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Next generation take the hammer for May Bull Sales

283 pedigree bulls and females on show and sale

United Auctions is putting an experienced team of rising star auctioneers at the helm of the Stirling Bull Sales next month.

In a nod to 2018 being the Year of Young People, a trio of next generation auctioneers – Ross Fotheringham (27), Raymond Kennedy (27) and Murray Rainnie (30) – will between them lead the sales of 283 pedigree bulls and females at the May event.

The Stirling Bull Sales take place at Stirling Agricultural Centre from Sunday 6 May to Monday 7 May 2018.

United Auctions’ commitment to succession planning and advancing people from within the Company is shared by its strategic partner Galbraith, the leading independent property consultancy. Galbraith became the sole, all-year sponsor of the Stirling Bull Sales this year.

At the two-day May event, no less than eight pedigree breeds will be on show and sale.

Judging will take place on Sunday 6 May for Charolais, Simmental and Aberdeen-Angus and on the morning of Monday 7 May for Limousin, Beef Shorthorn, Salers, Highland and Hereford breeds. All sales will be held on the Monday.

This year sees a record entry of Simmental bulls forward, reflecting the growing popularity of the breed in the sale ring.

John Roberts, United Auctions’ Group Sales Director, said: “It’s great to see another breed record entry for Simmentals and we’re delighted to have the support of so many pedigree breeders who recognise the value of being part of the May Bull Sales.

“Handing the gavel for this set of sales to our next generation of leaders is a huge tribute. They may be young in years but they have solid experience of both pedigree and commercial sales under their belts, and it shows just how much confidence we have in them by letting them take the mantle of such an important event.”

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Issued by JK Consultancy on behalf of United Auctions. For further information, please contact Jenny Kumar on 07989557198 / jenny@jkconsultancy.com

 

Notes to editor

 

Photo caption: Next in line: the next generation of United Auctions and Galbraith, the all-year sponsors of the Stirling Bull Sales line up.  (l-r) Raymond Kennedy, Al Christie, Isla King, Ross Fotheringham, Isla Shaw and Murray Rainnie.

 

Judges

Charolais- Neil Blyth, Middleton House Farm, Elwick, Hartlepool

Simmental- Chris Boyd, 9 Glebe Cottages, Ahoghill, Ballymena

Limousin- John Duncan, Dyke Farm Cottage, Milton of Campsie, Glasgow

Salers- Ian Smith, Netherton, Whitehouse, Alford

Beef Shorthorn- Cathryn Williamson, Balnespick Farm, Kincraig

Aberdeen-Angus- Emma Hodge, Rulesmains, Duns

 

SHOW & SALE PROGRAMME

 

Friday 4 May

5pm                          Yard opens

 

Saturday 5 May

2pm                          Charolais bull inspection

3pm                          Aberdeen-Angus bull inspection

4pm                          Simmental bull inspection

 

Sunday 6 May

10.30am                Show of Charolais bulls

12 noon                 Show of Simmental bulls

12 noon                 Beef Shorthorn bull inspection followed by Salers, Highland & Hereford bulls

1pm                          Limousin bull inspection followed by females

2pm                          Show of Aberdeen-Angus bulls

 

Monday 7 May

9am                          Show of Limousin bulls followed by females

10.30am                Show of Beef Shorthorn bulls followed by Salers and parade of Highland & Hereford cattle

10.45am                Sale of Charolais bulls (42)

11.45am                Sale of Simmental bulls (73) followed by Limousin (66 & 12 females), Salers (9), Beef Shorthorn (12), Hereford (1), Highland (6) and Aberdeen-Angus (61 & 1 female).

 

About United Auctions

United Auctions are Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers and procurement specialists and operate a network of different auction markets across Scotland, including Stirling, Huntly, Lairg, Dalmally, Tiree, Islay, South Uist and Oban. The company conducts auctions of both commercial and pedigree livestock, including the world-famous Stirling Bull Sales, and provides farm-to-farm and farm-to-abattoir procurement services.

