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Thank you for your wonderful service. We contacted some sitters from your list yesterday and have now locked in a lovely young couple. They seem so nice. We are thrilled and so are they. Tessa & Ron

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Just wanted to say thank you for your wonderful service. We are from Australia and registered in May, and within a few days had locked in 4 wonderful house / pet sitting gigs for our time traveling in the UK. We have just finished our first one, which was absolutely fantastic. Got to see a beautiful part of Devon, and look after an adorable dog. Looking forward to our next one in a few days. Thanks so much again! Monique and Simon

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House Sitting in Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland, one of the countries in the UK. It is the seventh most populous city in the UK being home to approximately 500,000 people and the second largest in Scotland. Edinburgh is famous all around the world for its rich cultural exhibitions. The city attracts more than a million visitors each year. The Edinburgh Festival alone attracts a crowd of almost 500,000 people.

Some of the industries that contribute the most to the city's GDP include tourism, retailing, finance and business services, health and education. The people of Edinburgh have been labeled as the most competitive in the UK by the Centre for International Competitiveness. Also, the city's gross value added per employee is the second highest in the UK after London. This has led to the development of highly efficient businesses that provide services of different sorts available for the residents of Edinburgh.

There are several health facilities in the city exist including Western General Hospital, Royal Victoria Hospital and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Also opportunities for basic as well as higher education are ample. There are a total of 117 primary and secondary schools, several colleges and four universities including University of Aberdeen, University of Glasgow and University of Andrews. Several means of transportation are also available. While Edinburgh Airport handles more than 9 million passengers a year, Edinburgh Waverley, a railway station, serves more than 14 million passengers a year.

Another service that the residents of Edinburgh enjoy and take advantage of is house sitting. Since, it is not feasible for property to remain vacant for short or long periods of time, the services of house sitters are availed at such times. House Sitters UK is one house sitting agencies in Edinburgh that help people find house sitters. It's free for homeowners to use and a low cost for sitters to register.

Often insurance companies advise their clients against leaving their property unsupervised for more than four days. Failure to comply with the guidelines may lead to difficulties recovering damages in case something goes wrong in a vacant house such as a robbery or fire. Hence, the residents of Edinburgh choose to avail the services of house sitters.

*FREE: House sitting is usually free, for both sitter and house owner, although this is completely up to the individuals. There are usually some costs that need to be covered by either the sitter or the house owner e.g. electricity, phone usage, vet fees etc. How these costs are handled needs to be agreed before the sit begins. House sitters pay a single annual membership fee, while house owners pay nothing to advertise their house or to contact sitters.