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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. 

Making positive contributions to networks and local communities

13th May 2019

Katherine Imlay works as a Wayleave Officer within our Utilities team based in our Perth office. Our team works closely with Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) to assist in essential improvements to their network. 

A day in the life of a Building Surveyor

11th April 2019

With 8 years’ experience in both the residential and commercial sectors of building surveying James carries out a wide variety of projects and surveys on buildings  ranging from castles to cottages, and city centre offices to industrial estate sheds buildings.

Is this the beginning of the end for ash?

17th January 2019

Paul Schofield fears another disaster for Britain’s native trees.

Decommissioning: have the costs been accurately assessed?

17th January 2019

Claire Acheson on the importance of preparing for the day the turbines stop turning.

Selling and letting: The dos and don'ts

20th December 2018

No matter how the market is performing, some selling decisions will directly affect how your property is perceived and the sale or rental price achieved. Here are ten top tips from Scott Holley.

Rural valuation: A peek behind the curtain

19th December 2018

Putting a price on a property is only part of the story when a lender asks for a valuation, as David Corrie explains.

The clock is ticking on tenants’ amnesty

18th December 2018

Tenant farmers risk losing the value of improvements they have made unless they act quickly, says Claire Wilson.

All pumped up: making the case for hydro storage

17th December 2018

Networks going green means utility scale electricity storage is in demand. As John Pullen reports, pumped storage hydro has a role – and the Highlands can provide an ideal location.

What is the future for small-scale renewables when FiT disappears?

17th December 2018

The end of Feed-in Tariffs next year will bring both challenges and opportunities says Hannah Smith, Senior Policy Manager with Scottish Renewables.

Christmas Is One Of The Best Times To Market Your Property

13th December 2018

With festive decorations providing a warm and welcoming feeling to any house, sellers should be encouraged to market their properties over Christmas.

Renaissance on Tayside

13th December 2018

Dundee’s executive director of city development, Robin Presswood, tells Jo Plant and Jay Skinner about the 30-year vision to transform the city.

Flying under the radar

13th December 2018

Jamie Thain provides an update on the Scottish multi-let industrial market.

Rural broadband: The need for speed

11th December 2018

Large parts of Scotland risk being left behind because they lack a fast broadband connection. Rachel Russell reports on the digital divide affecting rural areas.

Boundary disputes: Benefits of land registration in the urban fringe

10th December 2018

There may be advantages to registering title with the Scottish Land Register, especially if the land in question is close to a centre of population.

WeWork: A case of boom...and bust?

10th December 2018

Harry Trotter explores the sustainability of the American serviced office giant.