 

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“Top bulls” line up for Stirling Bull Sales

Galbraith as new sole sponsor of national event

United Auctions are set to welcome a record number of Salers forward, the first official sale of Lincoln Reds, a new sole sponsor and much more when the Stirling Bull Sales kick off next month.

Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers will host no less than 962 pedigree bulls and females on show and sale at the February Bull Sales. The two-week event takes place at Stirling Agricultural Centre from Sunday 4 February to Monday 5 February and continues from Sunday 18 February to Tuesday 20 February 2018 at United Auctions’ headquarters, Stirling Agricultural Centre.

Importantly, February 2018 marks the start of sole, all-year sponsorship by Galbraith of the Stirling Bull Sales which take place in February, May and October annually.

The leading independent property consultancy has a long, strategic partnership with United Auctions, which continues to go from strength to strength. The national sales centre of Galbraith is based at the Agricultural Centre in the City of Stirling and together with United Auctions, the two Stirling businesses employ more than 350 people.

George Purves, Managing Director of United Auctions said: “The Stirling Bull Sales are well recognised as one of the most important dates in the farming calendar. Three times a year the City enjoys an out-of-season influx of visitors with demand in hotels, bars, restaurants and conference facilities providing a welcome local economic boost.

“Gaining year-long support from Galbraith of this world-famous event represents a significant investment in and long-term commitment to the City of Stirling, to Scottish agriculture, and beyond. We’re delighted to welcome them as sole sponsor from this year going forward.”

Simon Brown, head of rural and residential sales and lettings at Galbraith, said: “The Stirling Bull Sales showcase the best pedigrees in the country and we’re delighted to support such a prestigious event.

“This sponsorship is testament to our commitment as rural specialists and allows us to gain greater brand exposure amongst our target audience. We very much look forward to strengthening our successful relationship with United Auctions throughout the year.”

 

All about the pedigree…

Popular Sunday judging continues at the Stirling Bull Sales with the main sales held on the Monday of week one and the Monday and Tuesday of week two.

This year, the Bull Sales hosts a total of ten breeds, including the first official sale of pedigree Lincoln Red bulls taking place on the afternoon of Monday 5 February following a parade on Sunday 4 February in the exhibition hall.

A highlight of week one will be the chance for breeders and commercial buyers to source great genetics from the part dispersal of the Perthshire-based Coldrochie Beef Shorthorn herd from Douglas McMillan who is retiring. Coldrochie stock has achieved considerable success at both national and local shows. The autumn calving portion together with a crop of young bulls, comprising 27 lots, will be sold on Monday 5 February while the spring calving portion will be dispersed in May.

The herd has an excellent health and production record and bulls and draft females have met a strong demand at the Stirling sales.

An all-time record of pedigree Salers bulls (44) and females (25) forward in week two can be seen at the pre-sale show on Sunday 18 February and the sale on Monday 19 February.

Meanwhile a major reduction of the Woodhall herd, comprising 55 lots, from the late Hector Macaskill will be held on the morning of Monday 19 February. Established in 1976, this herd of Simmentals has tremendous breeding with a consistent source of top class pedigree and commercial stud bulls.

John Roberts, United Auctions’ Group Sales Director, said: “The top bulls are coming to be sold in Stirling at the February Bull Sales – from Shetland to Somerset and Aberdeen to Tiree and Northern Ireland – offering a leading line up in both number and quality bloodlines. It’s also fantastic to see the growth in the Salers breed and we’re delighted to welcome the first foundation sale of Lincoln Reds.”

Full catalogue details for the Sales will be also available on the Stirling Bull Sales’ page of United Auctions’ websitealong with access to the sale ring’s live webcam. Opportunities for photographs are available from the Saturday of each week.

