With extensive experience of the farming sector in Ayrshire, Calum's role will involve working with existing and new clients evaluating opportunities for revenue generation and providing advice on farm business planning. He will also undertake full farm reviews and carbon audits.

Calum Smith said: “This is an exciting opportunity to join Galbraith, one of the fastest growing land agencies and agricultural advisers in the country. I look forward to working with colleagues to deliver an outstanding service to clients.”

Galbraith provides a range of services through its agricultural consultancy division, including strategic farm business management, evaluation of subsidies and grant applications,  and ongoing advice relating to the new subsidy regime, including carbon auditing and nutrient planning.

Martin Rennie said: “With the continued uncertainty surrounding the future subsidy regime and fluctuating commodity prices, Galbraith has expanded its agricultural consultancy division to support existing and new clients throughout the UK.

“We are delighted to welcome Calum on board, to further strengthen our team in Ayrshire, working closely with colleagues in the rest of Scotland and northern England.”

The firm’s rural department now numbers 78 staff, covering land and farm sales, forestry, natural capital, renewable energy, utilities, tenancy negotiations, farm valuations and property advice for landowners throughout Scotland and across the north of England.