Private Investigators in Edinburgh

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Bond Rees are the foremost Private Investigators in Edinburgh, with offices and private detectives working across the city. We have an expansive team of investigators who operate all across the UK and internationally. Our experience, tenacity, and professionalism is unrivalled, which is why we have such a high level of repeat business.

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Our skillset is wide and varied, ranging from surveillance on cheating partners, gaining evidence on benefits cheats, process serving of divorce papers, people tracing for relatives or long lost friends, bug sweeping of homes and offices, close protection, and more.

If you or your business require the services of a Private Detective Agency in Edinburgh, Bond Rees are situated conveniently in the heart of the city and are available on a 24/7 basis to provide you with a professional and efficient service. 

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Private Investigation Services in Edinburgh

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Bond Rees private investigators in Edinburgh offer a comprehensive range of services to anyone needing investigation services in the city or the surrounding areas.

These include:

  • Person tracing (We trace missing persons, lost relatives, ex-partners and old flames from school, find probate beneficiaries, find people in the UK, fine people abroad, find cowboy builders who owe money from an unfinished project, etc.)
  • Debtor Tracing (Someone who owes you money like a tenant who didn’t pay rent)
  • Beneficiary Tracing (For wills / probate)
  • GPS Vehicle Tracking
  • Covert & undercover surveillance
  • Infidelity & Affair Investigations (We offer surveillance to catch cheating husband, wife or partner, benefits cheats, theft by employees, etc.)
  • Corporate Investigations (Due diligence, corporate espionage, spying, intelligence gathering, corruption, and competitor investigations.)
  • Financial Investigations
  • International Private Investigations
  • International People Tracing (USA, Canada, Australia, Africa, Asia, etc)
  • Fraud Investigation (including benefits fraud, insurance fraud, pension scams, holiday scams, vehicle scams, money mule investigations, account takeover fraud, illegal tradespeople, etc)
  • Honey trapping investigations
  • Employee investigations (such as employee theft, employee fraud, employee misconduct, and data Protection Act breach investigations)
  • Business partner investigations (for theft and corruption)
  • Bug sweeping of private homes, hotel rooms, industrial premises, bathrooms, and commercial offices.
  • Surveillance Equipment / Covert CCTV installationBrand Protection Investigation
  • Vehicle tracking / Find a stolen car, trailer or motorbike
  • Cyber Crime (Scammers, Phishing, Electronic money theft, Cryptocurrency theft, Phone & Computer Hacking, Identity Theft, Stolen Money, Computer Forensics, Security Penetration Checks (Pen Testing), etc)
  • Process serving (e.g serving of legal documents, such as divorce papers, writs, summons, section 8 and section 21 notices, etc)
  • Telephone number tracing
  • Lie Detector Testing (also called Polygraph Examination)
  • Background Checking
  • Tracing Land Owners
  • Identity theft investigations
  • Catfishing investigations
  • Family law investigations
  • False allegations and character assassination
  • Investigate troublesome neighbours (for damage, suspicion of dealing drugs, domestic violence, theft, vandalism and damage to vehicles, etc)
  • Evidence gathering for traffic accidents, accidents at work and assaults to prove negligence or otherwise
  • Bullying investigations (e.g Workplace bullying)
  • Locate struck off doctors
  • Cult infiltration and investigations (i.e Narcissistic family cults, Religious groups, Sex cults, etc.)
  • Coercive behaviour, Gaslighting investigations, Cult mind Control, Brainwashing of vulnerable individuals, Childhood conditioning, Totalitarian Behaviour, etc.
  • Theft or abusive behaviour investigations of partners, private care worker, cleaners, nannies, etc.
  • Stalking, Intimidation, Exploitation & Harassment investigations (Online harassment and Off-line harassment)
  • Illegitimate child search / paternity investigations
  • Searches for parents not paying child support
  • Child custody investigations (Finding children who have been taken away by parent)
  • Finding birth father or biological mother
  • Find ex-colleagues from work, the military, sports teams, community clubs, etc.
  • Evidence for prima facie defamation (e.g Finding someone who posted photos, comments, or damaging information on chat forums, social media and website comments.)
  • Tech fraud (Bank hacking, crypto theft / hack forensics and tracing, phishing email fraud, etc.)
  • Close protection services
  • Mystery shopper investigations
  • Fly Tipping Investigation
  • Brand Protection Investigation
  • Address tracking
  • Service of court order
  • Attend and make court hearing notes at criminal trials
  • Witness interviews, statements and investigations
  • Suspicious neighbour investigations (Drug Users, Suspected Drug Dealers Physical Abuse, Child Abuse, Noise Intimidation, Gaining proof of verbal abuse and disturbance, etc)
  • Grooming investigations
  • Dating profile investigations (e.g cheating partner’s pretending to be somebody else.)

