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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

Martin Hall - MD

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 […]

Forestry Minister visit to Iain Kyle’s farm

Minister with D&R Iain Kyle

Forestry Minister has his feet on the ground in Northumberland to explore tree planting opportunities Forestry Minister, David Rutley MP, visited Northumberland on Friday 19th July, to meet Confor (Confederation of Forestry Industries), stakeholders aiming to improve low tree planting rates across England. The Minister heard first-hand about the barriers and frustrations faced by landowners […]

Davidson & Robertson forms new strategic link with the Cally Mart

On 1st July, Caledonian Marts established a new strategic link with Davidson & Robertson – Rural Surveyors and Consultants. D&R are providing a comprehensive range of property services for ‘Cally’ clients and will have a weekly presence at the auction. In the last 3 years Davidson & Robertson (D&R) has seen 60% growth in the […]

Young Farmers show passion, style and strength in epic Tug of War Finals

The grand final of the Scottish Association of Young Farmers (SAYFC) Tug of War competition held on Saturday at the Royal Highland Show, was another epic battle of passion, power and skill. Sponsored by Davidson & Robertson, the men’s event was won by Carluke YFC and the ladies competition was won by Ayr YFC. There […]

Workshop: Do you know how to make the most of the ‘Waygo’ Amnesty?

Davidson & Robertson (D&R) is working in partnership with NFU Scotland to run a FREE workshop to help their tenant farmers and landlords capitalise on the ‘Waygo’ Tenant Amnesty. The Tenant Amnesty started in June 2017, but the clock is ticking with less than 12 months to run. Many landlords and tenants have not taken […]