GALBRAITH has welcomed two new members of staff to its residential and rural teams in Ayr, as part of its continued expansion plan. Mairi MacDonald and Jake Shaw-Tan are the two latest appointments, following on from the 23 additional members of staff who joined the firm this year.

Mairi, a graduate rural surveyor, has now started two-years of training, working closely with the rural team covering the South West of Scotland.

Galbraith rural surveyor Alice Wilson said: “I am delighted Mairi has joined the team. Our graduates’ benefit from a structured training programme where they learn every aspect of rural surveying and also work closely with our forestry and estate management teams to offer clients a first-class service. Mairi is joining a growing firm with great opportunities for career progression.”

Head of Galbraith’s Ayr office, Bob Cherry, welcomed surveyor Jake Shaw-Tan: "This year has proved to be exceptionally busy in our Ayr office and the residential market in particular has benefited from the boom in demand for property in Glasgow which in turn has resulted in keen interest in some parts of Ayrshire where prices are relatively lower. We expect continued activity over the next few quarters, with particularly strong demand in the £250k to £400k price bracket.”