 

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Issued by JK Consultancy on behalf of United Auctions. For further information, please contact Jenny Kumar on 07989557198 / jenny@jkconsultancy.com

 

Notes to editor

Judges

Aberdeen-AngusAlan Morrison, The Acre, Drummeer, Maguiresbridge

Beef ShorthornCarey Coombs, Weston Farm, Dunsyre, Carnwath

LimousinIan Nimmo, Bogside Farm, Newmains, Wishaw

SalersAlisdair Davidson, Poldean, Wamphray, Moffat

SimmentalAnne MacPherson, Blackford Farm, Croy, Inverness

CharolaisArwel Owen, Tynewydd, Garthbeibio, Foel, Welshpool

 

SHOW & SALE PROGRAMME

Friday 2 February

5pm                           Yard opens

 

Saturday 3 February

7am                           Yard opens

11.30am                  Aberdeen-Angus bull inspection

2.30pm                     Beef Shorthorn bull inspection followed by Lincoln Red, Hereford and Luing bulls

 

Sunday 4 February

10am                         Show of Aberdeen-Angus females followed by bulls

2pm                           Limousin bull inspection followed by British Blue bulls

2.30pm                     Show of Beef Shorthorn females followed by bulls and parade of Lincoln Red, Hereford and Luing bulls

 

Monday 5 February

10am                         Parade of Limousin females followed by Show of bulls

10.30am                  Sale of Aberdeen-Angus bulls (175) followed by females (8)

11am                         Sale of Beef Shorthorn females (24) including dispersal of the Coldrochie herd (27) PART

 

1.30pm                     Sale of Beef Shorthorn bulls (96) followed by Lincoln Red (3), Hereford (5) and Luing

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3.30pm                     Sale of British Blue bulls (2), Limousin bulls (99) followed by Limousin females (4)

 

Friday 16 February

5pm                           Yard opens

 

Saturday 17 February

7am                           Yard opens

12 noon                    Simmental bull inspection followed by show females

 

Sunday 18 February

10am                         Salers bull inspection

11am                         Show of Simmental females followed by bulls

11.30am                  Charolais bull inspection followed by show females

2.30pm                     Show of Salers females followed by bulls

 

Monday 19 February

10.30am                  Sale of Simmental females (31) including major reduction of the Woodhall herd (55)

11am                         Sale of Salers bulls (44)

12 noon                    Show of Charolais females followed by bulls

12.30pm                  Sale of Salers females (25)

12.45pm                  Sale of Simmental bulls (183)

Tuesday 20 February

10.30 am                 Sale of Charolais bulls (171) followed by females (9)

About United Auctions

United Auctions are Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers and procurement specialists and operate a network of different auction markets across Scotland, including Stirling, Huntly, Lairg, Dalmally, Tiree, Islay, South Uist and Oban. The company conducts auctions of both commercial and pedigree livestock, including the world-famous Stirling Bull Sales, and provides farm-to-farm and farm-to-abattoir procurement services.

 

 

 

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CKD Galbraith invests in commercial with senior level appointment

CKD Galbraith’s commercial property division has made a senior level appointment to its commercial agency team with the recruitment of David Clarke from CBRE Global Investors in London.

Senior commercial surveyor David Clarke will be based between the offices in Edinburgh and Stirling and brings a wealth of experience in the commercial property investment field, having asset managed significant mixed portfolios across the UK.

A son of Perthshire from a farming background, David has returned to Scotland, having spent thirteen years in the London commercial investment scene with CBRE Global Investors, ING Real Estate and DTZ.

He will be an integral part of the commercial team, which has grown significantly over the last six years with teams now operating in Edinburgh, Perth and Stirling.  David will work alongside partner Richard Higgins who divides his time between Stirling and Edinburgh.

David’s commercial remit is to further develop the firm’s private client investment consultancy and help drive the expanding commercial agency reach across Scotland while his energy portfolio will include assisting on a large-scale offshore wind farm instruction and delivering specialist energy advice, including complex renewables valuation consultancy.

Richard Higgins of CKD Galbraith said: “David’s unique set of analytical and valuation skills coupled with his high-level knowledge and experience makes him a real asset for the firm as we continue to develop and expand our commercial and energy divisions.”

David Clarke said: “I’m delighted to have moved back to Scotland am very pleased to have joined CKD Galbraith at what is a very exciting time for one of Scotland’s leading independent property firms. I look forward to working in the commercial investment sector in both an agency and advisory capacity and advising clients on the property aspects of some key utilities and renewable energy projects.”

