About LocalPI

Established in 1999

Edinburgh Detectives is part of LocalPI, the UK's largest private investigator group, serving Edinburgh and all surrounding areas.

Edinburgh Detectives

Edinburgh Detectives Detectives is part of LocalPI, the UK's largest private investigators. We have an unrivaled track record in private and business investigations. Because we are local you will not be charged for fuel or travel time to get to the location of the assignment. So whatever you need us for, you can relax knowing your investigation is in safe, expert hands.

Professional Investigation

LocalPI is a national company and our head office is based in Nottingham. Operating through our local websites we cover 158 towns and cities throughout the UK. We are not a franchise which means that the quality and standard of our customer service is maintained throughout the UK.

Our Managing Director, Jon Riding, established the company in 1999. Back then it was known as Riding & Sons Investigations. Jurek Piasecki was appointed Chairman of LocalPI in 2012. Since then LocalPI has quickly expanded to become the UK's largest investigation company for private individuals and businesses.

Using industry leading techniques and combined with our high level of customer care, LocalPI provide an unrivalled service when it comes to investigations, research and evidence collection.

Legally Obtained Evidence

By choosing to work with LocalPI, you will benefit from a professional investigation company that delivers results and keeps you in the picture. You will have 24/7 access to a secure online portal where you can view evidence, secured on your behalf – in real time.

All evidence gathered on your behalf is done so legally to ensure you can use it with confidence. Our private and business clients are our best advocates and testimonials are available on request for you to review.

Whichever branch you choose to instruct you can be assured that we will operate with the utmost professionalism, integrity and always legally and within the law.

No Hidden Costs

LocalPI has been providing investigative services for businesses, legal sector, insurance and private clients for nearly two decades. We have experience of investigations into a multitude of issues.

Using our unique portal system ensures that evidential reports are delivered directly to the client within 48 hours of the task being completed.

As a national company we can cover anywhere in the UK without additional travel charges. Our agents are local to you and therefore there is no charge for fuel or travel to and from your job.

Our clear and simple pricing structure means that you know exactly what you will be paying for. There will be no hidden costs or unexpected charges to pay.

Contact Us

In the first instance we always recommend that you contact one of our Case Managers to discuss the most cost-effective way forward.

For Free Advice Phone: 0131 278 0707

Edinburgh Detectives offer services to cover all eventualities. To book a service today or to find out more information, call 0131 278 0707.

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About Edinburgh

Edinburgh Detectives have been operating in Edinburgh and Scotland for almost 20 years.

  • Owing to Edinburgh's spectacular, rugged setting and vast collection of Medieval and Georgian architecture, it is often considered one of the most picturesque cities in Europe.
  • Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland.
  • Edinburgh is the second largest city in Scotland and the seventh-most populous in the United Kingdom.
  • Edinburgh is located in the south-east of Scotland.
  • Edinburgh lies on the east coast of the Central Belt, along the Firth of Forth, near the North Sea.
  • Edinburgh is the seat of the Scottish Parliament.
  • Edinburgh was one of the major centres of the Enlightenment.
  • Edinburgh had a total resident population of 477,660.
  • Edinburgh attracts 1 million overseas visitors a year, making it the second most visited tourist destination in the United Kingdom.
  • In a 2009 YouGov poll, Edinburgh was voted the 'most desirable city in which to live in the UK'.
  • Edinburgh was also rated The Best Place to Live in Channel 4's 2007 4Homes survey.
  • Edinburgh is drained by the Water of Leith, which finds its source at the Harperrig Reservoir in the Pentland Hills.
  • Edinburgh is ringed by a green belt stretching from Dalmeny in the west to Prestongrange in the east.
  • Like much of the rest of Scotland, Edinburgh has a temperate, maritime climate which is relatively mild despite its northerly latitude.

Edinburgh Detectives

Professional, efficient and discreet private investigator services in 158 UK cities, backed by an extensive UK network. Edinburgh Detectives serve Edinburgh and localities throughout Scotland.

Edinburgh Detectives have been operating in Scotland’s capital since 1999, our personable case managers and professional approach set Edinburgh Detectives apart from the crowd, helping to guide our clientele through the process with ease and satisfaction.




Edinburgh Detectives - 95% Success Rate, 100% Legal

If you have any questions about our private investigations services in Edinburgh, or private detective packages, then don't hesitate to call our friendly team on 0131 278 0707 or contact us via the website.

Edinburgh Detectives - The No1 Detective Agency in Edinburgh

Serving Edinburgh, St Leonards, Marchmont, Old Town, Newington, Sciennes, The Grange, Blackford, Livingston, Broxburn and Dunfermline and all areas in and around Scotland