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Our People - Meet the Team

Ailsa Baird

LLB (Hons) MRICS

Chartered Rural Surveyor | Rural, Estate Sales

Ailsa joined Galbraith in 2018, having graduated from Edinburgh University with a First Class Honours Degree in Law. She qualified as a Chartered Rural Surveyor in October 2020 and works out of our Edinburgh office, undertaking a variety of estate management, valuation and professional work.

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

Associate | Rural, Farm Sales, Valuations, AMC Finance

Based in our Ayr Office, Alice works throughout south west Scotland predominantly undertaking valuations and estate management work. As well as being an AMC Agent, she also carries out a wide range of professional rural consultancy to include farm sales and utility claims.

Alistair Christie

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Partner | Rural, Farm Sales, 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.

Alistair Torrance

RICS

Graduate Rural Surveyor | Sales, Rural, Farm Sales, Valuations

Alistair joined Galbraith in August 2021 as a Graduate Rural Surveyor, having gained a RICS accredited First Class Honours Degree in Rural Business Management at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) Edinburgh. He is based in the Stirling Office as part of our Rural Department, involved in a wide range of valuations, Farm and residential sales while working towards his APC.

Anna Fisher

Graduate Rural Surveyor | Rural

Anna has recently graduated from Harper Adams University with a degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management and will start her role as a Graduate Rural Surveyor in the Stirling office in August. She will be working towards achieving her APC and will be involved in estate management, valuation and compensation work.

Annie Lane

MRICS

Associate | 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 is a former director of Land Factor which he joined in 1986. Following the merger with Galbraith in 2019 Athole is a Partner, Chartered Forester and Head of Forestry for the firm based in our Edinburgh and Penrith Offices. Working throughout Northern England and 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.

Cameron Finnie

MA (Hons) MLE

Graduate Rural Surveyor | Rural, Energy

Cameron joined Galbraith in September 2021 as a Graduate Rural Surveyor in our Cupar office, having recently completed a master’s degree in Rural Surveying and Rural Property Management at the University of Aberdeen. He is now working towards achieving his APC and will be involved in estate management as well as energy, utilities, renewables and telecommunications.

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, AMC Finance

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.

Claire Macdonald

Graduate Surveyor | Rural

Claire joined the Galbraith Inverness office in October 2020 as a Graduate Rural Surveyor having gained a RICS accredited First Class Honours Degree in Rural Business Management at Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) Edinburgh. She is now working towards achieving her APC and is involved with a wide range of professional and estate management 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.

Crawford Mackay

MRICS

Senior Associate | Rural, Energy, Valuations, Estate Sales

Crawford is based in the Edinburgh office and provides consultancy, management, agency and valuation advice across the rural and energy sectors. Crawford returned to Galbraith in September 2020 following a spell in London working for a major institutional landowner, where he was responsible for the asset management of their rural and mineral portfolio across the UK.

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.

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.

Dr Eleanor Harris

Natural Capital and Carbon Leader | Rural, Forestry

Dr Eleanor Harris joined us in 2021 and is based in our Edinburgh office. Dr Harris was previously Policy Researcher with Confor for over five years focusing mainly on development of the carbon market in the forestry world and on the wider aspects of Natural Capital. She continues to build on this unsurpassed expertise at Galbraith and will be developing commercial opportunities in relation to Bio-Diversity Net Gain, Peatland and Soil Carbon, Regenerative Agriculture and general environmental land management throughout the UK.

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.

Edward Fletcher

Graduate Surveyor | Rural

Edward joined Galbraith in October 2020 as a Graduate Rural Surveyor in the Edinburgh office. He graduated from the University of St Andrews with a bachelor’s degree in Geography and the University of Aberdeen with a master’s degree in Rural Surveying & Rural Property Management. Edward is working towards qualifying as a rural practice chartered surveyor, and is involved in many aspects of estate management and professional work.

Gillian Sandie

Executive Assistant | Rural

Gillian Sandie joined Galbraith in September 2021 and will be based in our Edinburgh office as Executive Assistant to Iain Russell and Crawford Mackay, also providing proactive administrative support and project management to the wider Edinburgh rural business stream. Gillian most recently worked for the U.S. Department of State as Executive Assistant in a UK based Consulate, and previously held public facing information service roles with The University of Edinburgh and Visit Scotland. Gillian holds a degree in Geography and is originally from the Scottish Borders.

Harry Lukas

MRICS

Consultant | Sales, Rural, Energy, Valuations

Harry is a part time consultant with the rural management team in the Scottish Borders and has many years' experience in the sale and valuation of farms, forestry and country property. He has also been involved with our renewable energy team, primarily covering onshore wind farms together with other alternative energy projects.

Hope Patrick

Administrative Assistant | Rural

Hope joined the Cupar office in 2021. After studying Legal Services, she now provides administrative assistance to the rural team.

Hugo Remnant

BSc MRICS FAAV

Senior Associate | Rural, Energy

Hugo joined Galbraith in 2019 following our merger with Land Factor and is an Associate based in 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, renewable energy and the environment for his clients, and is currently a trustee of Tyne Rivers Trust.

Iain Russell

BLE FRICS

Rural, Valuations

Iain Russell is based in our Edinburgh office and provides wide-ranging consultancy, management and valuation advice throughout our business. He 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.

James Bowie

MA(Hons) PgDip MRICS

Senior Associate | 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 | 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.

Kate Michie

BSc (Hons) MLE MRICS

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.

