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Hugh Jones FRICS, FAAV, BSc (Hons)

Hugh advises on a broad range of rural and estate clients across central and north west Scotland and northern England.

With particular expertise in farm business appraisal and consultancy, Hugh undertakes a wide variety of predominantly rurally based work. This includes such matters as in-hand farming; valuation of all types of rural property; sales, purchase and lettings of farms, land and houses; dealing with contract farming agreements; landlord and tenant issues; negotiation of compensation for wayleaves and compulsory purchase; rural planning and development. In particular he is highly praised by his clients for his practical, proactive and business approach.

In recent years Hugh has become more involved in the development of micro and mini- hydro electricity generation schemes. Advising clients on the cost/benefits of such projects as well as dealing with the entire execution of a scheme from survey, design, and planning to final installation.

A fellow of the RICS and of the CAAV (Central Association of Agricultural Valuers) Hugh is a past president of the South of Scotland and Borders Valuers Association and a Lantra accredited consultant under the Farm Business Advisor Accreditation Scheme for Scotland (FBAAS). He is a RICS Registered Valuer and also an AMC appointed valuer.

Born and brought up in Cumbria, Hugh gained a BSc (Hons) degree in agriculture from Reading University. He spent 18 months working in Australia and New Zealand before working as an agricultural advisor in central and north west Scotland for five years with West of Scotland Agricultural College. He joined Edwin Thompson in 1985.

When not attempting to control his large garden, Hugh enjoys cycling, fly fishing, shooting and contemporary music.