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Cash for carbon: new woodlands unlock carbon units

woodland carbon - cash in on carbon units

Cash in on climate change mitigation – new woodland unlocks cash for carbon Did you know that if you plant woodland now, or have done so recently, you can trade the carbon sequestration?  Registering your carbon units allows your new ecosystem service to become a financially viable environmental asset. So, as well as receiving grants […]

Land registry – the race is on

Land registry map

Land registry. Have you considered a voluntary registration of your land in the Land Register? There are real benefits to be considered ahead of the 2024 deadline. The Scottish Government set an ambitious target of having 100% of Scotland’s land mass on its Land Register by 2024. Following the introduction of the Land Registration (Scotland) […]

Maintaining realistic mobile mast rental income – 5G & beyond

D&R mobile mast valuation

MOBILE MAST RENTAL INCOME. Demand for better mobile connectivity is nothing new, but with the rollout of 5G on the horizon, it’s more important than ever for landowners to know where they stand. There are likely to be rent reductions ahead – so landlords will need to negotiate. The Digital Economy Act 2017 became law […]

2019 Sales Market Review

property and land sales Davidson and Robertson

D&R saw properties secure good interest in 2019 with strong offers received, averaging 28% over asking price for all properties sold. Last year the market saw the level of interest and speed of sale being determined by the quality of the property and its location with lifestyle properties being dominated by buyers seeking properties within […]

New face takes the helm at D&R Castle Douglas

Colin Beattie

Davidson & Robertson the firm of Rural Surveyors & Consultants with offices across Scotland and Northern England, has appointed a new Branch Manager in Castle Douglas. Colin Beattie joined the D&R team as Branch Manager in Castle Douglas, releasing D&R Director Derek Bathgate to focus on developing the D&R Ayr office. Brought up on a […]

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

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 […]