And many more, depending on your situation and requirement. 

Bond Rees will work with you to ensure that they fully understand your needs and provide a package of services tailored to obtaining the exact results you require in the minimal timescales.

Why choose Bond Rees Private Investigators in Edinburgh?

Bond Rees are the leading and most trusted Private Investigator Agency in the UK. We understand that hiring private detectives can be a daunting and unfamiliar process. We have also been featured in the press worldwide, including The New York Post, Huffington Post, The Sun, Yahoo Life, The Mirror, Lad Bible, Bristol Post, and Wales Online.

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Bond Rees are located conveniently to you in Edinburgh so you can have the assurance of a company with local knowledge and the capacity to start immediately on any project you require to be undertaken. 

Our convenient Edinburgh location also means you won’t be footing the bill for any long-distance travel expenses which you would incur with most national private investigator agencies.

We undertake work for all sorts of people and companies, from private individuals to high profile international businesses.

Bond Rees only employ agents who have an exemplary background in military, police, or government employment and who are fully trained and competent in undertaking private investigation work.

All our private investigation work is undertaken in a legally compliant and ethical manner so you can rest assured there will be no legal come back or difficulties for you because of our investigations.

Bond Rees are a highly experienced and established agency and, as such, have the access to resources and knowledge that you just won’t receive from any other private investigation provider.

Bond Rees have a very high success record in all private investigation services, a wealth of satisfied customers and an extremely high rate of repeat business.

We provide you with comprehensive reports and irrefutable evidence so you have all you need to take whatever next steps are required.

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Locations we cover in Edinburgh

With our Edinburgh office being centrally situated in the Haymarket area of the city and just a stone’s throw from the International Conference Centre, we are conveniently located to cover a large radius within Edinburgh itself and the surrounding areas.

Bond Rees can provide you with private investigation services across Edinburgh, including Falkirk, Fishwick, North Berwick, Broughton, Old Town, New Town, Kirkliston, Newbridge, Ratho, and South Queensferry. 

Bond Rees is a UK-wide investigations agency with local detectives based across Scotland, including Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, Paisley and Dunfermline.

If you require a private investigator in Scotland, Bond Rees are the only company you need to know!

How to access private investigation services in Edinburgh

There are lots of ways that you can contact Bond Rees to arrange a no obligation discussion about your situation and requirements and find out how we can provide you with the solution you need today.

You can use any of the following contact methods that are most convenient to you and a private investigator will get in touch immediately:


Text: 07792 762 511


You can call any of the below numbers depending on the service you require:

Call our Edinburgh Private Detective Services: 0800 002 9468

Lie Detector Services: 0800 051 5329

People Tracing Services: 0800 270 7260

Process Serving & other services: 0800 773 4931

Or you can just fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page.

Private Investigator Edinburgh Costs

Private investigator costs

The exact costs of work undertaken for you by Bond Rees will depend on the details of your requirements and the package provided to you, but below is a guide of the pricing you can expect to pay:

People tracing services from £99 to £389.

Surveillance ranging from £389 to £780.

GPS Tracking Devices from £99 to £988.

Lie Detector Testing from £450 per test.

Corporate Investigations and Background Checks starting from £740.

Bug Sweeping Services starting from £998.

Why hire a private detective in Edinburgh?

Private investigation services can prove invaluable in addressing a wide range of issues and circumstances.

You might be a business owner or employer in Edinburgh or the surrounding area and need to know more about an applicant than standard employee background checks will reveal.

You may be concerned about employee fraud occurring within your company such as a staff member who has been claiming long term sick pay illegitimately or perhaps valuable stock is going missing from your premises?

Or perhaps you are considering a merger and need to know more about another business or associate, or the plans and agendas of your competitors?

You could be a private individual who needs to find a lost loved one to rebuild relationships or share important news.

It could be that you are worried about a person who has come into your life or the life of someone you care about and need to know more about them and their background.

You might be anxious that your partner is cheating on you or that your ex is not being honest in divorce proceedings, and you need evidence to prove this.

An individual may owe you money and you need to find them to regain this, or for your legal firm to serve documents for legal proceedings to progress.

Whatever your situation, Bond Rees are available in Edinburgh now to provide you with the private investigation services you require.

Benefits of hiring an investigator

What benefits can my business see from hiring you?

When you hire a Bond Rees Private Investigator you can have peace of mind that you are working with the most experienced, knowledgeable, and established private detective agency in the UK.

Bond Rees will provide a professional and efficient service and will go above and beyond to ensure that you receive the results you need in the shortest time possible.

Bond Rees are available 24/7 and ready to start any investigation as soon as you need it.

