trailers as I needed them and this was always quick. Their removal was as quick. In my new address I found all my items appeared undisturbed in the crates, no damage. The trailers were delivered and removed speedily. The service is more than helpful. I recommend them 100%.

  • NickL-969 3 years ago

    Stress free move

    Very friendly and efficient. Good communication before move-arrived on time. This is our second move with Thistle and we would use them again. We also know several others who have used them.

  • TrinaC-12 3 years ago

    Absolute value for money & excellent personal service

    Thistle Removals were professional, polite, efficient & incredibly hard working & conscientious. We would have no hesitation in recommending them. No breakages, and nothing was too much trouble. We have a lot of heavy furniture but they worked tirelessly & always with a smile.

  • VerianD 3 years ago

    Excellent

    Ross and his boys did everything they could to make my move painless and efficient. This was the second time I have used Thistle. My previous house was difficult to access but they managed the "road" easily both times. They were extremely resourceful when it came to difficult items and never once complained about the ridiculous quantity of boxes. I would recommend them to anyone who asks; indeed I already have!

  • Lesley Macdonald 3 years ago

    Highly recommend Thistle Removals & Storage. First class service. Nothing is too much bother for Ross enabling a stressful move to go smoothly. Thanks for all your help Ross.

  • ChrisM-3374 3 years ago

    Always puts the customer first

    this is the third time i have used Thistle Removals are have already recommended them to my friends who have also used them and recommended them onwards. The service is efficient, professional and friendly - and have always been very reasonably priced. They take care of your possessions, are quick and efficient and extremely helpful. They put the customer first.

  • DaveL-351 3 years ago

    Top Job

    Top job, Ross and the team were totally professional and handled the job perfectly from top to bottom despite the atrocious weather. Would recommend them any day.

  • LynnB-262 3 years ago

    Difficult House Move made easy

    Thistle Removals offered me an excellent service, during a very difficult time of coming out of lockdown and going through a separation which was far from amicable!! Thistle had not problems with helping me when I had to change my moving date a few times, which was a massive relief for me. Chris and the guys arrived on the day and blasted through the items which had to be removed for storage. I can begin to thank the whole team for their efforts and help, a house move is difficult enough but under these circumstances Thistle were amazing - thank you all would definitely recommend you and use you again.

  • MandiM-16 3 years ago

    Brilliant, helpful, professional service.

    The help, advise and peace of mind the service provided by Thistle Removals is excellent. In such a stressful, quick changing time that house moving is, its great to have calm, helpful service, which is what they offer. Nothing seemed too much trouble, including help me shift my heavy goods (even though I was packing my own trailer). The trailers are clean, dry and well equipped with padding and blankets as needed. They were very prompt in delivering the trailers and as quick to remove them when packed.First class service.

  • SharonM-640 3 years ago

    Excellent service

    Very punctual, take great care of your possessions, very friendly and helpful would definitely use again.

  • KayMidwinter-175 3 years ago

    Kay Morrice

    Highly delighted with professional service. Ross and his staff were friendly, very careful and never stopped. Be delighted to recommend Thistle. Support local businesses.

  • DonnaT-150 3 years ago

    Exceptional service

    Professional, polite and hardworking: great care was taken and nothing was too much trouble for this exceptional team. Book them without hesitation. Truly outstanding service. Can’t recommend them enough.

  • JohnH-2755 3 years ago

    Excellent

    On time as agreed kept strictly to 'the virus' rules. Very efficient and courteous
    No scrapes/ damage to furniture or house/ stair walls etc. Would highly recommend.

  • SharonM-560 4 years ago

    Highly recommended!

    Great service, really nice guys and nothing was too much trouble. I would definitely recommend!

  • WendyB-352 4 years ago

    December removal

    Despite my removal date changing several times due to legal complications Thistle Removals came to carry out my removal with only one days notice.
    They emptied my old house quickly and efficiently then transported everything to my new house and again emptied their lorry in the same efficient manner, delivering everything to the room of my choice.

    Although I have no intention of moving house again, if I did, I would certainly use Thistle Removals.

    I would recommend to anyone wishing a good old fashioned service, where the Customer is King, Thistle Removals is the Company to use.

  • JulieW-725 4 years ago

    Thistle removal experience

    I can not recommend this company enough. 1st class service from start to finish. Prompt efficient and so helpful. Went above and beyond. Great guys great service.

  • NormM-1 4 years ago

    McKay

    We received a quick, efficient and courteous service from the removal men and pleased with the organisation before hand. Very happy with the whole moving day and the reasonable price.

  • FionaM-409 4 years ago

    Polite, courteous and professional.

    From the initial phone call right up to the removal had finished every member of the team were very polite, courteous and helpful. Nothing was ever a problem and they packed up carefully and move all our belongings to our new home without a single issue (other than the rain ....and it poured down the day we moved in). Would highly recommend.

  • MalcolmG-80 4 years ago

    Excellent Thistle Removals

    Excellent service provided by this company. They went out of their way to accommodate us and meet our needs. Arrived on time, quickly loaded the lorry and how they got all our stuff into it I’ll never know. Left the lorry unloaded in their safe lock-up overnight and quickly unloaded at our new house next day. Lorry was expertly loaded and unloaded so not as much as a teacup was scratched. Price charged was very competitive and we would certainly use them again.

