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Good afternoon, just want to compliment you on your wonderful website. It's so user friendly and all the sitters I have been in contact with respond promptly and in a very professional manner. I am truly delighted with the results so far and thank you so much for the great service. Kind regards. Francesca

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I would like to thank you very much for providing the facility "House Sitters" for the past three years. I have travelled the whole of the UK looking after a wide variety of pets . My wife and I have taken care of chickens, dogs, cats and horses, lots of whom needed medication and special care whilst their owners were away on holiday. It has been a great pleasure for us and has enabled us to see this beautiful country at the same time as looking after pets. I would like to thank each and every owner for trusting two strangers with their precious pets and lovely homes. We were able to visit several homes on more than one occasion and enjoyed our time immensely. We are taking some time at home this year but will return to HouseSitters as soon as we can. Yours very Sincerely, Martin & Pat

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House Sitting in Scotland

Scotland is one of the four countries the UK is made up of - the other three being England, Wales and Northern Ireland. There are a total of 56 cities and towns in Scotland. The most populated cities in the country are in Scotland are Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Paisley, East Kilbride, Livingston, Cumbernauld, Hamilton South Lanarkshire and Kirkcaldy. Edinburgh is Scotland's capital while Aberdeen's known as Europe's oil capital and contributes significantly to Scotland's economy. It entered a political union with England to create Kingdom of Great Britain and maintains a legal system different from those of other countries in the UK.

Today Scotland is home to more than 5,222,100 people and has a GDP of over £137.5 billion (as of 2009). 33% of the population reported not having a religion, 65% is Christian, 1% is Muslim and the remaining 1% belongs to Jewish, Hindu or Sikh communities.

Given the economic stability of businesses in Scotland, hundreds of public and private businesses serve the residents of Scotland. There are hundreds of schools and colleges and 15 universities out of which some are among the world's oldest such as the University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University and University of Dundee.

Means of transportation for the residents as well as visitors include five airports and an extensive rail network that is managed by Transport Scotland. Medical facilities are taken care of by NHS Scotland in addition to privately managed hospitals.

In addition to the major service providers mentioned above, there are other relatively small businesses too that make the lives of the people of Scotland more convenient. One of the services that the people greatly appreciate is that provided by house sitting agencies. House sitting agencies help homeowners find house sitters that match their requirements. Since a lot of homeowners leave their property vacant for both short and considerably long periods for different reasons, they require people who have experience in house care and are ready to render their services to homeowners in need of their services.

Homeowners can use these house sitting websites to find house and pet carers and house sitters can find house sitting jobs. It really is a win-win for both parties.

If you live in Scotland and are in search of house sitting services, all you have to do is find an agency with a good reputation at providing experienced house sitters. You can do so by searching the internet or asking your family, friends and peers to make recommendations. Once you get contact the agency, tell them about the property that has to be taken care of and your expectations from the house sitter. This will help them choose the right person from the pool of candidates they have.

*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.