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.

Michelle Mason

Michelle Mason

Short Lets Manager

Michelle joined Edinburgh Festival Rentals in 2017 as the Short Lets Manager. Having lived in Edinburgh for many years, she knows the city well and enjoys matching guest’s requirements to their ideal property in locations all over Edinburgh. Michelle previously worked for another Short Lets provider and has built substantial knowledge of the festival and short let’s sector. Prior to her time in property, Michelle worked with the Scotsman Publications, and in National Broadcast News for Reuters and Sky News.

Mairi Strouts

Mairi Strouts

Short Lets Assistant

Mairi joined Edinburgh Festival Rentals in May 2018 as Short Lets Assistant. Having graduated from Edinburgh University in 2016 with an MA (Hons) in History, she then took a year off to travel extensively. Mairi later returned to Edinburgh and decided to pursue a career in the property sector. She has a great knowledge of the city and enjoys helping guests find the perfect accommodation for their stay. With her wealth of experience in customer facing roles, Mairi is always happy to help.