0131 335 3685 (24 Hours) enquiries@purvis-marquees.co.uk


If you are thinking about hiring a marquee for a party – look no further!

We just had a great party using the pagoda style marquees. Ideal. Thank you to all the staff who helped us. From the planning side to the team who erected and just took away the tents – you all did a marvelous flawless job. Everything was just perfect. Thank you!

Thea Laurie

I felt I should write to let you know that your staff did an absolutely wonderful job in getting our marquees up, and thereafter working so hard to see us safely through storm Ali, which we encountered prior to our weekend festival of racing. When I saw the destruction to temporary facilities elsewhere in Scotland caused by the storm, it showed me how difficult it must have been for your staff.

They also helped us get some facilities strapped down, and for that I am grateful.
In so far as the racing over the weekend is concerned we had a terrific festival, with the venue looking fantastic, and presented to a high standard.

Please accept my thanks and pass on my thanks and gratitude to all the staff involved.

Brian Ferries

Raceday General Manager, Ayr Racecourse

202On behalf of The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation, I would like to express my sincere thanks for your very kind donation of a marquee for Dr Danny McGuigan’s Garden Party, held at his house on Saturday. Just as the first speech started, the rain started and there were even hailstones so the marquee was very much appreciated! As you very kindly donated the marquee, it meant that all the money which was raised on the day could go directly towards the work of the charity. We are very grateful for your generosity.


The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation

John, please accept my warm and sincere thanks for your very generous gift to the Duke of Edinburgh International award foundation.

The marquee did a fabulous job for the event and the afternoon was a huge success. We had a packed house with some wonderful entertainment from the Soul Nation Choir as well as presentations from Duke of Edinburgh award winners and their mentors. The auction generated a very impressive amount of money and we will soon know the extent of the individual pledges for the foundation.

At my request, Mr John May, Secretary General of the Duke of Edinburgh International award foundation mentioned the gift of the marquee from Purvis Marquees in his opening address to the garden party. That was in addition to having your cards and brochures available.

It is difficult to find the words to fully express my appreciation for what you did. It provided an extraordinary backdrop, an elegant space and a solid foundation for our event. One of these mornings when I’m flying out to London I’ll drop in to express my thanks personally.

If there’s anything I can ever do to help your organisation or you personally, please let me know.

Danny Mcguigan

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation

As you’ll be aware, the 2016 event was a fantastic success with over 120,000 people enjoying some wonderful flying displays and great activities on the ground. All this despite the occasional spot of rain!

Our planning is already well underway for 2017 and we very much hope to be working with you again.

Beatrice Clark

Project Manager, The Scottish International Airshow

It was an absolute pleasure working with you and we were really happy with everything. And if there’s a series 2 I’ll know to not accidentally cancel the toilet tents!

Robot Wars 2016

Thank you very much for all your help and assistance during the 2013 show. The weather was much kinder to us this year and I am delighted to report that we had 170,556 people through the gates over the 4 days (an increase of 9,314 on 2012). The overall success of the show is thanks to a combination of many different people & teams working together as one ‘Show Team’. Many thanks for being part of the 2013 ‘Show Team’. Very best wishes for the remainder of the year ahead.
Mags Clark & Anne-Marie Thomson

RHASS Trade Stand Department

Just to let you know that we were very grateful for all the hard work and effort that was put in to making the Clyde Event a huge success.

We hope to work with you once again in the near future, and all the best.

Alyssa Nicholls

RHASS Trade Stand Department

I am writing to thank you for making our event a memorable evening. Your services helped us reinvent our fashion show into an event of a magnitude matched by no one in our event history. Indeed, Purvis Marquees provided the framework for what would be a truly memorable night in the name of charity and fashion. The show successfully combined high-end fashion labels such as Georgio Armani, Luella and Luca Luca with a variety of aspiring student designers, generating press exposure on a local and national level, as well as attracting a great deal of interest on fashion websites.

Again thank you so very much for your help.

Events Director (Charity Fashion Show)

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and your team for the superb efforts by everyone that went into the Fettes Jazz Festival 2008. As I mentioned last year, it is a breath of fresh air working with a company that conducts its business in such a reliable and professional manner. Please pass on my sincere thanks to all involved, we couldn’t have done it without your help.

Fettes Jazz Festival

I would like to take this opportunity on a personal level from both myself and Caroline to thank you and your team for the hard work you put into the project. It was a great success and we have had excellent feedback from all involved. The success of the project was down to all involved but it is not to be underestimated how big a part the marquee and ancillary services played in the success of the whole project.


