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A day in the life of a Rural Surveyor

20th August 2019

Alice Wilson, based in our Ayr office, is involved in a wide range of professional consultancy work across south-west Scotland.

Keeping the current flowing

16th August 2019

The move to renewable energy sources requires careful maintenance of the electricity network. 

First steps: what’s the key for town centres?

16th August 2019

Jay Skinner looks at the challenge of transforming town-centre retail.

Galbraith facilitates 600 new homes for Edinburgh with sale of development land

08th August 2019

Harry Stott reviews the complex evolution of a South Gilmerton site from option agreement to sale.

Top tips for landlords

08th August 2019

Demand for rental homes is high, but landlords still need to do some work to get the best tenants and a successful letting arrangement.

Preserving the past for a commercial future

01st August 2019

The expertise and multi-disciplinary approach from the commercial, rural and building surveying teams at Galbraith are helping one key client to deliver successful diversification into the commercial field using their rural assets. 

How trees can add value to upland farms

18th July 2019

Smaller forestry projects can be profitable – and they could be a lifeline for struggling sheep farmers, says Jennifer Jeffrey.

Going wild on a highland estate

18th July 2019

A Perthshire estate has been pioneering rewilding in Scotland. Paul Schofield reports.

Farewell to FiT

18th July 2019

A key incentive to invest in renewable energy projects has ended. John Pullen and Gareth Taylor explore the legacy of the Feed-in Tariff and ask what does wind look like in a post-FiT world?

Holiday park ‘staycations’ on the up

18th July 2019

Harry Stott reveals a strong outlook for the sector with the £1.2m sale of a Scottish caravan park.

Communication is key to our role as Wayleave Officers

08th July 2019

As Wayleave Officers, we work closely with Utility Clients to assist with what can often be multi million pound projects across the country. 

Goodbye Sporting Lets, hello Ossian Experiences

01st July 2019

Robert Rattray introduces the new luxury leisure offering from Galbraith.

The 21st century Scottish estate

01st July 2019

Times change, and even something as traditional as the Scottish estate moves with them. Emma Chalmers reports on what today’s buyers are seeking.

Letting nature run its course

01st July 2019

Rewilding is gaining ground, particularly on marginal land. Paul Schofield looks at its potential advantages. 

Keeping the lights on in post-Brexit Britain

28th June 2019

The UK’s departure from the European Union brings challenges, but we should be looking at our energy security anyway, says Mike McWilliams, Head of Energy at the Centre for Economics and Business Research.

Capital development

28th June 2019

In its former life, the St James Centre was a 1970s eyesore on the side of Edinburgh’s historic new town. Harry Trotter investigates the new Edinburgh St James development.

The good life: why smallholdings are in demand

17th June 2019

In spite of the general uncertainty the market has experienced over the past few years, smallholdings have shown consistent strong demand and growth.

Show me the honey

14th June 2019

Robert Taylor explains the fascination – and the importance – of beekeeping.

Being a Commercial Graduate Surveyor with Galbraith

20th May 2019

Lucy joined Galbraith in September 2018 after graduating from Heriot Watt University with a Masters in Real Estate Management and Development.

A day in the life of a Forest Manager

17th May 2019

Paul works primarily with woodland owners in central and southern Scotland. With 17 years’ experience, he has successfully planned and implemented timber harvesting and woodland establishment operations in a wide range of scenarios including mixed estates, upland plantations and native woodlands.