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

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.

Cameron Main

Graduate Rural Surveyor | Rural

Cameron joined the Galbraith Edinburgh office in September 2022 as a Graduate Rural Surveyor. He has two years part-time experience at a rural property consultancy based in South-West England and has a RICS accredited Master’s degree in Rural Land and Business Management from the University of Reading. He is now working towards his APC whilst gaining experience across a broad range of rural practice areas.

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.

David Stevenson


Graduate Commercial Surveyor | Commercial

David joined Galbraith in August 2022 as a Graduate Commercial Surveyor, having recently completed a MSc in Real Estate Management and Investment at Edinburgh Napier University. Prior to completing his masters degree David worked as a pharmacist for a number of years. Based in the Edinburgh office he will be working towards his APC.

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.

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.

Iain Russell


Partner | 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.

James Lighton

BSc Hons

Graduate Rural Surveyor | Rural

James has recently graduated from the Royal Agricultural University with a masters in Rural Estate Management. He will begin as a Graduate Rural Surveyor at the Edinburgh office in September 2022. James will work in the rural department with a focus on natural capital work and estate management while working towards his APC.

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 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.

Lucy Yates


Surveyor | Commercial

Lucy joined Galbraith in 2018 and is part of the commercial agency and asset management teams. She is involved in all areas of the commercial property sector including office, industrial and retail. She acts for a broad range of private and institutional clients, and specialises in both occupier and landlord acquisitions and disposals on a leasehold and heritable basis. She also provides a full range of Asset Management services across the commercial sector.

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.

Tessa Maxwell

Personal Assistant | Rural

Tessa joined Galbraith in September 2022 as a Personal Assistant in the Rural and Renewables department, based in the Edinburgh office. She grew up on a farm in south west Scotland and returned to Edinburgh after spending three years working within the agriculture industry in New Zealand.

Tom Tongs

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Associate | Building Surveying

Tom joined Galbraith in April 2019 and is based in the Edinburgh office. He undertakes various commercial and rural projects throughout Scotland as well as a full range of professional building surveying services.

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.