SITE TEAM: Excellent
OFFICE TEAM: Excellent
QUALITY: Excellent
Working with James and the team was a pleasure from start to finish. James was very responsive and accommodating. He knows his stuff and can problem solve any issues with ease. He grasped very quickly what we were hoping for and made it happen. The build was very swift. The guys were clearly very experienced and the construction work was completely unobtrusive considering the close proximity to our house. Subcontractors came and went as planned, no complications or long wait-ins. Quality of materials was top spec. Take down was equally as impressive. Thank you Purvis, the marquee looked fabulous and was exactly what we wanted.
Esther Lynn

Wedding at Home, Morningside, Edinburgh

I have just about recovered from my first big event 😊 Incidentally, so has our grass – it’s as if the event never happened!

It all went tremendously well in the end, weather or no weather! We wanted a marquee that would make an impression and that is certainly what we got. I can’t thank you enough for your patience as the requirements changed again and again, and for going above and beyond to meet them. The event wouldn’t have been the success it was without you and your team.

Laura Jack

Bridge of Weir Leather Company

We just wanted to write a quick email to say a huge thank you to you and all the team for all your hard work leading up to our wedding day. We had the most perfect day and the marquee looked beautiful. We wish you the best of luck with the rest of your season.
Louise and George

I would like to place on record my sincere appreciation for the support you have given us for some time now, and particularly for the recent Coral Scottish Grand National Festival.

The marquees and pagodas all added to the festival atmosphere over the weekend, and the whole place looked great.

I truly appreciate the manner in which your staff work alongside our own staff and other subcontractors in the run-up to the event, and the manner in which they manage to find solutions to the small problems which show themselves.

Please pass on my thanks to all involved.

Brian Ferries

Raceday General Manager, Ayr Racecourse

Just to say a massive thank you for doing such a beautiful job of the walkway at Prestonfield. It looked perfect and the clients are beyond happy at the whole day. Another job well done!

VVIP Wedding held at Prestonfield House Hotel

Ayr County Show – Saturday 13th May 2017

I am writing to you, as Secretary of The Ayrshire Agricultural Association, to pass on our deepest thanks for the quality of service Purvis Marquees provides before, during and after our event.

We sincerely appreciate your responsiveness and the way you conduct business. You have become a very important part of the team; your work is professional and staff friendly and polite.

We have recommended your company to others because of our satisfaction with your services.

We look forward to doing business with you for many years to come.

Sincere thanks, once again for all your help.

Lorraine J Murdoch

The Racecourse, Ayr

It was good working with you and your team again this year, please pass on my thanks for being solution-driven, proactive, flexible and safe as ever!


Project Manager, Industrial Structure Purchase

I just wanted to say an enormous thank you for all your hard work, patience & help with the marquee for our wedding. The marquee looked INCREDIBLE. Everyone was literally blown away & we have received so many compliments on how beautiful it was particularly the lights addition! We have all been passing your name on.

People have been ringing my parents asking who did the marquee so hopefully Purvis will get some new business coming through!

Christian Goodbody

A big thank you to your guys who set up the marquee, they were very helpful and so nice about everything.
Lynn West

Conference & Facilities Manager

We remain very grateful to you for the remarkable job you and your team delivered in the face of appalling weather conditions in erecting us such a splendid marquee at Edinburgh airport for the Pope’s arrival. It was first rate, exactly what was required and it was a real pleasure to work with you on this historic project.

Tony Humphries

I just wanted to drop you a quick line and say thank you for all your help with this year’s Challenge. A special thanks to the team for working really hard and helping me a lot.

Consultant (Sporting Event)

I would just like to thank all your team for their efforts on Tuesday and Wednesday to create the perfect venue for our event in Glasgow. Our guests were delighted with the marquee and I was very impressed with your team’s professionalism and excellent service and won’t hesitate about coming back to you in the future.

Many thanks to all involved.

Marketing Advisor (major construction company)

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the effort and hard work you and your team put in during the run up to and on the day of the Feast event on Friday 3rd October 2008. It was an absolute pleasure to have you on the team. Extremely positive comments have been received from the client. As always, the success of an event is largely due to the team involved and we hugely appreciate the work you put in.

Pearl Group


Just a note to say Thank You for your services over the last week. We had the most fantastic day on Saturday and the Marquee provided the perfect setting for the wedding. It helped to create a very welcoming and friendly atmosphere for what turned out to be quite a sociable day. ( Maybe the free bar helped that too).

I just wish you could have seen the finished product with all of Emily’s unbelievable flower arrangements and other “soft” touches.

Thank you again.

