Galbraith is Scotland’s leading independent property consultancy, with expertise across a broad spectrum of property related services.

Our People - Meet the Team

Claire Wightman



Claire joined Galbraith in 2013 and qualified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Foresters in 2014. She is responsible for woodland management on a number of highland estates and involved in all aspects of woodland management from harvesting to new planting.

Denis Torley



Denis has over 20 years of professional experience in forestry in the Highlands, in both the private and regulatory sector. With a wealth of experience in the preparation and reporting of forest property valuations, and the production of marketing and sales materials for both small and large scale woodlands, he 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


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



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



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, Valuations, Forestry, 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.

Willie Beattie


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.