SAVILLS has bolstered its estate management service in South-west Scotland with two new additions to the team in Dumfries and Ayr. 
Gordon Kerr has joined the firm as a director in Dumfries and Caroline Campbell has joined as an associate director and head of estate management in Ayr.
Mr Kerr joins Savills after leaving Smiths Gore in 2014 to work for RK Harrison Insurance Brokers. He joined Smiths Gore’s Preston office in 2004 as a graduate, where he completed his MRICS qualification, later moving to Scotland to undertake a range of professional and private client work. He will lead Savills' management of key estates in Dumfries.
Ms Campbell also began at Smiths Gore, working in the Dumfries office and qualifying as a rural surveyor. She joined Savills from CKD Galbraith in Ayr. 
She has more than 15 years’ experience in rural management and consultancy work on private estates in South-west Scotland, and has also undertaken professional work for both private and public sector clients. Ms Campbell will be assisted at Savills by Ruth Sprott, who also joins from CKD Galbraith, Ayr.
Savills head of estate management in Scotland, Mark Fogden, said: “Scottish Land Reform is quickly changing the way land is owned and managed in Scotland. The appointment of two experts will further strengthen our existing estate management offering across the South-west Scotland. 
"This will help ensure our clients meet new obligations and optimising many new opportunities that are open to forward looking landowners.”