Derek and Emily

Derek Batchelor

Wedding, Myreside Pavillion, George Watson's College

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the great set up and de-rig of the marquees today! A personal thank you to you for dealing with all my back and forth 🙂

The team were great, and I was happy you guys just got on with it.

How far do you supply marquees? I am keen to use you again for future events.


Skyline Events, London

Cashel Travel was given the challenge of coming up with a stunning venue for a Scottish evening for 800 guests close to Edinburgh.

None of the venues in the city could cope with the requirement of seating all guests and allow plenty of room for entertainment and dancing.

The client really liked Hopetoun House but even utilising all the areas of the building there was insufficient space for the catering, entertainment and staff.

At this point, we started considering the possibility of using a marquee and we made contact with Purvis. They made our end client feel very confident that they were the right choice of supplier to go with for this large and prestigious event.

From the first phone call to check their availability and throughout all meetings, they had an extremely friendly, professional & efficient way of dealing with this quite challenging job. Purvis was extremely accommodating in trying to help with all requirements which makes our job in the DMC much easier.

We were given a time frame for how long the set up would be, and this deadline was held with no delays. The end product and finishing touches were stunning.

It is safe to say that the group had a fantastic evening and all expectations were met both by Cashel Travel and our end client.

We are extremely fortunate to work with such brilliant and reliable suppliers such as both Purvis Marquee and Hopetoun House. May we have many more large events together in the future!

Project Management Team, Cashel Travel

This is just me saying THANK YOU to all of you for the great service that you gave me when I ran CLAN Gathering in 2015 and 2016. From the first phone call to the last guy on site, I can only recommend everyone I met and dealt with for there politeness especially when I asked silly questions to the knowledge that was displayed by all of you particularly yourself
and John. This that were large problems to me were turned into solutions by a chat with you guys. Sadly I am not involved in an event this year but had I been you would have got my first phone call and I would have looked forward to working with you guys again. From the first phone call to the last man off-site a company that does what they say on the tin.

Many blessings to you all and if I am needing more Marquees I still have your number.

Stan Lamb

Site Manager, CLAN Gathering

We had a fantastic night and one we will never forget. Of course, a big part of the night being such a success was down to you and your team in the very professional way you carried out your business with the Marquee. Having never undertaken this type of event before as you can imagine we were pretty nervous! But after our initial meeting with you, I had every confidence all would be fine and you never let me down.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Purvis Marquees.

Eric M Horsburgh

Site Manager, CLAN Gathering

As the dust settles after the 173rd Royal Highland Show I wanted to write to say a huge thank you for your efforts in making the Show so special. In my first year here I have been struck by the huge support that the team received from all our contractors and the amazing effort everyone made to contribute to making this “the greatest show on earth”
Rebecca Elvin

Show Manager, Royal Highland Show

Purvis Marquees were professional in their approach, construction and maintenance of the Marquees. They were also happy to help with other site maintenance which was not of their concern. A friendly approach to other crews working on site made for a coordinated derig and loadout. I would not hesitate to recommend them for future projects.
Joe Breslin

Show Manager, Royal Highland Show

I am writing to thank you for making our event a memorable evening. Your services helped us reinvent our fashion show into an event of a magnitude matched by no one in our event history.

The success of the project was down to all involved but it is not to be underestimated how big a part the marquee and ancillary services played in the success of the whole project.

I would just like to send a quick email to thank you and the team for your assistance this year. As always, the lads on site have been great, very helpful and always working to my tight demands! The guys are still working very hard to clear the site on schedule and I really appreciate it.

Many thanks and I hope we can work together next year.

Council Events Officer

Sincere thanks for making Fiona’s wedding, so perfect. You supported and guided us so efficiently through all the options on planning and I don’t think we could have done better. So many compliments on the day and the lighting on the evening was unforgettable. Thanks to all your men, so professional, considerate and easy to have around. You helped make the wedding a real joy for us and all our friends.
William & Maisie McCrae

Now that the dust has settled on our tenth anniversary Belladrum, can I just say thank you on behalf of Joe, myself and the rest of the team for all your efforts and work put into the event. We couldn’t have done it without you! It was a pleasure working with you and we look forward to Belladrum 2014!
Lesley Strang

Event Production & Site Services

Letters of thanks…

Purvis Marquee Hire Ltd

4b East Mains, Ingliston Road
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, EH28 8NB

Freephone - 0800 026 8451
0131 335 3685
(24 Hour - Emergency Contact)

Purvis Marquee Hire Ltd

4b East Mains, Ingliston Road
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, EH28 8NB

Freephone - 0800 026 8451
0131 335 3685

(24 Hour - Emergency Contact)


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