A leading independent property consultancy with expertise covering a broad spectrum of property related services

Estate Agents in Perth

The highly experienced Estate Agency Team in our Perth office, headed up by Emma Chalmers, provides a professional and personable experience. Emma, together with her colleagues Scott Holley, Richard Stewart and Laura Day, handle the sale of all types of rural properties including country houses, estates, farms, cottages, small holdings and land across Perthshire, Kinross-shire and Angus. A range of rural services including valuations, agricultural consultancy, full estate management and forestry are also offered from the Perth office.

Lynedoch House
Barossa Place

t: 01738 451111
e: perth@galbraithgroup.com

Opening hours:

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 5:30pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Our people

Andrew Sanderson

BSc (Hons)

Graduate Rural Surveyor | Rural

Andrew joined Galbraith in October 2020 as a Graduate Rural Surveyor based in our Perth office. Andrew attended SRUC in Edinburgh, where he achieved an HND in Rural Resource Management. Andrew went on to Study Rural Enterprise and Land Management (BSC Hons) at Harper Adams University. During that time he did a year’s placement working for the rural property team at Buccleuch Estates. Since joining Galbraith, he's been involved in property and farm valuations, farm consultancy and estate management.

Calum Chalmers

MA (Hons) MLE

Graduate Rural Surveyor | Rural

Calum joined Galbraith in 2020 and is based in the Rural department in our Perth office. He joined as a Graduate Rural Surveyor after graduating from Aberdeen University where he achieved a First Class Honours in Politics and International Relations followed by a Masters in Land Economy. Calum is involved in estate management, valuation, rural property sales and professional consultancy work.

Calum Innes


Partner | Energy, Commercial, Valuations

Calum’s expertise is spread across a number of the firm’s Business Streams. Having previously held responsibility for managing the firm’s Energy Department, he continues to have significant professional involvement in this sector both in terms of specialist valuation and brokerage and as an acknowledged expert providing services in dispute resolution and as an expert witness. In addition, he sits on the specialist RICS group dealing with rating and local taxation and undertakes rating consultancy throughout the country dealing with a diverse range of property subjects. Principally based in our Perth office his department provides a range of agency, consultancy and professional services to private clients in relation to commercial property and development land.

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.

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.

Geoff Laird-Portch



Geoff is based in our Cupar office and handles lettings across Fife and Perthshire. He started working in Estate Management in 2006 after completing a Masters in Land Economy at Aberdeen University and has gained a vast amount of experience in rural lettings through the managing of estates across Aberdeenshire.

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.

Harry Gaisford


Graduate Rural Surveyor | Rural

Harry joined Galbraith in 2022 as Graduate Rural Surveyor based in the Perth office. He studied for the RICS accredited MSc Rural Estate Management degree at the Royal Agricultural University. He is now involved in a range of rural work while working towards achieving his 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 Hope


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, regenerative agriculture, 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 Shaw


Associate | Sales, Lettings, Farm Sales

Isla joined the Stirling office in 2017 after graduating from Scotland's Rural College with an Honours Degree in Rural Business Management. She qualified as a Chartered Rural Surveyor in November 2019. Isla heads up the residential sales and lettings department within Stirling as well as carrying out valuations. She has a keen interest in the farming and rural sectors stemming from being brought up on the family’s beef and sheep farm in West Fife.

Jack Marshall

BA (Hons)

Graduate Rural Surveyor | Rural, Farm Sales, Valuations

Jack is based in the Perth office and works in the rural department, holding a RICS accredited Honours Degree in Rural Business Management. Jack is involved with farm business management, agricultural consultancy, farm sales and a wide range of professional work across Scotland. Jack was brought up on a dairy farm outside of Castle Douglas in Dumfries and Galloway.

Kate Michie


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.

Lucie Howatson


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.

Martin Rennie

Senior 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, natural capital, regenerative agriculture 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.

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.

Pippa Ross

BSc (Hons) MARLA

Energy Assistant | Energy

Pippa joined Galbraith in 2021 as an Energy Assistant in our Perth Office. Pippa assists the Energy team with day to day Wayleave work and GIS mapping.

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.

Scott Holley

Senior Associate | Sales

Scott has extensive experience within the residential and rural property market. Having previously worked in central London, Scott has built up the knowledge and expertise to support clients. With meticulous negotiating skills he offers exemplary client care.

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.

Strath Slater


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

Wattie Barbour


Consultant | Rural, Valuations

Wattie has over 40 years’ experience in the Scottish rural property market and has lived and worked in Perthshire all his career. Formerly a Partner with Galbraith he now acts as a Consultant to the firm and involved in general practice work including property valuation and agency.

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.