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Getting Your Rural Property Rental Ready

05th October 2018

With the winter months not that far away, now is the best time to get your rural rental property market-ready, given wintry weather conditions hampering access in remote locations and most tenants preferring to be in their new home well before Christmas.  

2018 Rural Graduate Placements

12th September 2018

Find out more about our rural graduate and work experience placements from some of the students that joined us during 2018

Making the most of the sun in Stirling

11th September 2018

A local authority PV solar and storage programme means households are enjoying energy independence while cutting their carbon footprint. 

Rates relief move aims to give hydro generation a boost

11th September 2018

Calum Innes reports on two items of good news for an important sector of the Scottish renewables industry.

Green is the new black

11th September 2018

Jamie Addison-Scott looks at the impact of additional EPC regulations

Carbon assets: a growing market

28th August 2018

The Woodland Carbon Code offers a new income stream for newly-created woodlands, says Philippa Cliff

To ‘defurb’ or not to ‘defurb’?

24th August 2018

Katie Gibson considers the significance of the growing trend of the office defurbishment.

Empty farm property: long-term let or holiday home?

22nd August 2018

Marion Currie explores the options and benefits in letting out rural farm and estate cottages.

RoboForester. Technical innovation in the data age

17th August 2018

Mobile technology touches every aspect of our lives, and of course forestry is no exception.

Making woodlands future-proof

16th August 2018

We must learn from the past if we are to create plantations that will survive the test of time. 

A drone in the sky is worth two in the bush

16th August 2018

Drone images and videos coupled with first-class professional photography can maximum impact when marketing a property. 

Wedding marquee brings estate a step closer to self-sufficiency

14th August 2018

Gilda Walsh finds out how the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation has helped to create the success story of Auchinleck Estate.

Where old meets new

02nd August 2018

Richard Higgins explores the evolution of George Street, Edinburgh and the eastward focus of activity.

Taking tree safety seriously

02nd August 2018

Louise Alexander explains the value to landowners of a tree safety strategy

Gas peaking: Filling the gaps in energy supply

02nd August 2018

A huge surge in renewable energy generation in the UK in recent years is set to further dominate the market as the next wave of offshore wind farms come online. 

Harnessing the power of social media

02nd August 2018

Social media is a huge part of our day-to-day lives. It is used to plan events, share pictures and chat to friends all over the world, so why wouldn’t it be used to find your next home?

Seeds of change

25th July 2018

A career in land agency is multifaceted enough to attract people from a wide spectrum of other jobs and Galbraith, with its wide range of rural management clients across Scotland, is an obvious choice for those looking for a career change.

When turbines go wrong

25th July 2018

Putting up a wind turbine can be great way to generate additional income from land, but first it’s important to consider what could go wrong, as Mike Reid observes.

Making the most of entrepreneurial opportunities for estates

25th July 2018

Charlotte Maclean highlights the benefits of a joint partnership when evaluating potential AD opportunities.

Go with the flow

25th July 2018

Jamie Addison-Scott explains the sources of equity in the Scottish investment market over the past 10 years.