Katie Marr

BA (Hons) MLE

Graduate Surveyor | Rural, Forestry

Katie joined Galbraith in October 2020 as a Graduate Rural Surveyor. She is based in the Castle Douglas and Penrith offices and is working towards her APC and fellowship of CAAV. She is involved in a wide range of valuations, farm and estate sales, estate management and forestry including woodland carbon work. Katie is a graduate of Glasgow Caledonian and Aberdeen University.

Lucie Howatson

BSc (Hons) MLE MRICS

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.

Mairi MacDonald

BA (Hons)

Rural

Mairi joined Galbraith in September 2019 as a Graduate Rural Surveyor. She is based in the Ayr Office and is working towards her APC and is involved in a wide range of valuations and professional consultancy work alongside estate management. Mairi is a graduate of Scotland’s Rural College with a honours degree in Rural Business Management.

Mark Smith

MA MRICS FAAV

Associate | Rural

Mark joined Land Factor in 2011. Following the merger with Galbraith in 2019, Mark is now 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

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 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.

Matthew Williamson

BA(Hons) MSc MRICS FAAV

Partner | Rural

Matthew joined Land Factor in 2014. Following the merger with Galbraith in 2019 Matthew works throughout the North East of England from our Blagdon office and is managing agent for various large estates in Northumberland. His role 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

Senior 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, Wayleave

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 is a former director of Land Factor which he joined in 1998. Following the merger with Galbraith in 2019 Peter is a Partner based across our Hexham and Blagdon Offices. Working throughout the North East of England he specialises in estate management, rural commercial property and deal negotiation with a particular interest in mineral extraction.

Philippa Orr

BSc (Hons) MLE MRICS

Rural

Philippa joined Galbraith as a graduate in 2017 after graduating from The University of Aberdeen with a Distinction in Land Economy. Philippa qualified as a Chartered Rural Surveyor in October 2019. Philippa is involved in management and utilities, as well as carrying out a range of valuation and professional consultancy work.

Poppy Baggott

MA (Hons) MSc MRICS

Associate | Rural

Poppy is part of our rural team, based in Castle Douglas. She lives with her husband and three children on the family livestock farm. She has previously worked as assistant factor on the Isle of Bute; in our Stirling office managing a number of estates around Glasgow and Argyll, and with the rural team in our Edinburgh office.

Rachel Russell

BSc (Hons) MSc MRICS

Senior Associate | Rural, Energy, Valuations

Rachel joined Galbraith in 2014 where she carries out a range of professional and management work, based from the Cupar office. In addition to estate management, Rachel specialises in utilities, compensation and the valuation of rural properties.

Rachel Urquhart

Graduate Surveyor | Rural

Rachel joined Galbraith in October 2020 as a Graduate Rural Surveyor in the Inverness office. She graduated from the University of Glasgow with an honours degree in Biochemistry and is currently studying to complete the Rural Estate and Land Management masters in Harper Adams. Rachel is working towards qualifying as a rural chartered surveyor, and is involved in many aspects of estate management and professional work.

Richard Haggart

BLE (Hons) MRICS

Associate | Rural, Valuations

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

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.

Roddy Findlay

BLE MRICS FAAV

Partner | Rural, Wayleave

Roddy is a former director of Land Factor which he joined in 2004. Following the merger with Galbraith in 2019 he is now the Partner in charge of our Hexham Office. Working throughout the North-East of England Roddy specialises in rural estate management. He has extensive experience of dealing with development land and taking it through the planning process.

Rose Nash

Rural

Rose joined Galbraith in September 2019 as a Graduate Rural Surveyor in the Castle Douglas Office. She is currently working towards her APC and undertakes a variety of work including valuations and estate management as well as assisting with residential sales in her local area of Wigtownshire. Rose holds an honours degree in Rural Business Management which she studied at Scotland’s Rural College.

Sarah Hall

Graduate

Surveyor | Rural

Sarah joined Galbraith in 2019 as a Graduate Rural Surveyor in the Hexham Office. She undertakes a variety of work including estate management, valuations and rural grant applications and is working towards her RICS APC and Fellowship of CAAV.

Stewart Johnston

MA (Hons)

Rural

Stewart joined the rural department of Galbraith in 2019, based in the Aberdeen Office. He worked for SGRPID throughout Scotland for 23 years, latterly heading up the Grampian Area Office. He will be involved in management and agricultural consultancy work. He runs his own arable and livestock farming business on the outskirts of Aberdeen.

Strath Slater

FRGS CGeog(GIS)

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 and forestry sectors. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, Chartered Geographer and member of the Association for Geographic Information.

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

Consultant | Rural, Farm Sales

Tom joined Land Factor in 2016 which merged with Galbraith in 2019. Tom is a Land Agent within our Hexham Office working throughout Northern England and Southern Scotland managing rural estates. He also assists the sales teams with 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 is a former director of Land Factor which he joined in 1990. Following the merger with Galbraith in 2019 Tom is a Partner within our Hexham Office. Working throughout the North East of England he specialises in estate management, strategy, tax planning and development agreements. He has a particular interest in Heritage Assets and diversification projects.

Wattie Barbour

BLE FRICS

Consultant | Rural, Valuations

Wattie heads up the Land Agency Department in the Perth office. He has over 40 years’ experience in the Scottish rural property market and has lived and worked in Perthshire all his career. He is also involved in general practice work including property valuation and also in agency.

William Inglis

BA (Hons) MDA MRICS

Senior Associate | Rural

William joined Galbraith in 2007 as the Factor for Islay Estates.  In 2016 he was appointed as the Factor at Glamis where he now manages the varied portfolio that makes up Strathmore Estates.  This includes residential, commercial and agricultural tenancies, sporting lets, forestry as well as a large in-hand farm and Glamis Castle.