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Increased Competition and Gradual Improvement in Ayrshire Property Market

15th February 2016

The Ayrshire property market continues to prosper according to latest figures released by CKD Galbraith's Ayr office.

Fife Property Market Continues To Show Positive Results

15th February 2016

The Fife property market continues to show encouraging signs of activity according to latest figures released by CKD Galbraith's Cupar office.

Encouraging Signs for the Aberdeen Property Market

15th February 2016

The Aberdeen property market continues to show encouraging signs of activity according to latest figures released by CKD Galbraith's Aberdeen office.

An Encouraging Picture For The Scottish Property Market

02nd February 2016

CKD Galbraith supports the findings of today's Registers of Scotland's quarterly housing price statistics report (October December 2015) and can report a successful quarter with an increase in the volume of sales achieved compared to the same period in 2014.

CKD Galbraith Expands Premium Property Buying Department With Two Key Appointments

02nd February 2016

CKD Galbraith has announced the appointment of two new members of staff to strengthen and take forward their Premium Property Buying department. 

CKD Galbraith join the Edinburgh Rugby team

29th January 2016

CKD Galbraith is delighted to announce that we are now Sponsors and Official Property Advisors to Edinburgh Rugby.

Do You Really Know What You Own? Landowners Urged To Look At Voluntary Registration

22nd January 2016

Life is full of uncertainties but if there is any room for dispute over your properties boundaries now is the time to have your land ownership guaranteed.

CKD Galbraith Welcomes A Familiar Face Back To The Rural Team

15th January 2016

Alistair Christie has returned to CKD Galbraith as an Associate in their rural team. Having previously spent seven years with the firm carrying out general estate management, utility work and sporting estate management, Alistair has been welcomed back to the team to further develop the valuation and rural finance arm of the firm. He will be based in the Stirling office. 

Buy-To-Let 3% Levy Needs Clarifying Urgently

13th January 2016

CKD Galbraith is urging further details on the buy-to-let 3% levy to be made public as the introduction of the additional rates on top of LBTT in Scotland races ever closer and confusion continues.

CKD Galbraith's Farm Sales Forecast For 2016

11th January 2016

CKD Galbraith announced today that firm's farm sales for 2015 showed significant growth over the previous year but that the firm expects to see more considered pricing in the general farmland market in the year ahead.

Sporting Rates Update

11th January 2016

In our New Year News we noted that in December the Rural Affairs, Climate Change and Environment Committee published their Stage 1 report to the Scottish Government's land reform proposals. The Scottish Government has now published its response to the Rural Affairs Committee's report. The document can be read in full here with the section on sporting rates found in Part 6 beginning on page 47.

New Year News

07th January 2016

For many landowners in Scotland, 2015 probably felt like a year spent in the cross-hairs as the Land Reform debate continued apace.

Plan Ahead To Mitigate The After Effects Of Our Wet Weather

07th January 2016

CKD Galbraith's Robert Taylor, an approved AMC (Agricultural Mortgage Corporation) agent, has warned that problems caused by the current wet weather with the threat of more to come and the links to climate change could have a knock-on effect on farm businesses.

New Head for CKD Galbraith's Aberdeen Estate Agency Team

05th January 2016

CKD Galbraith today announced that Hannah Christiansen has joined their team as Head of Estate Agency for their Aberdeen office.

Extra 3% surcharge on second homes and buy-to-let property annouced

16th December 2015

In his Scottish Budget today Finance Secretary John Swinney MSP announced a new 3% Land and Buildings Transaction Tax levy on the purchase of many second homes with effect from April 2016.

End Of Season Grouse Round-Up

09th December 2015

Disappointing for many but one of the fullest and longest programmes in living memory for some moor owners.

Scottish Property Market Continues To Flourish

07th December 2015

CKD Galbraith is reporting impressive year on year growth within its residential sales department with latest figures (Oct 2014 against Oct 2015) showing a dramatic increase in the number of properties sold and average sales value.

CKD Galbraith Appoints Wigtownshire and Stranraer Representative

30th November 2015

The residential property market in the Dumfries and Galloway has experienced a steady increase in activity throughout the year, with sales continuing to be agreed well into November.

Farms and Rural Businesses Urged To Take Advice In The Face Of Payment Uncertainty

30th November 2015

CKD Galbraith reports that they have recently handled an increase in enquiries from farmers and agri-businesses for advice in managing the current uncertainty surrounding the new Basic Payment Scheme.

Prime Arable Farm In Angus Hits The Market

30th November 2015

CKD Galbraith is launching to the market on Friday 20th November a prime arable farm in the much sought after County of Angus.