Scotland's west coast has long been renowned for its spectacular coast line, idyllic islands and peacefulness compared to other coastal regions in the UK such as Cornwall and Devon. CKD Galbraith now has a number of local consultants focused exclusively on this region.

The firm has been expanding their presence along the coast and are now delighted to announce the appointment of another dedicated consultant to cover Argyll and the Isles. Nicky Archibald brings with her extensive experience within the property sector as well as in-depth knowledge of the local market.

Nicky has lived in the Argyll region for six years, the best part of which has been spent in the property industry, helping several Oban based firms build their property portfolios from scratch. Alongside her consultancy role for CKD Galbraith, Nicky is a board member for BID 4 Oban and a member of the Luing Community Council, as well as planning the build of her own house.

Nicky said; "I'm delighted to be joining CKD Galbraith at this very exciting time for the property market in Argyll and working with clients at a local level in this beautiful and popular part of Scotland. The area has a wonderfully diverse mix of properties and I very much look forward to the opportunities this will bring."

Niall Macalister Hall - who also joined the firm this year to represent the Argyll and Isles market - has noted the significant increase throughout 2014 in property sales in the region, he added; "The local market is demanding experienced consultants but local knowledge is imperative too for these more rural regions."

CKD Galbraith is confident that the market will continue to develop. A recent report published by the Registers of Scotland for the period July-September 2014 shows that Argyll and Bute experienced an a 3.2% increase in the average property price compared to the same period last year and an increase of 12.4% in property sales.

The firm have a number of fantastic properties currently on the market along the west coast, including:

Hilton House, situated on the Isle of Bute, is a superb country house in an elevated position with outstanding sea views over the Firth of Clyde and the Kyles of Bute. The property has a welcoming reception hall, several reception rooms and four bedrooms; two of which are en-suite, making it the perfect family home. The real selling point of this property however is its breath-taking panoramic views. Hilton House is available for offers over 499,000. For further information please contact CKD Galbraith's Ayr office on tel: 01292 292319.

April Cottage is nestled in large garden grounds in the pretty village of Iverinan, Argyll. It is a lovely detached cottage with superb views across Loch Awe and offers flexible accommodation over one storey. The cottage would make an ideal second home or holiday let and has been successfully used as such in past. April Cottage is available at a guide price of 185,000. For further information please contact CKD Galbraith's Stirling office on tel: 01786 434600.

Burnfoot Cottage is a charming traditional house in a very unique coastal location, on the edge of the village of Carluith, Galloway. Sitting in its own grounds on the edge of a large estate, Burnfoot Cottage is a three bedroom property which has far reaching views of Wigtown Bay and beyond. The sale also includes fishing rights on both banks of the River Cree. Burnfoot Cottage is available for a guide price of 320,000. For further information please contact CKD Galbraith's Castle Douglas office on tel: 01556 505346.