A leading independent property consultancy with expertise covering a broad spectrum of property related services

Estate Agents in Edinburgh

Our Estate Agency team, Alex Scott, Rebecca March, Simon Brown and Duncan Barrie sell a wide range of property throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians. Alex specialises in Edinburgh city property and Rebecca covers all types of rural properties including equestrian and small holdings. Simon Brown and Duncan Barrie have exceptional knowledge and experience of the Farm and Country Estate market. Our Commercial team handle and manage properties, facilities and assets for clients throughout the UK.

59 George Street

t: 0131 240 6960
e: edinburgh@galbraithgroup.com

Opening hours:

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Due to Government COVID restrictions our High Street offices are open by appointment only for sales and lettings, all other offices are closed and business continues to operate through remote working, telephone and email.

Our people

Ailsa Baird


Chartered Rural Surveyor | Rural, Estate Sales

Ailsa joined Galbraith in 2018, having graduated from Edinburgh University with a First Class Honours Degree in Law. She qualified as a Chartered Rural Surveyor in October 2020 and works out of our Edinburgh office, undertaking a variety of estate management, valuation and professional work.

Alexander Scott

Estate Agent | Sales

Alex joined Galbraith in 2021 with over 24 years of experience working in sales and lettings in Edinburgh. Alex now specialises in Edinburgh residential sales, market appraisals and private purchases.

Alison McLean


Senior Property Manager | Sales, Commercial

Alison joined Galbraith in 2018 as Senior Property Manager in the Commercial Management team. Based in our Edinburgh office Alison has 15 years’ experience in property and asset management dealing with all aspects of commercial property management in both public and private sectors. Alison manages a wide range of portfolios for clients across the UK which include retail, office and industrial properties.

Athole McKillop


Partner | Rural, Forestry, Energy

Athole is a former director of Land Factor which he joined in 1986. Following the merger with Galbraith in 2019 Athole is a Partner, Chartered Forester and Head of Forestry for the firm based in our Edinburgh and Penrith Offices. Working throughout Northern England and Scotland, he carries out forestry and rural land management as well as purchase and sales of woodland and forest properties, valuations, carbon, natural capital and forestry project co-ordination. He also has interests in renewables and minerals.

Ben Dobson

Associate | Commercial

Ben joined Galbraith in 2019 as an Associate in the Commercial Agency Team. He has over 10 years’ worth of experience the UK commercial market and has worked with a range of institutional and private clients across Scotland and the UK. Ben specialises in both occupier and landlord acquisitions and disposals on both a leasehold and heritable basis. Ben has a strong track record advising on commercial development in multiple sectors, across the country.

Crawford Mackay


Senior Associate | Rural, Energy, Valuations, Estate Sales

Crawford is based in the Edinburgh office and provides consultancy, management, agency and valuation advice across the rural and energy sectors. Crawford returned to Galbraith in September 2020 following a spell in London working for a major institutional landowner, where he was responsible for the asset management of their rural and mineral portfolio across the UK.

Dr Eleanor Harris

Natural Capital and Carbon Leader | Rural, Forestry

Dr Eleanor Harris joined us in 2021 and is based in our Edinburgh office. Dr Harris was previously Policy Researcher with Confor for over five years focusing mainly on development of the carbon market in the forestry world and on the wider aspects of Natural Capital. She continues to build on this unsurpassed expertise at Galbraith and will be developing commercial opportunities in relation to Bio-Diversity Net Gain, Peatland and Soil Carbon, Regenerative Agriculture and general environmental land management throughout the UK.

Edward Fletcher

Graduate Surveyor | Rural

Edward joined Galbraith in October 2020 as a Graduate Rural Surveyor in the Edinburgh office. He graduated from the University of St Andrews with a bachelor’s degree in Geography and the University of Aberdeen with a master’s degree in Rural Surveying & Rural Property Management. Edward is working towards qualifying as a rural practice chartered surveyor, and is involved in many aspects of estate management, professional work and carbon.

Etienne Murphy

BSc (Hons)

Graduate Planner | Planning

Etienne joined Galbraith in February 2021 as a Graduate Planner, having previously gained part-time work experience there whilst finishing his degree in Urban Planning and Property Development at Edinburgh’s Heriot-Watt University. He is currently working towards his RTPI APC and assists in a wide range of planning work.

Gavin McBain

Graduate Apprentice | Building Surveying

Gavin Joined Galbraith in January 2021 and is based in our Edinburgh Office. Before joining the group he played a key role in various facilities and property management projects for NHS Lothian. Gavin undertakes a wide range of commercial, rural and residential building surveying services whilst assisting the management of our key client property portfolios.

George Bouwens

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Consultant | Building Surveying

George is a consultant with the Building Surveying team.  Previously he ran his own practice in Kenya focusing on the educational sector and private residential projects and worked for Knight Frank in Hungerford prior to joining Galbraith in 2017.

Georgina Weston

Graduate Rural Surveyor | Sales, Valuations, Estate Sales

Georgina joined Galbraith in September 2019 as a Graduate Rural Surveyor in the Edinburgh Office. She currently undertakes a variety of work including management of rural estates in the Scottish Borders and East Lothian, assisting with property sales, natural capital, regenerative agriculture, valuations and ratings appeals. A graduate of The University of Aberdeen Masters of Land Economy program, she has an interest in integrated land management and is working towards her APC.