Earlier this week, CKD Galbraith announced the opening of their new office in Aberdeen.

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Issued by JK Consultancy on behalf of CKD Galbraith. For further information please contact: Jenny Kumar on 07989 5571989 or email jenny@jkconsultancy.com

Notes to editor

CKD Galbraith is an independent property consultancy employing 250 staff in offices in Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth, Cupar, Inverness, Aberfeldy, Castle Douglas, Ayr, Elgin, Galashiels, Kelso, Peebles, Alyth and Aberdeen.

The firm provides the full range of property consulting services across the commercial, residential, rural and renewable energy sectors throughout Scotland. CKD Galbraith also enjoys a successful relationship with its associate firm in London, CKD Kennedy Macpherson.

CKD Galbraith’s commercial arm delivers partner-led commercial property intelligence across a range of services, including property and asset management, professional services, investment consultancy, sales, lettings and acquisitions, project co-ordination, facilities management and building surveying.

To find out more about CKD Galbraith visit www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk or follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/ckdgalbraith and Twitter: twitter.com/ckdgalbraith.

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New tenants sought for Hebridean lifestyle opportunity on Islay

A unique opportunity to take on a thriving business on the ‘Queen of the Hebrides’ is now available as tenants are being sought to run Bridgend Post Office and General Store on the Scottish island of Islay.

After almost 40 years building the business, which generates an annual turnover of around £1.8million, current proprietor Jimmy Campbell is set to retire.

Islay Estates Company has instructed Scottish property consultants CKD Galbraith to seek rental offers in the region of £25,000 per annum to take over the store together with a three-bedroom cottage, freezer shop and filling station on an initial ten-year lease.

The store is located in the small hamlet of Bridgend, perfectly placed for passing trade at the centre of the island, which is home to a thriving agricultural and tourist industry and best known for its eight whisky distilleries, including Bowmore, Ardbeg and Lagavulin.

Harry Stott, Associate of CKD Galbraith said: “This is a unique instruction and offers a life-changing opportunity for someone to take on an established, thriving shop that has an excellent track record and is for many the heartbeat of this magical isle.”

The shop, which extends to 850 sq ft of retail space and includes a Post Office counter, is extremely popular with locals and tourists with its ideal location on the main junction where the road from Port Askaig to Port Ellen meets the road to Port Charlotte and Portnahaven.

It offers sustenance to hungry travelers, clothing to protect against inclement weather and a selection of warming spirits as well as a single petrol pump and double diesel pump to help travelers on their way.

The Freezer Shop is a further retail area of around 440 sq ft adjacent to Bridgend Shop, selling freezer goods, hardware and an extensive range of garden plants.

Attached to the store is a single-storey three-bed cottage, which is formerly the home of the present occupier that is currently being used as an office with the kitchen and bathroom as facilities for staff, but can easily be reverted to provide living accommodation for a new occupier.

The future tenant will be required to negotiate with the current tenant over the purchase of existing stock. In addition, they will need to be licensed to take over the Post Office business and to sell alcohol.

For enquiries, contact Harry Stott or Liz Cunningham on 01738 451 111.

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Notes to Editor

  • The full address is Bridgend, Islay PA44 7PQ.

 

Issued by JK Consultancy on behalf of CKD Galbraith. For further information please contact: Jenny Kumar on 07989 5571989 or email jenny@jkconsultancy.com

CKD Galbraith is an independent property consultancy employing 250 staff in offices in Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth, Cupar, Inverness, Aberfeldy, Castle Douglas, Ayr, Elgin, Galashiels, Kelso, Peebles, Alyth and Aberdeen.

The firm provides the full range of property consulting services across the commercial, residential, rural and renewable energy sectors throughout Scotland. CKD Galbraith also enjoys a successful relationship with its associate firm in London, CKD Kennedy Macpherson.

CKD Galbraith’s commercial arm delivers partner-led commercial property intelligence across a range of services, including property and asset management, professional services, investment consultancy, sales, lettings and acquisitions, project co-ordination, facilities management and building surveying.

To find out more about CKD Galbraith visit www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk or follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/ckdgalbraith and Twitter: twitter.com/ckdgalbraith.

