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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.

The perfect match: buying and selling Scottish estates

16th July 2018

Galbraith has a long tradition of selling Scottish estates, stretching back over a century. We are perhaps less well-known for buying estates for private purchasers, but in fact we are the most active firm in Scotland in this field.

Brexit uncertainty: forging new business models at the farm gate

16th July 2018

Poppy Baggott finds out how innovative farm businesses are developing markets for agriculture and local producers as Brexit looms.

Scotland is back on target

04th July 2018

Will Sandwell provides a round-up of the Scottish investment market.

Creating a 200-hectare wood

04th July 2018

Louise Alexander explains the two-year process that culminated in approval for an upland planting scheme.

Farming in the post-diesel era

03rd July 2018

Diesel for agriculture remains cheap, but in the low-carbon era it won't last forever. Colin Stewart talks to experts about some sustainable replacements.

Selling a tranquil private island with journalists taking note

26th June 2018

A frenzy of internet interest was generated when a Scottish island was put on the market. David Corrie relates how Galbraith handled the sale under the media spotlight.

Five reasons to buy woodland

19th June 2018

Woodland is a high-performance investment, yet there are few investors, say Anna Henderson and Philippa Cliff.

Gearing up for the electric car

18th June 2018

Rapid charging stations and plenty of them will be crucial in the move to all-electric cars. Calum Innes looks at the state of play.

Going the extra mile...or 20!

11th June 2018

Galbraith staff are no slouches when it comes to charity fundraising. Poppy Baggott reports. 

Having it all: a woman's view from the top

07th June 2018

Pam Over explains why she turns down invitations to speak about women in the workplace.

Edinburgh returns to its roots with new club brand

31st May 2018

Edinburgh Rugby has announced a new club badge and colours, first worn by world-famous players representing the city's district side.

A Day In The Life Of A Land Agent

23rd February 2018

Annie Lane is a Rural Land Agent based in our Perth office. She carries out a variety of management and compensation work as well as other professional consultancy work and valuations. 

A Day In The Life Of A Wayleave Officer

23rd February 2018

Nick Morgan works for the Galbraith Energy team and is based in our Perth office. He is the main point of contact between utility companies and anyone with an interest in the land leading to their infrastructure.

Hardship For Farmers After Summer Of Rain

13th December 2017

The eleventh wettest summer on record could impact farmers into the new year as the cost of extra equipment and supplies adds up. 

Engagement the best way to de-risk planning

11th August 2017

Lauren Springfield explains the importance of engaging with the Local Development Plan preparation process.

Keeping buildings in good repair

08th August 2017

Lewis Thompson sets out how landlord's works can avoid a schedule of condition on a new lease.