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Moving to Scotland from the USA

Moving to Scotland from the US has become more popular for many Americans. Many American expats find that after they move to Scotland that they don’t even want to come back. Some people believe that moving to Scotland seems difficult, but with the right help you can move your entire home with no hassle at all. 

With over four decades of experience, Schumacher Cargo Logistics has completed thousands of moves to Scotland. We have streamlined the moving process, helping us deliver our customers the best value for their shipment.

Read our Scotland moving guide below and start your international move today!

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How to Move to Scotland from the USA

With so many people thinking about coming here, we compiled a guide on how to move to Scotland. There are many nuances to moving to parts of the UK which we’ll explain below.

Steps for International Moving to Scotland

  1. Calculate Volume of Goods
  2. Get a Quote
  3. Ship your Goods to Scotland
  4. Receive your Goods Overseas

Volume to Ship to Scotland

Before starting your move to Scotland, create an estimate for the volume you want to ship. Once you know the size of your move, you will have a better understanding of the necessary services. Each move is unique and knowing what you are actually moving will allow you complete the process successfully. We can also work with you based on preset amounts such as a 2 bedroom apartment, though we’ll want a more concrete number before the move.

How Much Does Moving to Scotland from the US Cost

Once you have a estimate for the size of your move, the next step is to complete a quote request. Each particular move will have a different price due to factors such as volume or origin. For this reason our representatives create custom quotes for every move to make sure you get the most accurate information. To illustrate the difference, the price for moving to Scotland from LA will be different than from NY even for the same goods.

Request a custom quote for your move to Scotland through our Online Quote Form

Export Your Goods to Scotland

Our door to door moving service makes it easy to export goods to Scotland. We pick up the goods from anywhere in the US then pack and load them into a container. They will then ship once the container is ready to go. You will receive a Bill of Lading and message as the ship leaves which includes an ETA for the arrival.

Transit Time for Shipments to Scotland

There are many variables that affect the overall amount of time your move will take. Generally from your door to the port in England, it takes about 5-7 weeks from the East Coast. The actual time to move the goods to your door in Scotland has so many factors that we rather your representative give you an estimate once they have all your move details.

As premier international movers, we do everything possible to meet estimates but these should serve as a guide rather than exact times.

Complete the Move Overseas

The main port for importing goods consolidated goods in Scotland is Southampton, England. When shipping your own container the port is Grangemouth, Scotland. For shipping household goods to Scotland, we offer door to door services meaning you can choose for us to deliver anywhere in the country.

When arriving, your goods enter the custom clearance process. Once they clear, they will be unloaded and a representative will contact you regarding the next step. Your delivery will be scheduled as transit is secured and then delivered to your door. After receiving your goods, all that’s left is to enjoy your time as an expat in Scotland.

Moving Services to Scotland

When moving to Scotland from the US, there are a few different services to ship your household goods. Each service has its own benefit, and when you start working with us we’ll recommend the best choice.

Consolidated Container Moving to Scotland

Consolidated moves are the most popular way of moving to Scotland. This is because it offers the most value for the goods you are shipping. Consolidations involve taking multiple customer’s goods to fill a container together. In this case, you only pay for the space you use and not for the full container by yourself.

Full Container Moving to Scotland

We offer full 20 and 40 foot containers to move to Scotland as well. These containers hold around 1000 and 2000 cubic feet respectively. If your volume is close to these values, it is better to get your own full container. It will still be value for the space as you use all of it and your goods will also arrive more quickly since it skips the consolidation period.

Air Freight Moves to Scotland

Air freight moves are more uncommon as they are more expensive than the other two options. Though this is also the fastest way to move to Scotland. For the most part, air freight is only used when speed is the only factor and price is not an issue.

Fun and Interesting Scotland Facts

  • Scotland’s national animal is the unicorn
  • Golf was said to be invented here
  • There is the most redheads per capita

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Start your move to Scotland by filling out the our Online Quote Form today!

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