About Us

Davidson & Robertson is a responsive and progressive firm of Rural Surveyors and Consultants with a strong professional reputation in the rural property sector. This is based on integrity and experience, whilst utilising technology to constantly improve efficiency and service to clients.

Our pro-active philosophy is one of adding value to land based businesses through best independent advice and quality service and we invest a great deal of time and effort ensuring our staff have the right skills to meet the demands of our clients, which is borne out by our exceedingly loyal client base and word of mouth recommendations.

Our History

The firm of Davidson & Robertson dates back to 1891 when Sir James Davidson started the practice at Saughton Mains on the then outskirts of Edinburgh. Originally the firm was purely agricultural, involved solely in the valuation of farms, estates and land. Davidson & Robertson is Scotland’s oldest firm of Land Agents.

Sir James was born at Deanpark, Balerno in 1852 and during his distinguished career he held many important offices. In 1923 he was the first Scotsman to hold the post of President of the Surveyors Institution (now RICS) and he received his knighthood in 1926. During the 1920’s Sir James was joined by Wilson Mathieson Robertson and the firm became known as “James I Davidson & Robertson.

In 1934 Sir James passed away and “W.M.” continued working from Saughton Mains, although sometimes professional work had to be put on hold for the landlord’s livestock. In 1943 the firm finally moved from Saughton to make way for Local Authority Housing and set up a city centre office at 30 Walker Street.

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“Hopetoun Estates has had a long association with Davidson & Robertson, using their services over decades in a wide number of areas including contract farming advice. The firm has consistently provided a professional and practical service which delivers excellent results to the estate.”

Donald Noble, Chief Executive, Hopetoun Estates


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