About Us

Edinburgh Festival Rentals was acquired by the Rettie Group, following eight years as part of Destiny Scotland. Edinburgh Festival Rentals is a well-established and trusted name for the supply of festival accommodation and maintains strong relationships with all the major agencies bringing acts to the festival each year.  Today we are based at 4 Jamaica Street, and the team work to secure festival accommodation and year round short lets.

Karen Turner

Karen Turner

Director of Lettings

With over 25 years of experience in the Scottish and Edinburgh property market, Karen has retained a real passion for every aspect of her role, from ensuring that each individual client receives the first-class service they deserve to the fizz of excitement when finding just the right property for a client. Karen has extensive knowledge and experience in the Scottish and Edinburgh property market, working with private individual and investors. Karen is a former board member of a Scottish Law Practice.

Rachel Fiddes

Rachel Fiddes

Short Lets Assistant

Rachel joined Edinburgh Festival Rentals in January 2019 to pursue her interest in property, having worked in festivals, film and the arts for over 20 years, in the UK and Australia. She was born and brought up in Edinburgh and has a great knowledge of the city – working for several years at Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh International Film Festival. Her experience also includes time at the BFI London Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival and Glasgow Film Festival.

Rachel has a good understanding of the specific accommodation requirements of production and theatre companies, performers, artistes, crew and press for festival accommodation and short lets, and greatly enjoys assisting these clients in finding the perfect properties for their stay.