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Anastasia Young BA(Hons)

Ana Young graduated from SRUC Aberdeen in 2019 with a 2:1 in Rural Business Management BA(Hons). She is currently working towards becoming RICS qualified and is keen to gain experience in all aspects of her work. She grew up in a remote area of the Scottish Highlands where her love for agriculture and field sports began. She spends her spare time out and about with Whinnie, her working cocker spaniel.

Kate Jenkins MRICS MRTPI

Kate is a dual Chartered Rural Surveyor and Rural Planner with Edwin Thompson having joined the firm in 2019. Before joining the firm Kate worked as Land Agent for firms with national coverage, the Forestry Commission and also a range of planning consultant roles. Kate has, most recently, focussed on planning consultancy and has an excellent record in achieving permissions for rural, residential and commercial projects. Kate brings a broad knowledge of land agency and planning matters having worked in a variety of settings throughout Scotland. Kate lives near Peebles, in the Scottish Borders and when away from work can be found renovating properties, fell racing or distance swimming in lochs.

Dr Suzanne Lampert

Suzanne went to school in the Scottish Borders and returned to the area after completing her studies. She graduated in Economics from the University of Strathclyde before gaining an MSc in Research Methods and Human Geography from the University of Reading and then a PhD in Economics. Whilst undertaking her doctorate, Suzanne worked for the Department of Real Estate and Planning and tutored undergraduate Land Managements students in Property and Investment Economics. Suzanne holds the National Federation of Property Professionals Level 6 Technical Award in Residential Lettings and Property Management. Suzanne assists in the day to day running of the Residential Lettings Department.


Alan Young MNAEA

Alan recently joined the Edwin Thompson team after working in the Property Department of a Borders firm of Solicitors for 8 years. He currently assists with sales in Estate Agency, Commercial Department and Lettings.

Alan has successfully passed a course set by The National Federation of Property Professionals and has gained a Scottish Technical Award in the Sale of Residential Property. He has also passed his NVQ level 3 in Business Administration and is currently studying for a Technical Award in Residential Letting and Property Management.

Graduate Commercial/ General Practice Surveyor

Required to join our Commercial Department assisting with a broad spectrum of professional work operating principally from our Galashiels office, but also from our Berwick-upon-Tweed branch, covering the South of Scotland and North Northumberland. The work will include:


Residential/Commercial Valuations.

Survey Reports.

Rating Valuations and Appeals.

Lease Renewals and Rent Reviews.

Commercial Agency.


The successful applicant will have an RICS accredited degree, be well organised, enthusiastic, keen to progress, demonstrate good attention to detail and overall competence. He/she will be given the opportunity to develop particular lines of expertise and interest.


Edwin Thompson are a forward thinking multi-disciplined firm offering comprehensive on-the-job training and full support in attaining RICS qualifications.


Written applications with CV to [email protected]