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Walking the Wall to raise money for mental health

cheque presentation

Davidson & Robertson walk the wall to raise funds for mental health campaign  Davidson & Robertson, Rural Surveyors across Scotland and Northern England have donated over £1,500 to their 2019 charity – the Mind Your Head campaign run by the Farm Safety Foundation. In 2018 The Farm Safety Foundation launched its inaugural #mindyourhead campaign, which […]

Survey results – your input

We’d like to say thank you to everyone who took part in our survey this year, the response rate was very good, and your feedback has been invaluable. How do you see us? You said you feel we are approachable, professional, friendly, efficient and good at what we do. Thank you – that’s what we […]

Unlocking development potential – be proactive

It’s fair to say there has never been a better time to review your assets – that includes looking at development opportunities to unlock your land value. Proactivity is the key to make things happen and getting involved in anything at an early stage gives you a better chance to look at wider issues and […]

D&R Forestry and timber update

timber update

Forestry and timber update – November 2019 Timber Market Report Following an extended period of price rises and increased activity, both UK and foreign timber markets appear to be seeing a slight price reduction of between 10 – 20% on the headline figures reported in 2017/2018. This global slowdown has predominantly been caused by a […]

D&R Autumn sales update

D & R sales update: good interest and strong offers Director of D&R George Hipwell heads sales and valuations and has given an autumn update on sales. Overall and year to date, D&R has seen properties secure good interest with strong offers received, with offers averaging 28% over asking price. In the current market, the […]

The rise of the rural entrepreneur

Necessity is the mother of invention. In recent years there has been a big drive to encourage businesses to diversify, consequently, there’s more business variety in our countryside than ever before. This is driven by numerous factors, but primarily the need to generate more income from farm assets. There is also the succession argument for […]

Solar power is back on the horizon

We have renewable developers once again looking for viable sites to create solar farms in Scotland and Northern England. Developers are looking for sites of 200 acres plus, which are (ideally) flat, not at risk of flooding and clear of any cultural heritage constraints. Principle areas of interest lie along the following coastal areas: Newcastle […]

New staff and homegrown surveyors

new surveyors at Davidson & Robertson

New staff and commitment to homegrown surveyors During 2019, fourteen new people have joined our team across all disciplines and various branches. At our Staff Training Day this autumn, we visited Westfield Farm Park. It gave everyone a chance to meet up and see an excellent example of farm diversification, which included equestrian activities, fishing, […]

D&R step into the ring at Cally Mart

Davisdson & Robertson team up with Cally Mart

D & R step into the ring at Cally Mart There was a positive buzz at Caledonian Marts on 1st August, when, rural surveyors and consultants – Davidson & Robertson (D&R), stepped into the ring for the first time. Officially launching our new partnership, the two businesses invited farmers and professionals along to their launch […]