New HQ in Motherwell for call centre firm Ascensos

CKD Galbraith secures new HQ for Ascensos

Independent property consultancy CKD Galbraith has secured headquarters in Lanarkshire on behalf of newly launched contact centre firm Ascensos.

CKD Galbraith’s commercial agency division was instructed by Ascensos in January to assist the executive team in finding the right centre of operations for their new outsourcing and contact centre business.

Partner Richard Higgins led the nine-month process, which culminated in the purchase of 250 Airbles Road in Motherwell for an undisclosed sum. The two storey purpose-built premises extends to 25,750 sq ft and was previously used as a call centre.

Ascensos, which describes itself as the next generation of contact centres, was created by former beCogent executives and will become operational in January 2014, creating 600 new jobs over three years. The new company benefited from a £1.8million grant from Scottish Enterprise.

Richard Higgins said: “We worked with colleagues in our building surveying division who carried out a full building survey and advice on refurbishment options and costs to provide a comprehensive and directed service to complete the property deal for this exciting new business.

“With their ambitions for growth, we worked with Ascensos to develop a specific remit for the right building. From 20 possibilities, we shortlisted three, including the Airbles Road building, which we knew through good connections was just coming to market. An early approach to the selling agents enabled a deal to be struck and the embryonic Ascensos to accelerate their process.”

John Devlin, the company’s managing director, said: “We’re absolutely delighted with the quality of support from CKD Galbraith. We were guided through the process by Richard and the team to the nth degree and are more than satisfied with the premises. We knew we could very easily make it our own building. It’s the right configuration and location with great transport links, good catchment area for recruitment and sited on a good bit of land, making it a pleasant place to work. Importantly, it was also a good property deal for us.”

CBRE acted for the vendor in the transaction.

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Notes to Editor

  • The full address is 250 Airbles Road, Motherwell, ML1 3AT

 

Issued by JK Consultancy on behalf of CKD Galbraith. For further information please contact: Jenny Kumar on 07989 5571989 or email jenny@jkconsultancy.com

CKD Galbraith is an independent property consultancy employing 250 staff in offices in Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth, Cupar, Inverness, Aberfeldy, Castle Douglas, Ayr, Elgin, Galashiels, Kelso, Peebles, Alyth and Aberdeen.

The firm provides the full range of property consulting services across the commercial, residential, rural and renewable energy sectors throughout Scotland. CKD Galbraith also enjoys a successful relationship with its associate firm in London, CKD Kennedy Macpherson.

CKD Galbraith’s commercial arm delivers partner-led commercial property intelligence across a range of services, including property and asset management, professional services, investment consultancy, sales, lettings and acquisitions, project co-ordination, facilities management and building surveying.

To find out more about CKD Galbraith visit www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk or follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/ckdgalbraith and Twitter: twitter.com/ckdgalbraith.

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CKD Galbraith boosts commercial team with two new appointments

The commercial division of independent property consultancy CKD Galbraith is investing in the future of its agency and building surveying teams with two new recruits.

Commercial agency surveyor Katie Gibson joins the agency and investment team from DTZ. A graduate of Heriot-Watt University in 2008 with a BSc in Estate Management, Katie qualified as a chartered surveyor in May 2013.

She has been involved in the sale of Robert Gordon University’s city centre campus and acted for high profile landlords such as Edinburgh Airport Limited, AWG and Thistle Property Group. Katie has also managed more than 100,000 sq ft of commercial property, making her well placed to offer an all-round occupier service.

Reuben Birch has been appointed graduate building surveyor, expanding Edinburgh’s commercial building surveying team to four full-time roles.

A graduate this year from Edinburgh Napier with a BSc in Building Surveying, Reuben will be involved in the full range of commercial building surveying services.

The new recruits are based at the firm’s headquarters in Edinburgh.

Martin Cassels, building surveying partner at CKD Galbraith, said: “Reuben hails from Buckie in Morayshire so has a good understanding of the breadth and diversity of the company. He will be shadowing the team for on-the-job training and support to build experience and work towards his APC.”

