Sugar Pine Brewing launch draft ale to celebrate opening of the John Muir Way

East Lothian conservationist, John Muir’s life has been celebrated and marked in many ways by people on both sides of the Atlantic. Now, however, the culmination of these celebrations shall take place when Alex Salmond opens the 134 mile, John Muir Way on April 21st in Muir’s hometown of Dunbar. A cask ale, dedicated to […]

Documenting Fair Wear and Tear

One of the most challenging areas for a letting agent or landlord is the determination of what is known as fair wear and tear as opposed to damage of fixtures or the actual property itself. Allowance can be made at the start of any tenancy agreement, with an attached cost for scheduled re-decoration and replacement […]

The Top 5 Traits of Fantastic Inventory Clerks, according to Letting Agents

In today’s rental market it’s a no brainer to have inventories compiled to protect your clients’ property, but the integrity of an inventory is only as good as the clerk that prepared it. That’s why we’ve been in touch with our users and shortlisted the five most important traits you need to look for in […]

When Black is White

Thanks to a Durham resident a wildlife oddity has come to the Trust’s attention. Duncan Blakemore arrived at the Trust’s office claiming to have seen a white blackbird. That is not the most unusual wildlife report that the Trust has received, we’ve had numerous big cats, arctic foxes and so on, but this report was […]

The Acarsaid Hotel, Pitlochry complete Major Refurb in preparation for Scotland 2014

Homecoming Scotland, Glasgow’s Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup; it’s a big year for Scotland and The Acarsaid wants to be ready to compete with the best. In February 2013, following a bleak period, the hotel was taken back into the hands of owners, Ina and Sandy MacArthur who started giving the once very popular […]

Durham Wildlife Services – Hendon Sidings

Durham Wildlife Services Contribution · Badger Survey · Bat Surveys · