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Our People - Meet the Team

Andrew Sanderson

BSc (Hons)

Graduate Rural Surveyor | Rural

Andrew joined Galbraith in October 2020 as a Graduate Rural Surveyor based in our Perth office. Andrew attended SRUC in Edinburgh, where he achieved an HND in Rural Resource Management. Andrew went on to Study Rural Enterprise and Land Management (BSC Hons) at Harper Adams University. During that time he did a year’s placement working for the rural property team at Buccleuch Estates. Since joining Galbraith, he's been involved in property and farm valuations, farm consultancy and estate management.

Calum Chalmers

MA (Hons) MLE

Graduate Rural Surveyor | Rural

Calum joined Galbraith in 2020 and is based in the Rural department in our Perth office. He joined as a Graduate Rural Surveyor after graduating from Aberdeen University where he achieved a First Class Honours in Politics and International Relations followed by a Masters in Land Economy. Calum is involved in estate management, valuation, rural property sales and professional consultancy work.

Colin Stewart

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Partner | Rural, Farm Sales, Valuations, AMC Finance

Colin has considerable expertise in a wide range of rural topics including farm and estate management, valuation and agricultural law matters.  He is a member of the Rural, Valuation and Dispute Resolution Faculties of the RICS and acts regularly as an expert witness.  In addition to an in-depth knowledge of agriculture, Colin has experience and an interest in sporting matters and is involved in the management of agricultural and sporting properties. Colin has qualifications in agriculture, is a rural Chartered Surveyor and one of our AMC agents and valuers.

Iain Paterson

BSc (Hons) MLE

Graduate Rural Surveyor | Sales, Rural, Farm Sales, Estate Sales

Iain joined Galbraith in September 2021 and is based in our Perth office. Iain joined as a Graduate Rural Surveyor having gained a BSc (Hons) in geography from St Andrews University and then a RICS accredited masters of Land Economy from Aberdeen University. Iain works with our agency and rural teams and is involved in a wide range of residential and rural property sales, valuations and management work.

Ian Hope


Partner | Rural, Farm Sales, Valuations, AMC Finance

Ian is Head of the Galbraith Rural Department which serves a diverse range of clients from major companies to private individuals seeking advice and management of their rural properties.  He carries out a range of professional work across the country, providing farm and estate consultancy, regenerative agriculture, valuations and management of contract farming agreements. As well as being an AMC Agent, he also carries out farm and estate sales throughout Scotland.

Jack Marshall

BA (Hons)

Graduate Rural Surveyor | Rural, Farm Sales, Valuations

Jack is based in the Perth office and works in the rural department, holding a RICS accredited Honours Degree in Rural Business Management. Jack is involved with farm business management, agricultural consultancy, farm sales and a wide range of professional work across Scotland. Jack was brought up on a dairy farm outside of Castle Douglas in Dumfries and Galloway.

Kate Michie


Rural Surveyor | Rural, Valuations

Kate joined Galbraith in 2018 after graduating with a first class Master’s Degree in Land Economy from the University of Aberdeen. She qualified as a Chartered Rural Surveyor in November 2020 and works as a Land Agent in the Rural department at the Perth office. Kate is involved in estate management, valuation and professional consultancy with a keen interest in forestry and natural capital.

Lucie Howatson


Senior Associate | Rural, Valuations

Lucie joined Galbraith in 2012 and qualified in 2014.  She works as a Land Agent in the Rural department at the Perth office covering Perthshire, Angus and northern Fife. Lucie is involved in estate management, valuation and professional consultancy work along with some rural property sales.

Martin Rennie

Senior Associate | Rural

Martin joined the rural department of Galbraith in 2019, having previously worked for a Farm Business Consultancy firm for 6 years. Martin is based in the Perth office and is involved in farm business management, natural capital, regenerative agriculture and agricultural consultancy work. Martin is an accredited farm advisor through FBASS and was brought up on a livestock farm outside of Cupar in Fife.

Richard Stewart


Sales, Rural, Farm Sales

Richard joined Galbraith in 2013 after the merger with Hayes MacFarlane and has a thorough understanding of the Scottish property market, with particular focus on the rural property and land market in Perthshire, Angus and Fife. Richard can therefore offer clients sound and professional advice relating to a wide range of property matters.

Strath Slater


Associate | Rural, Energy, Commercial

Strath joined Galbraith in 2016, having previously worked in the mineral exploration and government sectors. He is responsible for the ongoing development of the organisation’s GIS infrastructure and provision of cartography, spatial analysis and data management services to clients in the renewable energy, utilities, commercial, rural, forestry and natural capital. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Chartered Geographer and member of the Association for Geographic Information.

Wattie Barbour


Consultant | Rural, Valuations

Wattie has over 40 years’ experience in the Scottish rural property market and has lived and worked in Perthshire all his career. Formerly a Partner with Galbraith he now acts as a Consultant to the firm and involved in general practice work including property valuation and agency.