Pam Over, managing partner of CKD Galbraith said: “We’re delighted to appoint these two fresh and dynamic individuals as an investment in their future and ours as they help bolster our commercial offering across Scotland.”

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Notes to Editor

Issued by JK Consultancy on behalf of CKD Galbraith. For further information please contact: Jenny Kumar on 07989 5571989 or email jenny@jkconsultancy.com

CKD Galbraith is an independent property consultancy employing 250 staff in offices in Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth, Cupar, Inverness, Aberfeldy, Castle Douglas, Ayr, Elgin, Galashiels, Kelso, Peebles, Alyth and Aberdeen.

The firm provides the full range of property consulting services across the commercial, residential, rural and renewable energy sectors throughout Scotland. CKD Galbraith also enjoys a successful relationship with its associate firm in London, CKD Kennedy Macpherson.

CKD Galbraith’s commercial arm delivers partner-led commercial property intelligence across a range of services, including property and asset management, professional services, investment consultancy, sales, lettings and acquisitions, project co-ordination, facilities management and building surveying.

To find out more about CKD Galbraith visit www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk or follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/ckdgalbraith and Twitter: twitter.com/ckdgalbraith.

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CKD Galbraith offers fifth floor suite with ‘altitude’ to let at Edinburgh Quay

CKD Galbraith is offering a fifth floor suite in one of the capital’s highest office buildings to let with stunning panoramic views of the city.

The self-contained, open plan suite at One Edinburgh Quay, which extends to 10,100 sq ft, is available as a whole floor to a single occupier or split into a rear suite of 6,600 sq ft and front suite of 3,500 sq ft.

Its location in a prominent waterside position at 133 Fountainbridge, part of Edinburgh’s bustling Exchange District, which is already home to a host of financial, legal and government companies, including Tods Murray, Lloyds Banking Group, Barclays, Companies House and Pinsent Masons, makes the towering suite ideal for occupiers in similar sectors.

The star feature of this high quality Grade A office accommodation is the dramatic sweeping vista over the capital city, including Edinburgh Castle across the west of the city and east towards Arthur’s seat, and- on a good day – the Firth of Forth.

Michael Clements, marketing agent at CKD Galbraith, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for a company to secure exceptional quality space in a landmark building with a breathtaking outlook right in the heart of Edinburgh’s prime office district.

“It will appeal to a company with the right ‘altitude’ and is certain to impress staff and clients.”

The suite is accessed via three passenger lifts from a striking, fully glazed, double height reception area, which features contemporary décor with a full time concierge and it benefits from three secure basement car parking spaces.

Quay One is part of a larger mixed-use development at Edinburgh Quay, which offers a range of vibrant amenities combining high quality apartments with restaurant and bar facilities, including Zizzi, Cargo and Hyde Out as well as a Tesco Local store.

And it is only 10 minutes’ walk from Princes Street and Haymarket Station with easy access to the City Bypass, West Edinburgh and Edinburgh International Airport.

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Notes to Editor

  • The full address is One Edinburgh Quay, 133 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QG.
  • The building is fully DDA compliant.

Issued by JK Consultancy on behalf of CKD Galbraith. For further information please contact: Jenny Kumar on 07989 5571989 or email jenny@jkconsultancy.com

CKD Galbraith is an independent property consultancy employing 250 staff in offices in Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth, Cupar, Inverness, Aberfeldy, Castle Douglas, Ayr, Elgin, Galashiels, Kelso, Peebles, Alyth and Aberdeen.

The firm provides the full range of property consulting services across the commercial, residential, rural and renewable energy sectors throughout Scotland. CKD Galbraith also enjoys a successful relationship with its associate firm in London, CKD Kennedy Macpherson.

CKD Galbraith’s commercial arm delivers partner-led commercial property intelligence across a range of services, including property and asset management, professional services, investment consultancy, sales, lettings and acquisitions, project co-ordination, facilities management and building surveying.

To find out more about CKD Galbraith visit www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk or follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/ckdgalbraith and Twitter: twitter.com/ckdgalbraith.

