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Our People - Meet the Team

Athole McKillop


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, carbon, natural capital and forestry project co-ordination. He also has interests in renewables and minerals.

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.

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.

Kyle Sharpe

BSC Hons

Forester | Forestry

Kyle joined Galbraith in January 2021, after completing a honours degree in Forestry Management at the Scottish School of Forestry (UHI). He has experience working in urban forestry and arboriculture throughout the Highlands, during his time with his Fathers arboricultural company. Kyle has a keen interest in tree health and safety, along with tree pest and disease identification and management.

Louise Alexander


Senior Associate | Forestry

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 and also focuses on carbon.

Paul Schofield


Associate | Forestry

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.

Russell Porter



Russell joined Land Factor in 1999 which merged with Galbraith in 2019. He works as a Forest Manager within our Penrith Office, working throughout Northern England and Southern Scotland.

Stephen Sweeney

Forestry Assistant | Forestry

Stephen joined Galbraith in April 2019 and assists Hamish and Paul in the Perth Forestry team. Having begun his studies at the Barony College in Dumfries he then continued to study forestry at the University of Highlands and Islands in Inverness, graduating in 2019 with a degree in forest management. Stephen is involved in all aspects of forestry management.