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Applications open for 2022 Graduate Scheme

Posted: September 15, 2021

Welcome to the team! D&R have welcomed four new, fresh-faced Graduate Surveyors to the business who will now spend the next two years working towards their APC. Their induction took place over two days in our Edinburgh office where they also got the chance to meet some of our existing staff at a BBQ on [...]

Davidson & Robertson appoint new Director, strengthening presence in the North East 

Posted: September 14, 2021

New Director appointed in Aberdeen office Davidson & Robertson, the firm of Rural Surveyors and Consultants, has strengthened their Board of Directors with the appointment of Lewis Anderson, a Chartered Surveyor (MRICS) and member of the Institute of Agricultural Management (MIAgrM) with over twenty years’ experience. He is based at their Aberdeen office in Westhill. Lewis [...]

Significant expansion for D&R in D&G 

Posted: September 7, 2021

Davidson & Robertson (D&R) add to their team with a focus on the Castle Douglas office  D&R, Scotland’s longest standing firm of Rural Surveyors and Consultants who have offices across Scotland and Northern England, are set to significantly expand the team and service offering in their office in Castle Douglas in the Southwest of Scotland. D&R Director Ian Austin, who grew up on the family beef and [...]

Martin Hall elected to CAAV Executive Commitee

Posted: August 31, 2021

Members of The Central Association for Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) Council elect Martin Hall to Executive Committee. The CAAV is the national specialist professional body representing, briefing and qualifying those acting and advising on agricultural and rural property and business matters across the United Kingdom. The CAAV is governed by its Council, supported by committees which [...]

Davidson and Robertson – Growing in Cumbria

Posted: August 25, 2021

An update from our Cockermouth office – recruiting now Davidson and Robertson have been adding value to land based businesses for 130 years by providing high quality independent advice and best service. Since opening in 2015, our Cockermouth office has seen and continues to experience considerable growth. Due to this growth, we are currently looking [...]

New Associate Director joins Davidson & Robertson

Posted: August 11, 2021

Davidson & Robertson (D&R) have strenghtened our senior team with the appointment of Alison Forrester Smith as Associate Director.  A qualified Chartered Surveyor with nearly 25 years experience, Alison has a wealth of knowledge managing property in the public and private sectors. Joining the D&R Property Management team, Alison will be focusing on commercial and residential portfolios for D&R clients based in Scotland.  Director and Head of Property and Forestry, Niall Milner, [...]

D&R to sell diverse rural business

Posted: August 4, 2021

Discreet off market opportunity – diverse rural business in the Lakes Davidson & Robertson have been instructed to dispose of a diverse rural business within the Lake District National Park, Cumbria in a discreet, off-market sale. The property extends to approximately 147 acres (59.49 ha) or thereby and comprises of a livestock farm with modern [...]

Development success for D&R

Posted: June 7, 2021

Another great result for a longstanding D&R client! We have successfully identified and managed an opportunity to create 81 new homes on 12 acres of land at Stainburn, Workington. Through our knowledge of the local development market, D&R identified the opportunity, promoted it through the local plan, tendered the site and worked on behalf of [...]

Expansive livestock and arable farm on the market in Dalrymple, Ayrshire

Posted: June 3, 2021

For sale: Netherton Farm, South Ayrshire Offers over £1,650,000 An expansive, ring fenced livestock and arable farm with well-maintained steading and attractive 4-bedroom farmhouse has just come to market near Dalrymple in South Ayrshire.    New to market, Netherton Farm is already attracting interest from potential buyers registered with Davidson & Robertson (D&R). Will Dalrymple, [...]

Telecoms Turbulence Continues

Posted: June 3, 2021

Telecoms Turbulence   The Telecoms sector remains fraught. Site operators and infrastructure providers continue to take aggressive stances in their quest for new leases for existing masts at vastly reduced rents, through serving legal notices and threatening court action on landowners. The Court of Session (CoS) has now published its ruling on the appeal against the decision of the Lands [...]

Productive arable farm in Marykirk for sale

Posted: June 3, 2021

Forebank of Canterland Farm, Marykirk, Aberdeenshire Offers over £2.7m An impressive 290 acre arable farm in Aberdeenshire with commanding Grade A listed farmhouse overlooking River North Esk Newly launched to the open market by Davidson & Robertson is the impressive Forebank of Canterland farm at Marykirk. An arable farm extending to approximately 290 acres with [...]

