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Our People - Meet the Team

Alan Sharp

Rural

Alan joined Land Factor in 1981 which merged with Galbraith in 2019. He works as a Land Agent within our Hexham Office. He manages Rural Estates throughout the North East of England.

Alice Wilson

BSc (Hons) MSc MRICS FAAV

Rural, Valuations

Alice joined Galbraith in 2017 and works as a Rural Surveyor within our Ayr Office. Working throughout south west Scotland, Alice predominantly undertakes valuation work for a variety of purposes as well as carrying out a wide range of professional rural consultancy including utility work and rural sales.

Alistair Christie

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Senior Associate | Rural, Valuations, AMC Finance

Alistair undertakes rural valuations and AMC Agency through our Stirling office. Having been brought up on a dairy and sheep farm in Central Scotland, he has a sound knowledge of agriculture and business. Alistair has specialised in sporting estate management as well as agriculture throughout his career.

Annie Lane

MRICS

Rural

Annie joined Galbraith in February 2014 and completed her APC in November 2016. She is part of the Rural team based in the Perth office and carries out a variety of management and compensation work as well as other professional consultancy work and valuations.

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.

Bob Cherry

BSc MRICS

Partner | Sales, Lettings, Rural, Farm Sales, Valuations, Estate Sales

Bob has been closely involved in the property market around Ayrshire, Glasgow and south-west Scotland for the last 20 years. He is responsible for sales, lettings, farm sales, valuations and other residential and rural property services provided by the Ayr office.

Bruce Gillan

BA (Hons) MLE

Rural

Bruce is based in our Stirling office and works within the Rural Management Team covering Estates across central Scotland and Argyll. Having been brought up on an mixed arable farm in North East Fife, he has a strong understanding of agriculture and business. Bruce joined from Argyll Estates and also has in depth experience with negotiating wayleaves and utility projects.

Charlotte Maclean

BSc (Hons) MLE MRICS

Senior Associate | Rural, Valuations

Charlotte joined Galbraith in August 2013. Based in the Stirling office she works in rural management primarily at Caledonian Estate, north of Glasgow and Elderslie Estate in Renfrewshire.

Chris Addison-Scott

MRICS

Partner | Rural, Valuations

Chris is based in our Stirling office and leads the Rural Team in central Scotland. A specialist in urban fringe estates and involved in management and consultancy on several Scottish islands. Chris also has extensive experience in negotiating land deals with developers. These include Option Agreements and Joint Ventures. He runs his own farm in Fife.

Christian Wroe

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Rural

Christian undertakes management on Highland Estates with diverse employment, residential property, sporting, renewable energy and diversification footprints. Being a Registered Valuer and fulfilling regular compensation work completes a broad skill set.

Claire Acheson

MA (Hons) DipSurv MRICS

Senior Associate | Rural, Valuations

Claire has worked in Inverness since 2010, having joined Galbraith as a graduate and qualified as a rural chartered surveyor in 2012. She is involved in the management of a number of Highland estates as well as carrying out a wide range of valuation 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 and is a rural Chartered Surveyor.

Daniel Campanile

Associate | Rural, Energy, Commercial

Daniel is based in our Stirling office and works closely with colleagues to provides mapping and GIS expertise to our clients.

David Corrie

MA Hons Dipsurv MRICS

Partner | Sales, Rural, Valuations, AMC Finance

David’s primary responsibility is for sales and valuation work in Dumfries and Galloway, where he has worked since 2010, in a wide range of property types. He manages the Castle Douglas office and carries out Agricultural valuation work for a number of Banks, including the AMC for whom he is an introducer.

Deirdre Stewart

BSc Dip LM MRICS

Associate | Rural

Deirdre joined Galbraith in January 2013. Her expertise lies in management of traditional rural estates, with a particular interest in sporting enterprises. Deirdre belongs to Inverness-shire where her parents farm.

Dougal Lindsay

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Partner | Rural, Energy, Valuations

Based in the Inverness office, Dougal is primarily involved in a wide variety of rural estate management roles, ranging from clients with lowland urban fringe properties to traditional highland sporting estates. In addition Dougal is involved with professional consultancy and valuation instructions in the Highland area. Having previously trained with and worked for Buccleuch Estates for seven years he then joined the firm in 2003 initially dealing with commercial property management.

