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Our People - Meet the Team

Ailsa Baird


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.

Crawford Mackay


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.

Emma Chalmers

BSc (Hons) DipSurv MRICS

Partner | Sales, Farm Sales, Valuations, Estate Sales

Emma is head of the Agency Department in the Perth Office where she has worked for most of her career and covers Perthshire, Kinross-shire and Angus specialising in sales, purchases and valuations of rural property, country houses, farms and estates.

Georgina Weston

Graduate Rural Surveyor | Sales, Valuations, Estate Sales

Georgina joined Galbraith in September 2019 as a Graduate Rural Surveyor in the Edinburgh Office. She currently undertakes a variety of work including management of rural estates in the Scottish Borders and East Lothian, assisting with property sales, natural capital, regenerative agriculture, valuations and ratings appeals. A graduate of The University of Aberdeen Masters of Land Economy program, she has an interest in integrated land management and is working towards her APC.

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 Armstrong

Graduate Rural Surveyor | Sales, Valuations, Estate Sales

Ian joined as a graduate rural surveyor in the Aberdeen office in 2021. He studied at SRUC Craibstone where he achieved an Honours degree in Rural Business Management. Ian manages and works at his family farm in Aberdeenshire and will be working towards achieving his APC.

Jake Shaw-Tan

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Associate | Sales, Farm Sales, Estate Sales

Jake joined Galbraith in 2019 and is based in our Ayr office. He is a fully qualified chartered surveyor having achieved his membership to RICS in 2018. He specialises in the sales of both rural and residential properties in Ayrshire and the surrounding counties.

John Bound


Consultant | Sales, Farm Sales, Estate Sales, Premium Property Buying

John is a consultant with Galbraith where he practiced for most of his career specialising in buying and selling farms, estates and country houses, estate management and rural valuation work.

Sam Gibson

BSc (Hons) MRICS

Partner | Sales, Farm Sales, Estate Sales

Sam joined Galbraith in November 2019 and is a Partner and Head of Residential Agency in our Hexham office. He is a qualified chartered surveyor with twenty plus years’ experience selling mid to high value houses across the UK. Sam’s varied experience enables him to dissect some of the more complex scenarios and deliver continual results for his clients.

Simon Brown


Partner | Sales, Farm Sales, Valuations, Estate Sales

Simon specialises in the sale, purchase and valuation of farms throughout the country. Based at the National Farm Sales Centre in our Stirling office he has over 30 years' experience in the Scottish farming industry.

William Jackson


Consultant | Estate Sales

William was a partner with Galbraith from 2003 to 2013 and now acts as a consultant to our country estates team.