Our Estate Agency team sell a wide range of city, town and rural properties throughout the city of Edinburgh, the Lothians and Peeblesshire bringing their experience and local knowledge to both the Edinburgh townhouse and the rural, farm & estate markets. Our Commercial team handle and manage properties, facilities and assets for clients throughout the UK. Thinking of moving to Edinburgh? Check out OnTheMarket.com's Insider Guide to the Edinburgh Property Market here.

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Saturday: 9.30am - 12.30pm

Our People

Alison Stark

BCom (Hons) CA

Head of Finance | Admin, Accounts & IT

Alison is based in the Edinburgh office. As Head of Finance she is responsible for all aspects of Galbraith’s own financial reporting, financial systems, VAT and payroll.

Emma MacFadyen



Emma joined Galbraith in July 2016. Working primarily in our commercial management department Emma is involved in the management of the portfolios of a number of our key commercial clients.

Gareth Taylor


Rural, Valuations

Gareth joined Galbraith in 2012 and is part of the Rural Team based in Edinburgh. He undertakes a wide-range of management, consultancy and valuation work and is a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers as well as a RICS Registered Valuer.

George Bouwens

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Building Surveying

George joined Galbraith in 2017 and is based in the Edinburgh office.  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 this.

Harry Trotter


Associate | Commercial

Harry joined Galbraith in July 2018 and is part of the commercial asset management team. With 12 years previous experience working in London, Harry specialises in offering strategic asset management and investment services to a broad range of institutional and private clients.

Iain Russell


Chairman | Rural, Valuations

Iain is the Chairman of Galbraith and a member of the Rural team. Operating from both our Edinburgh and Inverness offices, Iain is also involved in wide-ranging consultancy, management and valuation work throughout our business, specialising in advising clients on a broad range of issues.

James Galbraith


Consultant Partner | 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)

Building Surveying

James joined Galbraith in June 2016 and is a graduate Building Surveyor. He graduated from Edinburgh Napier University with a first class honours degree.

Jamie Addison-Scott

BSc (Hons) MSc MRICS


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

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.

Jay Skinner


Jay joined Galbraith in 2018 and is based in our Edinburgh office. He brings with him previous experience of public sector planning having dealt with a diverse range of rural, commercial and residential projects. Jay will provide guidance and advice to a range of clients as well as support the growth of the firm’s planning services.

Jennifer Jeffrey

Ba (Hons) MRICS


Jennifer joined the Edinburgh office in 2016 after graduating from Scotland's Rural College with a First Class Honours Degree in Rural Business Management. She qualified as a Chartered Rural Surveyor in October 2018. She is involved in a wide range of valuation and professional consultancy across the Scottish Borders and Lothians as well as assisting with estate management.

Jill Gayford


Associate | Commercial

Working in our commercial management department Jill is responsible for the portfolios of a number of our key commercial clients. She originally joined Galbraith’s Commercial department as a graduate from 2004-2007, returning in 2012 after a period with BNP Paribas Real Estate. Jill has MA (Hons) in Business Studies from Aberdeen University and an Msc in Property Management & Investment from Napier University, Edinburgh.

Joanne Plant



Joanne joined Galbraith in April 2018 and is based in our Edinburgh office. She brings over 15 years of planning consultancy experience to Galbraith where she is responsible for providing guidance and advice to a range of clients as well as supporting the growth of the firm’s planning services.

Lewis Thompson

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Building Surveying

Lewis joined Galbraith in July 2015 having previously worked for Amey surveying railway infrastructure. He undertakes various commercial and rural projects throughout Scotland and England as well as professional work.

Martin Cassels

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Partner | Building Surveying

Martin joined Galbraith in 2008 and is the partner in charge of Building Surveying. With over 20 years experience of both residential and commercial sectors of building surveying, he previously worked with CB Richard Ellis and Kilmartin Property Group. He provides the full range of building surveying services including project management, development monitoring and professional building surveying services for a wide range of clients.

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 | Valuations, Commercial

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

Chief Executive | Commercial, Valuations, Building Surveying

Pam is Chief Executive of Galbraith and is part of the firm's Commercial team. Based in the Edinburgh office she has over 30 years' experience of commercial property specialising in asset management and development for a wide range of clients. She has the breadth of experience to take 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 predominantly undertakes commercial projects and professional work throughout Scotland and England. With 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 joined Galbraith in 2018 and is based in the Edinburgh office specialising in the sale and valuation for all types of rural property.

Richard Higgins


Partner | Valuations, Commercial, Energy

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.

Sheila Donaldson


Sheila handles the sale of properties in the Edinburgh, the Lothians and Peeblesshire. Sheila lives in Edinburgh with her family and has a good knowledge of Edinburgh and the surrounding areas. Sheila joined Galbraith in August 2010.

Will Sandwell

Ba (Hons) MSc

Associate | Commercial

​Will joined Galbraith in 2017 as an associate in the commercial investment team. He has 10 years experience advising institutional investors, banks, property companies and private investors across a range of assets. Will is one of the most active investment agents within the Scottish industrial market.