Duncan Barrie

MA (Hons) MRICS

Partner | Rural, Farm Sales, Valuations

Duncan is based within the National Farm Sales Centre, Stirling covering a wide range of rural property across the country. He also forms part of Rural Management Department and is involved in a variety of management, consultancy, and valuation work. He joined Galbraith in 2006 and qualified as a Member of RICS Rural Faculty in November 2008.  A farmer’s son from the Borders, Duncan has strong connections within the farming fraternity.

Gareth Taylor

MRICS

Rural, Energy, Valuations

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

Gilda Walsh

Bsc (Hons)MLE MRICS

Rural, Valuations

Gilda joined Galbraith in 2015 and is part of the Rural Team based in Ayr. She carries out a variety of management work, assists with a range of professional and rural consultancy work.

Harry Lukas

MRICS

Consultant | Sales, Rural, Energy, Valuations

Harry is part of the rural management team in Galashiels and is involved in the sale and valuation of farms and country property. He is also involved with our renewable energy team, primarily covering wind together with other alternative energy projects.

Hugo Remnant

BSc MRICS FAAV

Rural, Energy

Hugo joined Land Factor in 1997 which merged with Galbraith in 2019. He works as a Land Agent from our Hexham office, carrying out estate management and professional work throughout the North-East of England. He has been successful in crystallising a wide range of opportunities in development, telecoms and renewable energy for his clients, and is currently chairman of Tyne Rivers Trust”.

Iain Russell

BLE FRICS

Chairman | Rural, Valuations

Iain Russell is Chairman of Galbraith. Based in our Edinburgh office Iain provides wide-ranging consultancy, management and valuation advice throughout our business and specialises in advising clients including estates, farms, private companies and individuals on a broad range of strategic issues.

Ian Hope

BSc PGDip MRICS

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, valuations and management of contract farming agreements. As well as being an AMC Agent, he also carries out farm and estate sales throughout Scotland.

Isla King

BA (Hons) MRICS

Rural

Isla joined Galbraith in September 2016 based in the Aberdeen office working within the rural team and qualified as a chartered surveyor in November 2018. She is involved in sales and valuation work along with rural consultancy and property management

Jack Marshall

BA (Hons)

Sales, Rural

Jack is based in the Castle Douglas office and works within both the Rural, and Residential Sales teams. Having been brought up on a dairy farm in South West Scotland, he has a good understanding of agriculture and business. He is working towards his APC and is involved in property sales and lettings across Dumfries and Galloway, as well as assisting with a wide range of valuation and professional consultancy work.

James Bowie

MA(Hons) PgDip MRICS

Rural, Valuations

James is a member of our Rural team based in the Stirling office. Working throughout Central Scotland, he is involved in management, access and compensation, valuation, land use negotiation, as well as carrying out a wide range of professional consultancy work.

James Galbraith

MRICS

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.

Jennifer Jeffrey

BA (Hons) MRICS FAAV

Rural, Valuations

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.

Lucie Howatson

BSc (Hons) MLE MRICS

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 and is involved in estate management, rural consultancy, valuation and property management work.

Mark Smith

MA MRICS FAAV

Rural

Mark joined Land Factor in 2011 which merged with Galbraith in 2019. He works as a Land Agent within our Hexham Office and carries out a wide range of professional and management work on rural properties across the North of England.

Martin Rennie

Rural

Martin joined the rural department of Galbraith in 2019 and is based in the Perth and Cupar offices. He previously worked for a Farm Business Consultancy firm for 6 years. He will be involved in management and agricultural consultancy work and is an accredited farm advisor through FBASS and was brought up on a livestock farm outside of Cupar in Fife.

Matthew Williamson

BA(Hons) MSc MRICS FAAV

Senior Associate | Rural

Matthew joined Land Factor in 2014 which merged with Galbraith in 2019. Working throughout North East of England from our Blagdon office he is managing agent for two large estates in Northumberland. This includes works associated with residential, commercial and agricultural tenancies, in-hand farming operations, forestry and negotiating third party access on to land.

Mike Reid

BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV

Partner | Rural, Energy, Valuations

Mike runs the Cupar Office and is Head of the Energy Division. With over 25 years experience Mike carries out a range of professional and management work on rural properties in central Scotland and the North of England.  Mike also is a specialist in telecommunications, wind farm and compulsory purchase work.

