The business started life, over a century ago, as a traditional firm of Edinburgh Chartered Accountants, providing the basic compliance services and general advice to a range of clients. The office was based in the city centre until 1988 when the move was made to a modern office with dedicated parking on the west side of Edinburgh and space for around 20 staff.

Contact Details

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  City Edinburgh
  Postcode EH12 9DQ
  Address 6 Redheughs Rigg
  Phone Number 0131 317 7377

Products & Services

We pride ourselves on providing business owners, with a high quality level of service and advice, so that you’re able to make informed decisions that improve that cashflow management, growth and accounting practice of your business.

Our team of Edinburgh Chartered Accountants devote time towards developing long term client relationships. Proper relationships with our clients is something that we feel strongly about. We believe in regular communications and meeting face to face whenever possible. Furthermore, our team of Edinburgh based accountants are both qualified and experienced in a wide variety of commercial services. Most of all, we are experienced in providing business accountancy services to businesses of all types and sizes. We works for clients from across Scotland and service clients across Scotland form our base in Edinburgh.

We help various business clients including:

Contractors
Self Employed, freelancers and consultants
Small businesses
Large businesses
Family Businesses
Company owners and Directors
Charities and third sector organisations


By investing time in establishing a one-to-one relationship, we’re able to offer you trusted advice that is centred on your own personal need.

Rather than offering a one-size-fits-all approach straight from an accountancy textbook, we provide a wide range of professional services tailored to your own unique circumstances.

And the common thread of those services? They all ensure your long-term financial well-being remains at the heart of our recommendations.

Our team of Edinburgh-based tax accountants and tax advisers take the time to understand your personal situation, before offering you the best possible advice.

We can help you with the following personal accountancy services:

Inheritance Tax Planning
Personal Tax Planning
Tax Investigation
Trusts & Executorships
Self Assessment Tax Returns
Making Tax Digital

Customer Testimonials

Johnston Smillie have been my accountants for several years now. They are a team of highly professional, knowledgeable, and helpful people. Regardless of the situation, nothing seems to be too much trouble for them to handle. Competitive fees and a very quick turn around on most areas of work mean that I can relax in the knowledge that everything to do with my limited company is being handled as it should!


On the recommendation of our business bank in 2001, we had a meeting with Ross McKay and decided to employ Johnston Smillie as our accountants (after having a bad experience with our previous one).

We were so happy to have our book-keeping, payroll, accounts and tax affairs running smoothly and ten years passed very quickly, with the super help of Anne Melville, our dedicated accountant.

In the interim time, we moved away from Edinburgh and opened a business in the West Coast. As we were in a small town, we felt that we should use local accountants. So we sadly left Johnston Smillie and moved our business to the West Coast. To cut a long story short, after four years we felt that the new accountants were not for us, so happily without further ado, we moved back to Anne Melville of Johnston Smillie and she kindly took us back under her wing.

We would happily recommend Johnston Smillie to anyone looking for a very helpful and patient accountant.


I have worked with Johnston Smillie for many years now and cannot recommend them highly enough. In fact, I have put a few colleagues in touch with them, who have all thanked me for recommending such a professional yet approachable company.

For my own experience I have always found them easy to deal with, prompt in dealing with any issues, in possession of a wealth of broad knowledge and above all, good value for money.


Johnston Smillie have acted as secretaries and treasurers to our charity since 2009. Johnston Smillie and their team have provided the directors with a friendly and highly professional administration and accountancy service. They have also been very proactive in advising the directors of any matters of relevance to the administration and governance of the organisation. I have no doubt the directors made the right choice in selecting Johnstone Smillie who have assisted enormously in the smooth running of the charity.


I was referred to Johnston Smillie by a family friend when I was starting my own company. The process of opening my own business was stressful at times due to a lot of requirements that I did not understand. Johnston Smillie were absolutely fantastic in not only helping me to understand everything but also making me feel very comfortable in the process. I now know that I have a partner I can trust to keep me right which allows me to get on with business. I strongly recommend the services they have to offer!


We are a small business that has been working with Johnston Smillie for over 20 years. Throughout that time, we have always found their team to be friendly and approachable, no matter how unusual our issue. In particular, Anne Melville is very easy to deal with and has been hugely helpful over the years.

I have now found myself dealing with Johnston Smillie through two other avenues and have found the same friendly and approachable attitude still applies throughout the wider team.

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