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New Ayr office boosts South West Scotland presence

Posted: 23 October 2017

Our newest office in Ayr, which is situated within the Livestock Auction Mart at Whitefordhill, opened for business in October strengthening our position in the South West. The office will put our expanded team in closer contact with both existing and new clients.

Andy Robertson (Land Agent) and Doreen Richmond (Senior Administrator), will be permanently based at the Ayr office, with support from our existing D&R team across our other eight offices.

Meet the team:

Andy Robertson was brought up on a beef and sheep farm in Ayrshire and went on to study agriculture at the SAC, Auchincruive. Andy worked for SGRPID for 10 years and as a Land Agent with Bell Ingram for 4 years. He recently joined D&R and intends to gain Fellowship of the CAAV.   

Andy’s hands-on farming experience is a significant benefit to his land agency work and services he can provide to clients. His specialisms include access negotiations with 3rd parties, Farm Consultancy including IACS, agri-environment and other grant applications, utility work including strategic infrastructure management & CPO compensation claims.

Doreen Richmond joined D&R at the start of October as Senior Administrator. She has a wealth of experience in finance and administration management in the rural property sector which allows us to introduce a NEW Book keeping service.

Derek Bathgate (Associate Director) will be managing this branch, alongside the office in Castle Douglas. Sarah Jamison (Land Agent) and Molly Beattie (Rural Assistant), who both carry out a range of work across the south west, will also be spending some time in the new office, along with Andrew Miller MRICS (Consultant) who will be carrying out Red Book Valuation work in the south west.

With the wider D&R team in support, the D&R south west Scotland team is now in a strong position to assist with: Agricultural and Forestry Consultancy, Communications mast negotiations, Compulsory Purchase, Dispute Resolution, Estate Management, Landlord and Tenant matters, Minerals, Planning and Development, Renewables development, Sales and Lettings, Utility compensation claims, and Valuations. 

Call in to meet our team at the Livestock Auction Mart, Whitefordhill. T: 01292 265 851.

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