It’s difficult to believe that in a few weeks’ time the Edinburgh Solicitors Property Centre will be 50 years’ young.

Starting from its original George St showroom on May 3, 1971 the ESPC, as it’s fondly known, has become an indispensable part of buying and selling homes in the city.

Though its location has moved a couple of times, it has remained at the heart of the Capital’s booming property industry as it has consistently moved with the times and always kept itself relevant.

From the launch of its first weekly list (the original ESPC paper) in 1982, its glossy magazine Premier Living in 2010 and its later movement online with the arrival of, it has always been the first port of call for house hunters in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

The ESPC has provided a valuable and high-profile platform for Purdie & Co properties since our launch in 1998 and we are always appreciative of the service it provides to local property buyers and sellers to ensure they get the very best help at every stage of the moving process.

It continues to work harder than ever to provide free advice on the property market to those that need it, with a wealth of information on its website and publications.

Struan Douglas, Managing Director of Purdie & Co, said: “From its very early days until the present time, the ESPC has been a great resource for everyone involved the Edinburgh property market.

“It has always been innovative in the way it helps solicitor estate agents to market their properties, and, in that sense, it is the ultimate market leader.

“No local or national estate agent has ever come close to supplanting it as the number one place that people always go to first when they are looking to buy a property in the Capital.”

He added: “It’s significant that the ESPC is celebrating this milestone following one of the most challenging years ever for the property industry.

“Yet, despite the change and upheaval we have seen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the organisation and the sector have remained resilient and professional, maintaining the high standard of service and care that our customers have always expected. Happy birthday ESPC and here’s to the next successful 50 years.”

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