Our telephone line is now transferred to remote working.

However, please contact us via email in the first instance

To speak with Louise personally, please call 0131 558 1277. Emailing me at is easier in the first instance as I’m juggling work and looking after/home schooling my two young children. We can then arrange to speak.

We are able to keep working smoothly from home and we are entirely set up remotely, with all systems fully operational.

If you’d like to book a stay in one of our lovely homes, when this is all over, we’d be absolutely delighted to help!

Currently Louise, Nicky and Bethan are working whilst Simon, Cassandra, Cameron and Claire are furloughed. As well as being colleagues, we are friends, we are a sort of family and we are sticking together. I will be doing everything I can to get us to the other side of this together.

Our office is now physically closed. We are expecting and planning that it remains so for a long time.

This moment of pause has been a good time to think about the business and the future. When we re-open we will be adding long term letting to our range of services. It’s been 14 years since Dickins was involved in long term letting, but the time is right to re-enter that marketplace. The usual Dickins ethos of quality, service, care and the personal touch will be at the forefront. Owners can rest assured that their property will be in safe hands with us, just as it is with our short lets. If you’d like to discuss long or short term letting, please get in touch with Louise. It will be possible for you to give me a virtual tour, so that I can value your home until I’m able to visit in person.

We’re also adding investment advice and renovations through my husband Simon’s business Regent Refurbishment and Renovations.

I have always loved interior design and am teaming up with Lucy Gray, a talented friend who has recently returned from LA, to offer interior design services too, through Playfair Design, our new company. After all, after spending so much time in our homes of late, how many of us have realised that there are aspects which definitely need improving! Please get in touch if you’d like to speak to me about this.

I am convinced we will all get safely to the other side, although I believe when the world is back to ‘normal’ it will be a different one – actually a better one.

Until then, stay well and safe.

Louise Dickins