Mike Thompson

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Senior Associate | Rural, Valuations

Mike is based in our Edinburgh office and is mainly involved in estate management throughout East Lothian, the Borders and Lanarkshire. Mike is a farmer's son and has been with Galbraith for in excess of 30 years.

Neil Wright

MA (Hons) MRICS

Associate | Rural

Neil joined Galbraith in 2011 and was based in the central belt until 2016 when he moved to our Inverness office. He has experience of managing city fringe and Highland Estates and undertakes all aspects of professional consultancy work such as negotiations and estate management, with a particular interest in fishery management and agriculture.

Nick Morgan

MA (Hons) MRICS

Associate | Rural, Energy, Valuations

Nick carries out the full scope of wayleave work including securing wayleave permissions and any statutory consents for new electricity cable and/or Tower routes, refurbishment and replacement of existing Towers, crop compensation claims and GIS related mapping services.

Peter Combe

BSc MRICS FAAV

Partner | Rural

Peter joined Land Factor in 1998 which merged with Galbraith in 2019. He works as a Partner within our Hexham and Blagdon Office. Working throughout the North East of England he specialises in estate management, rural commercial property and deal negotiation.

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.

Poppy Baggott

MA (Hons) MSc MRICS

Associate | Rural

Poppy is part of our rural team and is based in Castle Douglas. She has previously worked as assistant factor on the Isle of Bute; in our Stirling office managing a number of estates around Glasgow and with the rural team in our Edinburgh office.

Rachel Russell

BSc (Hons) MSc MRICS

Associate | Rural, Energy, Valuations

Rachel joined Galbraith as a Rural Surveyor in 2014 and is based in the Cupar office. Rachel is involved in management and utilities, as well as carrying out a wide range of valuation and professional consultancy work.

Richard Haggart

BLE (Hons) MRICS

Rural, Valuations

Richard joined the Rural department of Galbraith in 2016. Based in the Perth Office, Richard is involved in carrying out valuation work, agricultural consultancy and management work.

Richard Stewart

Sales, Rural

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 and Angus. Richard can therefore offer clients sound and professional advice relating to a wide range of property matters.

Robert Taylor

MRICS FIA (Scot)

Partner | Rural, Valuations, AMC Finance

Robert is partner in charge of rural valuations and AMC agency. He is a qualified Auctioneer and Chartered Surveyor with over 25 years working experience in both the rural and commercial property sectors. A past council member of SAAVA and IAAS, he lives and farms in Central Scotland.

Roddy Findlay

BLE MRICS FAAV

Partner | Rural

Roddy joined Land Factor in 2004 which merged with Galbraith in 2019. He works as a Partner within our Hexham Office. Working throughout North-East England, he specialises in rural estate management. Roddy has extensive experience of dealing with development land, and bringing it through the planning process.

Tim Kirkwood

BSC MRICS

Partner | Rural, Energy, Valuations

Based in our Inverness office, Tim is a member of the Rural Team, providing management services and consulting to a wide range of clients. An Honours graduate in Ecology, he has particular expertise in aquaculture work.

Tom Jenks

Rural, Farm Sales

Tom joined Land Factor in 2016 and merged with Galbraith in 2019. He works as a Land Agent within our Hexham Office. Working throughout Northern England and Southern Scotland managing rural estates he also runs the sales department, selling farms and country houses in Northumberland.

Tom Stewart

MRCIS ACI Arb

Partner | Rural, Energy, Farm Sales, Valuations

Tom is highly experienced in agricultural matters; sporting and landed estate management and rural property issues including estate agency, valuation compensation and managing contract farming agreements.  A member of the Rural Arbitration and Valuation Nomination Committee he also undertakes expert witness functions. Tom has qualifications in agriculture and is a rural Chartered Surveyor and qualified Arbiter.

Tom Warde-Aldam

BA MRICS FAAV

Consultant Partner | Rural

Tom joined Land Factor in 1990 which merged with Galbraith in 2019. He works as a Partner within our Hexham Office. Working throughout the North East of England he specialises in estate strategy, tax planning and development agreements.

Wattie Barbour

BLE FRICS

Consultant Partner | Rural, Valuations, AMC Finance

Wattie heads up the Land Agency Department in the Perth office and has over 35 years experience in the Scottish rural property market. He is also involved in general practice work including property valuation and overseeing utility work.