Gillian Sandie

Executive Assistant | Rural

Gillian Sandie joined Galbraith in September 2021 and will be based in our Edinburgh office as Executive Assistant to Iain Russell and Crawford Mackay, also providing proactive administrative support and project management to the wider Edinburgh rural business stream. Gillian most recently worked for the U.S. Department of State as Executive Assistant in a UK based Consulate, and previously held public facing information service roles with The University of Edinburgh and Visit Scotland. Gillian holds a degree in Geography and is originally from the Scottish Borders.

Iain Russell


Rural, Valuations

Iain Russell is based in our Edinburgh office and provides wide-ranging consultancy, management and valuation advice throughout our business. He specialises in advising clients including estates, farms, private companies and individuals on a broad range of strategic issues.

James Galbraith


Consultant | Rural, Valuations

James has practiced in Edinburgh for most of his career advising clients on all aspects of rural estate management, residential property and commercial property investment. Specialist areas in which he practices include agricultural holdings law, the valuation of rural property, forestry, inheritance tax planning and portfolio property investment. He is a partner in a family farming business in the Scottish Borders and is responsible for the firm's Borders offices.

James Towers

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Associate | Building Surveying

James joined Galbraith in June 2016 and is based in our Edinburgh office. He undertakes various commercial and rural projects throughout Scotland as well as a full range of professional building surveying services.

Jamie Addison-Scott

BSc (Hons) MSc MRICS

Commercial, Investment

Jamie joined Galbraith in 2016 and is part of the commercial investment team. He is involved in all areas of commercial investment within the retail, office and industrial sectors. He acts for a broad range of private and institutional clients throughout Scotland. He passed the Investment Management Certificate in 2017 and became of member of the RICS in 2018.

Jamie Thain


Partner | Commercial, Investment

Jamie joined Galbraith in 2017 and is a partner in the Commercial Investment Team.  He has an in depth knowledge of the UK commercial property investment market and has  been involved in numerous significant transactions throughout his career. He has a strong track record as a multi-sector advisor, dealing with individual assets and portfolios throughout the UK.

Mike Thompson

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Senior Associate | Rural, Valuations

Mike is based in our Edinburgh office and is mainly involved in estate management throughout East Lothian, the Borders and Lanarkshire. Mike is a farmer's son and has been with Galbraith for in excess of 30 years.

Nicola MacGruer



Nicola joined Galbraith in 2017 and is based in our Edinburgh office. Nicola works within the commercial team specialising in rating for commercial properties and also providing planning guidance and advice to a range of clients.

Pamela Gray


Partner | Commercial, Valuations

Pamela is the Partner in charge of Commercial Property Asset Management, based in our Edinburgh office and working for clients throughout the UK. She specialises in the full range of Asset Management and Consultancy services across all the commercial sectors.

Pam Over

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Partner | Commercial, Building Surveying, Valuations

Pam is a Partner and a member of the firm's Commercial and Building surveying teams. Working across the UK and Ireland she has over 35 years' experience of commercial property specialising in asset management, project management and project monitoring for a wide range of clients. She has the breadth of experience to take complex projects from conception through to completion.

Peter Scott Aiton


Partner | Building Surveying

Peter joined Galbraith in 2010 when he returned to Scotland after working for GVA Grimley in London. He is Head of Building Surveying and predominantly undertakes commercial projects and professional work throughout Scotland and England. Peter has a working knowledge of rural property through his family farm in the Borders. Peter also covers some rural and residential Building Surveying work.

Rebecca March


Rebecca is based in the Edinburgh office specialising in the sale and valuation for all types of rural and equestrian property.

Richard Higgins


Partner | Energy, Commercial, Valuations

Richard heads up the firms Commercial division and works between our Edinburgh and Stirling offices. He and his team provide a range of consultancy, investment, agency and professional services to a wide ranging client base throughout Scotland and the UK. In addition Richard provides planning and consultancy advice on a number of large electricity transmission and renewable infrastructure projects.

Tom Tongs

BSc (Hons)

Building Surveying

Tom joined Galbraith in April 2019 as a graduate Building Surveyor in the Edinburgh office. Previously he spent 9 years in the Army as a Royal Engineer Officer involved in construction and operations management with experience working in Africa and the Middle East.

Will Sandwell


Partner | Commercial, Investment

Will joined Galbraith in 2017 and is a Partner in the commercial investment team. He has 13 years experience advising institutional investors, banks, property companies and private investors across a range of property assets. Will is one of the most active investment agents within the Scottish industrial market and advises a number of companies on their UK property strategies.

Yvonne Hay

Cert Acc (Open), Dip HE, Bsc (hons), Msc, MRICS

Commercial Surveyor | Commercial

Yvonne joined Galbraith’s Commercial Property Management team in early 2020. She has 15 years’ experience in dealing with commercial and residential properties across the UK. Holding diplomas in accounting, physics and renewable energy, Yvonne specializes in managing complex service charge accounts and generally adding value for our clients’ assets.