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Edinburgh Q3 office take up at highest level since 2008

CKD Galbraith reports significant signs of improvement in the commercial office sector as Edinburgh sees its strongest quarterly uptake in office space since the start of the recession in 2008.

The independent Scottish property consultancy found that overall take up in Q3 (July to September 2013) will be in excess of 270,000 sq ft – a 225% increase on the previous quarter (at approximately 120,000 sq ft).

Significant lettings include:

West Edinburgh

  • 85,000 sq ft at 3 Lochside Avenue (whole building) to Sainsbury’s Bank
  • 33,000 sq ft to Jardine Lloyd Thompson at 7 Lochside Avenue.

Edinburgh City centre

  • 55,000 sq ft at Capital House to Bank of New York Mellon
  • 32,000 sq ft at Atria One to PwC
  • Skyscanner have taken the remaining landlord space at Quartermile One.

 

Michael Clements, marketing agent at CKD Galbraith, said: “The level of uptake this quarter has demonstrated that there is a strong demand for high quality Grade A accommodation in the Edinburgh market.

“However, these recent lettings have further eroded the supply of this type of premium office space, which is now extremely tight in the city centre.

“With little new development underway and several larger requirements in the market, it is likely that supply will tighten further in the short term, which should result in increased rental levels, reduced incentives and potentially some further pre-letting activity on other schemes in the city.”

He added: “If this trend continues, we could shortly see the Edinburgh market flip back from being a tenant’s market to a landlord’s market.”

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Notes to Editor

Issued by JK Consultancy on behalf of CKD Galbraith. For further information please contact: Jenny Kumar on 07989 5571989 or email jenny@jkconsultancy.com

CKD Galbraith is an independent property consultancy employing 250 staff in offices in Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth, Cupar, Inverness, Aberfeldy, Castle Douglas, Ayr, Elgin, Galashiels, Kelso, Peebles, Alyth and Aberdeen. The firm provides the full range of property consulting services across the commercial, residential, rural and renewable energy sectors throughout Scotland. CKD Galbraith also enjoys a successful relationship with its associate firm in London, CKD Kennedy Macpherson.

CKD Galbraith’s commercial arm delivers partner-led commercial property intelligence across a range of services, including property and asset management, professional services, investment consultancy, sales, lettings and acquisitions, project co-ordination, facilities management and building surveying.

To find out more about CKD Galbraith visit www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk or follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/ckdgalbraith and Twitter: twitter.com/ckdgalbraith.

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CKD Galbraith secures hat-trick of Central Edinburgh deals

CKD Galbraith, the independent property consultancy, has seen an increase in activity for city centre office space with three deals in the capital completed within one month.

Acting on behalf of landlord J. Smart & Co. (Contractors) PLC, the Partnership has let the second floor office at Cairncross House on Edinburgh’s Union Street to Republic of Media, an independent communications planning company, on a five-year lease.

The 666 sq foot suite at the four-storey, purpose-built office building, situated in Edinburgh’s New Town within the Broughton district, has been recently refurbished.

And at Crichton House (below) in Edinburgh’s old town, the second floor mezzanine suite, which extends to approximately 650 sq ft, has been let to the Scottish Labour Party at a rent of £20 per sq ft.

Crichton House

 

CKD Galbraith acquired the modern open plan office development in 2011 for the private owner in an off-market deal for £1.62million. Other occupiers include national homeless charity Crisis and Scottish Building Employers Federation.

While at 53 George Street (pictured top), CKD Galbraith secured tenant Ellis IP, an intellectual property consultancy, in a second floor suite on behalf of landlord The Stewart Society.

The redecorated office extends to 517 sq ft and is situated in one of Scotland’s prime business locations. The space was secured on confidential terms for a three-year period.

Michael Clements, Marketing agent at CKD Galbraith said: “It’s really encouraging to see that increased levels of interest for office space at the start of the year has developed into real letting activity over the summer.”

