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Fivefold Agency growth at Davidson & Robertson

Davidson & Robertson Fivefold agency growth rural property sales and valuations

There has been a fivefold increase in rural property sellers approaching Davidson & Robertson to market their properties this spring. The market is ticking upward in terms of the number of properties coming to market, and more sellers are choosing D&R as their agent for both on and off-market sales. Chris Edmunds, D&R Director and […]

Case Study: Successfully supporting Kettlehill Farm on Utilities projects

Davidson & Robertson Case Study Successfully supporting Kettlehill Farm on Utilities projects

Situated in the picturesque region of East Dunbartonshire is Kettlehill Farm; a family-owned multigenerational farm with significant land holdings specialising in beef, sheep, and arable farming. The family-farm has been a loyal client of D&R for decades and have trusted Ian Austin and his team to provide advice on a wide range of Utilities, Energy […]

Marginal returns on coniferous shelterbelts – are broadleaves the modern alternative?

Davidson & Robertson Keith Muir Marginal returns on coniferous shelterbelts – are broadleaves the modern alternative

Many farmers now agree that shelterbelts on farms are good for their land, livestock and also for the environmental sustainability of flora and fauna. Over the years there has been a push towards conifer planting for commercial gain, but could there be other, better long term options for farms by moving from coniferous to broadleaf […]

Great demand for support on infrastructure projects from NFUS members

Davidson & Robertson Ian Austin Great demand for support on infrastructure projects from NFUS members

Davidson & Robertson (D&R) has partnered with NFUS to support members on infrastructure issues. They have seen high demand due to the growing number of projects across Scotland, ranging from electricity upgrades and energising rail lines to new water pipeline plans.  The Affinity Partnership between D&R and NFUS was launched at AgriScot in November and […]

Top five actions to take when faced with electricity infrastructure projects on your land

Davidson & Robertson Alasdair Allan Top five actions to take when faced with electricity infrastructure projects on your land

Many farmers and landowners are going to be affected by the significant upgrades to electricity infrastructure, but not everyone knows what to do when the first official letter drops through the door. There are several ongoing consultations in the North East of Scotland about the new overhead lines, which are all at various stages. There […]

Renewable developers still hungry for sites

Davidson & Robertson Derek Bathgate Renewable developers still hungry for sites

Several renewable companies have terminated fixed price contracts awarded by the UK Government relating to onshore energy projects output prices, sparking concern that renewables development has peaked. This is not the case, renewables developers are hungry for more sites across Scotland and they are also prospecting for onshore wind sites in England. So, energy development […]

Case Study: Successful sale of rarely available Dumfriesshire Farm

  Our client approached us to market the sale of Upper Mains Farm, an excellently developed 230 acre beef and sheep farm with arable potential that was rarely available in the local market of the highly productive Dumfriesshire lowlands. The property included: A traditional, 5 bedroom farmhouse An excellent range of traditional and modern buildings […]

Chris Edmunds develops new Head of Agency role at Davidson & Robertson

Chris Edmunds develops new Head of Agency role at Davidson & Robertson

Driving forward the growth of the property sales services at Davidson & Robertson (D&R) is Director Chris Edmunds. He takes the lead as Head of Agency for the business which is seeing their property sales service developing across Scotland and Northern England. Chris Edmunds spent his placement year with the firm at the Edinburgh office […]

Maximising value when selling your rural property

Selling your property is done only once, so knowing how well you are positioned in the marketplace and what you can do to improve your chances of a sale is critical. Deciding when and how to sell, and who you want to use as an agent, are the first three key issues facing property owners […]

Tess Gibson passes exams to become the newest Chartered Surveyor at Davidson & Robertson

Tess Gibson passes exams to become the newest Chartered Surveyor at Davidson & Robertson

Passing her professional exams just before Christmas, Tess Gibson becomes Lanarkshire’s newest qualified Chartered Surveyor and a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). A farmer’s daughter from near Biggar, Tess Gibson studied for her Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) whilst working with Davidson & Robertson, the rural surveyors, and consultants with offices […]