At Rettie the work in our Rural team is not just business to us. It's our way of life. Our Directors have personal farming interests so the wellbeing of rural Scotland and ongoing farming concerns are very important to us. Likewise, as we are stakeholders in Rettie, our success stems from our clients’ success.

We have worked hard to secure a reputation for success, innovation and creating and sustaining client relationshops that endure. Four of our Directors are involved in their own family farming business and five are Rural Practice Qualified Chartered Surveyors. Together, our team have over 100 years of cumulative experience in dealing with rural property matters.

This includes many of Scotland's most significant rural estate, farm and portfolio transactions. We are respected for our innovative, professional and commercial approach to business. As a result, we are well placed to help advise and assist on the wide range of complex rural matters and issues affecting farmers and landowners today.

50 Hide Hill, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, TD15 1AB

Meet The Team

  • Simon Rettie FRICS
    Managing Director
  • Fergus Thomson MRICS FAAV
    Associate Director
  • Matthew Benson
    Director - Development Services
  • Andrew Smith MRICS
    Director of Country House Sales

Our Expertise

Our team of professional surveyors have been trusted with rural property management and professional services for some of the country’s best-known estates. We tailor our services to meet our clients strategic and practical needs as we support with day-to-day challenges as well as looking for new opportunities for our clients' farms, land or estates. Whether we’re dealing with five acres or fifteen thousand acres, clients' can always count on receiving the same high quality attention to detail and impartial advice.


  • Chris Hall and the Rettie Rural Team have provided me with advice on a number of property matters for many years now. Their advice has been consistently well researched, carefully considered, and appropriate and I would be happy to recommend their services to third parties.

    R McNeil, Perthshire
  • May I just throw in my own penny-worth of appreciation of your collective and individual sterling works in guiding us to this outcome. It’s been a hell of a journey, but you’ve held it all together against considerable odds and I both congratulate and applaud you. Thank you very much indeed.

    DF Executor, Mugdrum Estate, Fife
  • Over the past ten years or so I have enjoyed a great working relationship with Chris and his colleagues. Throughout this period their advice has been honest, researched, reliable and informed. Their work ethic, professionalism and attention to detail cannot be faulted. I am pleased that our relationship continues today and look forward to working together in the future.

    Simon Laird, Angus Estates Ltd