  • NealS-32 4 years ago

    Removal service with self storage.

    Excellent level of service and nothing was a problem for Ross.
    Fast efficient and you can tell how well practiced and experienced this company is.
    Their conduct made a stressful situation of a house move much less stressful.

  • EmmajaneR-3 4 years ago

    Absolutely fabulous experience moving is stressful but thistle removers make it easy.

    We couldn’t have done it without the help of thistle removers and Ross and his nephew, we moved over 200 miles and used thistle removers. They offer a fabulous service and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend thistle removers to anyone. Nothing was too much bother for thistle removers. You get outstanding service.

  • AnnemarieP-26 4 years ago

    Move completed - now for the unpacking!

    Thank you again to Ross and Chris, this time for safely moving my furniture from storage to it's new abode. I am 'never' going to move again but if I do I would certainly use Thistle Removals. They provided an excellent level of service. Thank you.

  • AndreasP-11 4 years ago

    Again excellent service!

    Now the 2nd time enjoying the very reliable, highly professional and extremely friendly & helpful service of Thistle Removal. You will not easily find better value for money and a more personal & professional service!

  • HeatherA-68 4 years ago

    Cannot fault

    I had 1 and a half storage containers with Thistle removals for approx 1 year. Belongings picked up from property, stored and delivered back. Excellent in every respect...customer service, price and all delivered back as stored. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a removal or storage company.

  • JackieJ-93 4 years ago

    Excellent service.

    Fantastic service from this friendly company. Nothing was too much trouble and our move was seamless.
    Definitely recommend them.

  • TanyaB-93 4 years ago

    Best experience for our relocation

    We have had an excellent experience using Thistle Removals. They arrived early to start loading, which was especially helpful as we were moving from England. We're courteous and friendly throughout, went out of their way to help us even if it wasn't part of their job.
    They held our items in secure storage for a number of months (at a very reasonable rate) and were always readily available should we have needed access.
    Can't recommend them highly enough, by far the best value for money too.

  • Ken Crowther 4 years ago

    Excellent Removal Firm

  • AlanJ-308 5 years ago

    Swift and efficient

    I was really impressed with Ross and Chris. They worked hard and were extremely helpful.

  • DavidB-2194 5 years ago

    Thistle Removals & Storage. Excellent service and value for money.

    Can't fault these guys. They provide an excellent service, prompt and well organized.
    From the initial quote to delivering our furniture, everything went smoothly. All our possessions were treated with care and attention.
    I would happily recommend these guys to anybody, and if in the future I ever need this service again, I wouldn't hesitate to call Thistle Removals again.

  • Arlene Anderson 5 years ago

    Ross & his lads did a super job with our house move. We were not as organised as we should have been but they made it a very stress free process.Would highly recommendRoss & his lads did a super job with our house move. We were not as organised as we should have been but they made it a very stress free process.Would highly recommend

  • KateR-150 5 years ago

    Great service

    Friendly, professional and accommodating

  • HeatherH-136 5 years ago

    Stress free for me,wonderful service,prompt and efficient.

    Delighted with the service I had from the whole team at Thistle.My late husband and I used your services when we moved to Scotland from Norfolk in May 2006. I had no hesitation in using you again with my move from Clochan to Inverness.Ross was so helpful from visiting me at Clochan to delivering my furniture etc recently.I cannot thank you enough for all your help.I would have no hesitation in recommending you in the future.

  • StewartG-46 5 years ago

    Excellent

    Excellent services and storage facilities.
    Made moving house easy and stress free Very helpful, delivered all goods safely when required

  • CharlieH-148 5 years ago

    Thistle Removals did an excellent job

    From the first call to delivery Thistle were very professional and delivered all goods safely and without any hassle

  • LaurieS-18 5 years ago

    EXCELLENT IN EVERY RESPECT

    If I could give more than 5 stars I would. First class in every respect and would recommend them without hesitation.
    Friendly, reasonably priced, efficient and careful

  • JulietteB-610 5 years ago

    Thumbs up

    Great service! This made our move hassle free and nearly enjoyable...
    Would definitely recommend

  • MurielM-9 5 years ago

    Easy house move

    Excellent service. Never moved before, they explained the process and was able to adapt to all scenarios. Would recommend them 100%.

  • BobG-80 5 years ago

    Thistle Removals Buckie

    Great service, the guys were so helpful. Highly recommended

  • John Mair 5 years ago

    excellent service from Ross and Chris. Terrific customer service, came at the time agreed and conducted their services in a most professional manner. Top marks!!excellent service from Ross and Chris. Terrific customer service, came at the time agreed and conducted their services in a most professional manner. Top marks!!

  • Catherine McBey 5 years ago

    I can’t recommend Ross and his team enough. From making the enquiry to the empty boxes being picked up they were prompt, professional and courteous at a very competitive price. Nothing was too much trouble.I can’t recommend Ross and his team enough. From making the enquiry to the empty boxes being picked up they were prompt, professional and courteous at a very competitive price. Nothing was too much trouble.

  • Services

    12-14 March Rd E  Buckie Moray AB56 4BY

    12-14 March Rd E Buckie Moray AB56 4BY