Bond Rees always operate in a manner that is legally compliant and ethical so any business can be assured that there will be no legal ramifications or risk for them when hiring Bond Rees.

Bond Rees have the resources and staffing capacity to undertake any investigation in the most thorough and comprehensive manner possible, meaning that your business gets the most accurate results.

Bond Rees are locally situated in Edinburgh so your business can benefit from our local knowledge as well as our national coverage.

Bond Rees are highly experienced in corporate investigation and have an extremely high success rate within these.

Do you help law firms in Edinburgh?

We investigate for Edinburgh law firms

Yes, absolutely!

Bond Rees are more than happy to provide private investigation services to any legal firms within Edinburgh and the surrounding area.

Whether your firm needs to trace an individual, find out background information pertaining to a person or company, or serve legal documents Bond Rees are available 24/7 and ready to help with whatever you need, whenever you need it.

Are Bond Rees Edinburgh private investigators 100% legal?

Private investigation is legal in the UK and operates 100% within the legal frameworks provided by GDPR, The Data Protection Act 2018, The Human Rights Act 1998 and The Freedom of Information Act 2020.

All Private Investigators employed by Bond Rees are highly trained in and fully compliant with all legal requirements pertaining to private investigation.

Private investigation reports and evidence are admissible to UK courts.

What can a private investigator legally do?

Private investigators can access information to obtain background checks, criminal checks, financial checks and employment or business background checks on an individual or company.

Private investigators can utilise resources, access information and undertake activity to find or trace intentionally or unintentionally missing persons.

Private investigators can carry out covert surveillance by physically following someone or using surveillance equipment and can take photographic evidence to support findings obtained during surveillance.

Private investigators can carry out physical enquiries about a person and make contact with persons known to them or associated with them.

In certain circumstances private investigators can undertake GPS tracking of a vehicle or vehicles.

Private Investigator Case Study: Close Protection, Surveillance & The Fraudster

Location: Edinburgh and Manchester

What we did

In 2018 we were hired to help a client who was facing imminent danger due to death threats received from an individual residing in Edinburgh. To mitigate this threat Bond Rees provided protection services to ensure the client’s safety while in the country.

The primary objective of this case was to protect the client from potential harm stemming from the death threats and to unravel the intentions of the threatening party. In a strange turn of events, the case uncovered an unexpected illegal operation involving fraudulent charity collections.

How we did it

Upon the client’s arrival in the country, we assigned a dedicated protection team to ensure their safety. Our team was prepared to respond to any potential security threats or emergencies.

A separate private investigative team was dispatched to Edinburgh to monitor the subject and make sure he stayed away from our client. Their task was to maintain surveillance for the duration of the client’s trip and gather information about the subject’s activities.

During the week of surveillance, the team observed the subject making a significant journey. However, instead of heading to London as anticipated, he travelled to Manchester.

Our private investigators tailed him to Manchester, where he was seen collecting money from individuals who worked for him. Our investigative team found out that these individuals had been posing as charity collectors, collecting funds to support people in war-torn countries. However, it became evident that the subject was pocketing the donated money, and we were able to expose a highly fraudulent operation.


The client’s trip to the country was successfully safeguarded, thanks to the presence of the close protection team provided by us. Furthermore, the surveillance operation uncovered the subject’s involvement in an illicit charity scam.

The client was relieved to have safely completed their trip to the country, thanks to the dedicated efforts of our protective team. The information obtained during the surveillance operation in Edinburgh and Manchester was passed on to the police for further investigation. 

Private Investigator FAQs

Private Investigator FAQs

How can I hire a private investigator?

Bond Rees Private investigators are available and happy to help you with whatever services you require. Just use any of the above contact methods to get in touch at any time day or night.

How much do private investigator services cost?

This will depend on the service you require and the package you receive. There is a list of guide prices for your information provided above.

How soon can a private investigation start?

Bond Rees have fully trained and experienced private investigators available and ready to start work at all times. Investigation can commence as soon as you require.

Will I receive a report?

Bond Rees will provide you with a full professional report and irrefutable photographic and documented evidence for every investigation they undertake for you. 

Can I use my report for legal purposes?

Yes, you can; private investigator reports, and evidence are admissible to court and private investigators can also provide witness statements should this be necessary.

What if my situation is unusual or embarrassing?

At Bond Rees we only employ experienced and knowledgeable private investigators; they will have encountered most situations before and will not be shocked by anything you share. At Bond Rees we are here to help you and not to judge you.

How can I hire Bond Rees Edinburgh Private Investigators?

If you need private investigation services in Edinburgh or the surrounding area, contact Bond Rees now on any of the methods provided above or fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page.We look forward to providing you with a professional, reliable and efficient private investigation service and are available 24/7.

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