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Our People - Meet the Team

Athole McKillop

BScFor MICFor MRICS

Partner | Rural, Forestry, Energy

Athole joined Land Factor in 1986 which merged with Galbraith in 2019. He works as a Partner within our Penrith Office. Working throughout Northern England and Southern Scotland, he carries out forestry and rural land management as well as purchase and sales of woodland and forest properties, valuations and forestry project co-ordination. He also has interests in renewables and minerals.

Denis Torley

MICFor

Forestry

Denis has over 20 years of professional experience in forestry in Scotland, in both the private and regulatory sector. He has a wealth of experience in the appraisal of forests for commercial investment and amenity, and is heavily involved in woodland creation for clients, as well as overseeing the planning and management of harvesting contracts. Denis is an experienced negotiator in relation to EIA conditions, mitigation arrangements, and legal agreements for a range of forestry and renewables activities.

Hamish Robertson

MICFor CEnv

Associate | Forestry

Hamish runs the Forestry Department in our Perth office providing all aspects of forest management, grant applications and valuations. Hamish started working for Galbraith in Inverness in 1994 and moved to Perth in 2002. Hamish previously spent seven years as the resident forestry manager on Alvie Estate in Speyside.

Louise Alexander

MICFor

Forestry

Louise is based in the Inverness office, providing advice on all woodland management issues with a particular emphasis on Long Term Forest planning and specialist tree surveys. Louise has been working in the Highlands forestry industry for over 8 years and joined Galbraith in 2015.

Paul Schofield

HND MIC For

Associate | Forestry

Paul works primarily with clients 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. He joined the forestry department in 2015.

Philippa Cliff

BSc (Hons) MSc MRICS

Partner | Rural, Forestry, Valuations, AMC Finance

Philippa has been based in the Inverness office since 2008 and undertakes estate management, rural valuation work and professional consultancy throughout the Highlands as well as heading up the firm's forestry division and being an AMC Agent.

Russell Porter

BScFOR MICFor

Forestry

Russell joined Land Factor in 1999 which merged with Galbraith in 2019. He works as a Forest Manager within our Penrith Office, working throughout Northern England and Southern Scotland.

Willie Beattie

Forestry

Willie is part of our Forestry team based in Inverness. He has been working in the forestry sector for over 30 years and has extensive experience in grant applications, new planting projects and all aspects of forest management.