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CKD Galbraith Chairman Announces Strengthened Rural Partnership

Newly appointed Chairman of CKD Galbraith announces a series of strategic promotions within the firm, further strengthening the partnership.

Iain Russell, Chairman and head of the firm's rural business division, has announced a number of promotions of key members of staff to Partner, Senior Associate and Associate within the rural team, as well as appointing a new head of the forestry division.

The following rural agent promotions have now taken effect:

To Partner:
    Philippa Cliff, rural, Inverness

To Senior Associate:
    Alastair Harington, rural, Perth
    Caroline Campbell, rural, Ayr
    Guy Warren, Head of Forestry, Edinburgh  (new appointment)

To Associate:
    Gordon Brown, forestry, Inverness
    Claire Acheson, rural, Inverness
    Anneka Fraser, rural and energy, Edinburgh  
    Deirdre Stewart, rural, Perth

Philippa Cliff (31) has been with the firm for over six years now and is involved in the management of a number of highland estates where recent projects have included the construction of several hydro-electric schemes and winning a place in the finals of the prestigious Purdey GWCT Conservation Awards. Philippa also undertakes a range of estate management duties across sporting and agricultural estates, is a rural valuation specialist and also an AMC agent for the north.


In Ayr, Caroline Campbell who has been promoted to senior associate is involved in rural estate management throughout South-west Scotland, where she advises clients on business diversification opportunities including leisure, renewable energy or environmental potential. With Alastair Harington becoming a senior associate in Perth, CKD Galbraith now has an unrivalled breadth and quality of expertise in the rural sector that also includes a team of seven qualified AMC agents operating across its regional networks, lead by partner, Robert Taylor in the Ayr office.

The firm has also strengthened its dedicated forestry division having appointed Guy Warren as head of forestry. Guy brings with him a wealth of experience at a senior level in the forestry industry particularly in forestry investment and valuation. He will be based in the Edinburgh office.

Iain Russell said: "I am delighted to be announcing a number of strategic promotions within our rural division as well as a new head of forestry. We have a team of respected and experienced rural agents, each committed to providing our clients the highest level of service and these promotions, in particular strengthening the teams in Inverness, Perth, Ayr and Edinburgh, show the opportunities for continued development within the firm.

"The opening of our new office in the vibrant economy of Aberdeen and the North-east, where services will focus on farm and estate management and valuation is a key part of our expansion throughout Scotland."

Last year, CKD Galbraith grew its presence in the rural sector through a merger with Angus and Aberdeen-based farm and agricultural specialists, Hayes Macfarlane. The firm also operates the largest specialist integrated forestry departments in Scotland with an experienced team of agents managing a substantial and diverse woodland portfolio, as well as providing advice on all aspects of the sector including woodland sales, creation and management.

CKD Galbraith has enjoyed substantial growth over the years and now employs more than 225 people in 14 offices across Scotland.