Our people

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.

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.

Philippa Cliff

BSc (Hons) MSc MRICS

Partner | Rural, Valuations, Forestry, AMC Finance

Philippa has been based in the Inverness office since 2008 and heads up the firm's forestry division as well being involved in the management of a number of Highland Estates. Her involvement encompasses all aspects of rural estate management including sporting, property management, agricultural, forestry, development and renewables. She also undertakes regular rural valuation work and professional consultancy within the Highlands.

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.

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.

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.