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Notes to Editor
Full addresses for the properties are:
• Cairncross House, 25 Union Street, Edinburgh EH1 3RL
• Crichton House, Crichton Close, Holyrood, Edinburgh EH8 8DT
• 53 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2HT

Issued on behalf of CKD Galbraith by JK Consultancy. For further information, please contact Jenny Kumar on 07989 5571989 or jenny@jkconsultancy.com

CKD Galbraith is an independent property consultancy employing 250 staff in offices in Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth, Cupar, Inverness, Aberfeldy, Castle Douglas, Ayr, Elgin, Galashiels, Kelso, Peebles, Alyth and Aberdeen.

The firm provides the full range of property consulting services across the commercial, residential, rural and renewable energy sectors throughout Scotland. CKD Galbraith also enjoys a successful relationship with its associate firm in London, CKD Kennedy Macpherson.

CKD Galbraith’s commercial arm delivers partner-led commercial property intelligence across a range of services, including property and asset management, professional services, investment consultancy, sales, lettings and acquisitions, project co-ordination, facilities management and building surveying.

To find out more about CKD Galbraith visit www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk or follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/ckdgalbraith and Twitter: twitter.com/ckdgalbraith.

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CKD Galbraith seeks eight new recruits for continued expansion in Scotland

CKD Galbraith, the Scottish independent property consultancy, is recruiting for eight positions across the firm in a bid to continue expanding its reach throughout Scotland.

The news follows yesterday’s announcement of the partnership’s major expansion of its rural services through a merger with Hayes Macfarlane, an established farm and estates management business based in Aberdeenshire and Perthshire.

The positions cover a range of levels, including one senior and three graduate posts, extending across the firm’s energy, rural and sporting agency divisions with half the roles in the commercial team, including building surveying.

Pam Over, managing partner for the commercial team at CKD Galbraith, said: “After a successful 12 months, we are on track for another healthy year and this recruitment campaign forms part of our ambitious plans for continued expansion in the Scottish marketplace.

“With a strategic eye to the future and our commitment in supporting new talent, we are particularly pleased to offer a number of graduate roles for fresh, motivated individuals eager to be trained by an experienced team.

“In return we offer potential for career progression and personal development within a progressive firm with an interesting and varied workload.”

CKD Galbraith are recruiting for the following positions:

  • Commercial Investment Agent at senior level, based in Edinburgh
  • Sporting Agent, based in Perthshire
  • Rural Surveyor / Land Agent based across Scotland
  • Commercial Property and Energy Surveyor, based in Stirling
  • Environmental Technician / Wayleave Negotiator, based in Perth
  • Graduate Commercial Surveyor, based in Edinburgh
  • Graduate Building Surveyor, based in Edinburgh
  • GIS Technician – graduate level, based in Perth

 

Full information on all posts can be viewed at www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk/working-for-us

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Notes to Editor

  • The merger with Hayes Macfarlane will take effect as of 1 July this year. Hayes Macfarlane will become part of CKD Galbraith operation, taking its network of regional offices throughout Scotland to 14 and will now include Aberdeen and Alyth.
  • Sporting Lets, CKD Galbraith’s Sporting Agency department is based in Perth and offers the widest selection of fishing, shooting or stalking in Scotland and Ireland with over 60 retained estates, of which the majority are also management clients.

Issued by JK Consultancy on behalf of CKD Galbraith. For further information please contact: Jenny Kumar on 07989 5571989 or email jenny@jkconsultancy.com

CKD Galbraith is an independent property consultancy employing 250 staff in offices in Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth, Cupar, Inverness, Aberfeldy, Castle Douglas, Ayr, Elgin, Galashiels, Kelso, Peebles, Alyth and Aberdeen.

The firm provides the full range of property consulting services across the commercial, residential, rural and renewable energy sectors throughout Scotland. CKD Galbraith also enjoys a successful relationship with its associate firm in London, CKD Kennedy Macpherson.

CKD Galbraith’s commercial arm delivers partner-led commercial property intelligence across a range of services, including property and asset management, professional services, investment consultancy, sales, lettings and acquisitions, project co-ordination, facilities management and building surveying.

To find out more about CKD Galbraith visit www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk or follow us on Facebook: facebook.com/ckdgalbraith and Twitter: twitter.com/ckdgalbraith.