0131 229 7802

Duncan McLaren Locksmiths (Free Phone)

Duncan McLaren

The Oldest Locksmiths in Scotland

Our History

Established in 1851 on the historic Bread Street in Edinburgh, Duncan McLaren is the oldest locksmiths business in Scotland. Duncan McLaren Locksmiths has been a family run business for over 160 years. We have some of the best locksmiths in the business. Our team have a combined experience of nearly 90 years and are happy to help with any enquiry.


We can cut a range of keys from yale to mortice. We can cut your keys while you wait, depending on availability.

  • Key Cutting
  • Antique Lock Repair
  • Master keying
  • Key accessories

We can also repair damaged locks and repair them to full working order. We can restore and cut keys to antique locks from the Victorian era.



We can fit a new secure lock to your property or business.

  • Lock Fitting
  • UPVC door locks
  • Lock Opening

We can fit most types of locks including yale, mortice, window locks and handles to ensure your home is secure to conform to insurance standards.


We can supply and install a new safe for you in Edinburgh and the Lothians. We can even provide a bespoke safe for a custom build solution.

  • Safes for sale
  • Safe Delivery & Installation
  • Second Hand Safes For Sale
  • Opening / Overhauling Safes

We can also provide a safe opening/overhauling service to key a
locked or damaged safe open again.

Find Us

29/31 Bread Street,


Monday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Our Mission

As licensed locksmith professionals, we know the value of speed and security

Established in 1851, McLarens is a local family-run business based in the heart of Edinburgh, servicing the city as well as the surrounding areas.  We pride ourselves on providing a professional, fast, efficient and friendly service with excellent customer care.


“We had some very ancient locked cabinets where keys had been lost over time by previous employee’s who had subsequent retired. As a new employee I was tasked with arranging access to these cabinets without any form of destruction.

Having found McLaren’s the problem was solved within a day by providing suitable replacement keys. I found the staff most helpful and friendly even although the job was not much in terms of total cost. 

All in all if you require a professional locksmith to have a job done, do not miss these guy’s who are as helpful today as my first encounter 30 plus years ago.” Mr A. Houstin


“The locks on the front door of our New Town flat were not working properly; the door had warped and the locks were sticking. Duncan McLaren did an excellent job for us, overhauling the locks, replacing worn parts and realigning the units where necessary. 

It’s a joy to have the locks working smoothly again. Many thanks, Duncan McLaren Locksmiths!” Gillian


“I called McLaren’s out to fit a lock on a door in my flat. Cannot praise them highly enough.They arrived 15 minutes early and had the lock fitted in under 10 minutes and supplied two keys. Moreover, their price was cheaper than all the other Locksmiths, even the ones on Gumtree. 

My grandfather would have been proud of me – we lived just around the corner from McLaren’s and our family always used them for keys ever since the 1940’s!” Alan Hunter


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29/31 Bread Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH3 9AL

0131 229 7802