GALBRAITH have announced that they are to merge with Land Factor, a specialised rural estate management company.

Galbraith is a long-established company with particular expertise in the rural estate market, acting for clients in Scotland, the UK and internationally, while Land Factor provides land management services from its offices in Northumberland and Cumbria.

The merger, which will take effect on April 1, 2019, will see Land Factor becoming a fully integrated part of Galbraith. Land Factor personnel will continue to serve the needs of existing clients as part of the Galbraith team.

Chairman of Galbraith, Iain Russell, said: “We are delighted to be merging with such an established and successful firm as Land Factor. Both firms currently operate across the border and joining forces will enable us to provide enhanced rural services across a wider geographic area. Land Factor has been particularly strong in both estate management and forestry and our combined skills should deliver greater benefit to clients.”

irector of Land Factor, Tom Warde-Aldam, said: “We have taken great pride in building a successful firm offering specialist estate and land management services and becoming part of Galbraith will enable us to not only continue providing these services but to explore new opportunities.

“Both ourselves and Galbraith have for many years been committed to an ethos of being independent companies providing the highest quality of personal service. These shared values, plus having greater strength and depth, will serve the interests of clients.”