Savills expands rural division in Scotland

Hugo Struthers

SAVILLS Rural, Energy and Projects (REP) is seeking new talent in Scotland following recent business growth and a number of promotions and new hires.

The firm is recruiting in areas including food and farming, forestry, energy, infrastructure projects, architecture and building surveying.

Hugo Struthers, head of Savills REP, said, “The Scottish rural sector is an exciting place to work right now and it has never been more relevant to the overall economy. Following a successful 12 months we have made some recent promotions and additions and are growing our teams further. These changes will help our rural clients capitalise on the many opportunities being created by the growth of natural capital, the expanding green economy and an increasingly diversified rural landscape.

“Despite the challenges of the pandemic, the pace shows no signs of slowing. We will continue to support our clients and grow our business further over the coming months.”

To service the firm’s expanding rural division, Ewan Reid, has been made director in the forestry team in Perth. The forestry investment and valuation team has also been bolstered by the addition of director Anna Henderson, who has returned from a national role based in London. She previously spent 15 years with the rural agency team at Savills in Edinburgh.

Also in Perth, Jayne Macleod has been promoted to associate director as senior PA and office manager and Lachlan Scott becomes an associate in the office’s food and farming team.

In Savills Dumfries, Susan Dunbar has been promoted to associate director, while Chris Thomson joins the rural agency team in Edinburgh from Savills Residential, also as associate director.