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Willie has been the Partner in charge of the Residential Department at Gillespie Macandrew LLP for over a decade. The whole department is based in their satellite office on Morningside Road.


Willie set up his own business known as Hunters Residential nearly 20 years ago and since its inception it has always ranked near the top of the ESPC selling agents. In 2017 Hunters Residential changed its name to adopt the name of the parent partnership Gillespie Macandrew however he is quick to point out that the only thing that has changed is the name!!

Willie himself has more than 30 years experience in the Edinburgh and Lothians property market and splits his time between running the department and advising both buyers and sellers using his detailed knowledge of the Edinburgh market. There is no substitute for experience when it comes to dealing with property and so Willie has carefully recruited a property team boasting over 90 years of experience between them to help clients through what can be the stressful process of buying and selling their homes. The estate agency and conveyancing team are all housed in the office on Morningside Road so the whole transaction is dealt with under one roof.

Willie has just finished a spell of 8 years on the Board of the ESPC and as their spokesperson on all issues relating to the property market was regularly seen and heard on television and radio discussing developments in the market place. He has also spoken at a number of Residential Property Conferences on different aspects of the Property market.

In joining the Edinburgh Care Forum Willie has guaranteed to personally provide the sort of friendly, caring advice that is so often required and sought by clients who are at a critical stage of their lives and will work closely with the other members of the Forum to provide a holistic solution to their problems.


When Willie isn’t at work he can often be found bashing a golf ball to bits or watching other sporting events around Edinburgh. He has also been a regular on the After Dinner speaking circuit for more years than he cares to remember speaking at Dinners and Burns Suppers as far afield as Houston, Abu Dhabi and Cairo (that’s how far he has to travel to find an audience who hasn’t heard his jokes before!!). For the last 10 years Willie has been the Chairman of the Radio Forth Cash for Kids Trust.


" I am very happy with the service I received from Gillespie Macandrew. The team were very responsive and kept me fully updated at all times. Frequent  requests for information were dealt with efficiently, accurately  and politely by the team.  In addition, I felt really supported through, what can potentially be, a stressful experience. I have no hesitation in recommending Gillespie Mcandrew to others - their professional attitude is exemplary."

Nikki Forrest – Lovedale Avenue, Balerno – August 2019


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