COVID and responsible access. An update from D&R

Posted: April 27, 2021

D&R Land Agent Will Frazer gives an update on how the pandemic is affecting access to the countryside. The Corona Virus pandemic has had many unanticipated side effects. One of them is that the countryside has seen unprecedented pressure from increased access. A cocktail of lockdowns, the furlough scheme and the free time this affords [...]

D&R Celebrates 130 years service

Posted: April 15, 2021

Davidson & Robertson celebrate 130 years serving rural businesses … and Martin Hall celebrates 30 years at D&R too. Martin Hall grew up on a farm near Cockermouth, Cumbria and joined Davidson & Robertson in 1991 as an Assistant Surveyor. Progressing through the ranks, he became a Partner in 2000 and is now our Senior [...]

New legislation – Tenanted farms

Posted: April 13, 2021

Relinquishment & Assignation of 1991 Act Tenancies New legislation set out under The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 came into force on 28 February 2021 and has sparked conversations amongst the tenanted sector. The legislation enables most tenants with a secure 91 Act tenancy to offer to relinquish their tenancy to their landlord. If the [...]

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Forestry & Woodland – Spring update

Posted: April 12, 2021

Despite the difficulties brought about by COVID-19 and the uncertainty over Brexit, forestry has remained strong, meaning it’s been a busy winter for the D&R forestry team; felling licences, harvesting, woodland creation applications, restocking, new tree planting and registering carbon projects. This winter we’ve harvested sites up to 20 hectares and planted sites up to [...]

Telecoms Turbulance

Posted: April 10, 2021

The Telecoms sector remains fraught. Site operators and infrastructure providers continue to take aggressive stances in their quest for new leases for existing masts at vastly reduced rents, through serving legal notices and threatening court action on landowners. The recent DUNCAN case ruling has gone in favour of Scottish landowners but EE & H3G are [...]

telecom mast - Davidson & Robertson

Energy Development Surge  

Posted: April 10, 2021

The Energy sector is buoyant.  Developers are hungry to acquire land rights to enable energy projects of various types across Scotland and Northern England. Wind and solar farms, energy storage and grid balancing sites are the headline developments on the menu and there is a plethora of development companies seeking to invest in this growth [...]

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D&R links with NFU Cumbria

Posted: April 7, 2021

As a firm of rural surveyors and consultants with a Cumbrian base, Davidson & Robertson has been accepted onto the NFU support panel which offers assistance to its members. We will provide rural surveying advice to NFU ‘Farmer & Grower’ members in Cumbria from our Cockermouth office. The NFU CallFirst service enables members to access [...]

Chris Edmunds with Cumbria NFU Chair

Steph Adams tops Scottish scores in CAAV exams

Posted: March 10, 2021

Congratulations to D&R’s Steph Adams It was announced at SAAVA’s AGM, Scotland’s valuation association, that Steph Adams, a Chartered Surveyor at Davidson & Robertson and farmer’s daughter from the Scottish Borders, has topped the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers’ (CAAV) exams in Scotland. Steph gained an honours degree in Rural Business Management from SRUC Edinburgh [...]

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New sales team focus and new appointment

Posted: March 9, 2021

Meeting demand for sales. At Davidson & Robertson, we have restructured our way of working to meet the demands of growing sales instructions. D&R has created a dedicated sales team that also welcomes a new sales specialist. George Hipwell D&R Director and Head of Rural & Agency said “We’ve seen a real increase in the [...]

Davidson & Robertson Sales Team

Dalchully land has wide ranging potential

Posted: March 2, 2021

New to market is a 260-acre plot of land at Dalchully that demonstrates the flexibility of marginal land with a variety of options, and broad appeal to various sectors. Just under 3 hours from Edinburgh and 50 miles from Inverness, this diverse block of land at Dalchully, Laggan, sits on the edge of the Cairngorms [...]

land at Dalchully

2021 rural market trends – early interest as buyers search rural idyl & natural capital

Posted: February 26, 2021

2020 rural market trends are significantly shaping the way for 2021 says George Hipwell, Director at Davidson. He predicts very competitive markets for rural sales right across the board – from rural estates and lifestyle homes, to forestry, farms and land once considered less profitable. The Covid-19 pandemic created a move to long-term working from [...]

Rural market trends - land Scotland - Davidson Robertson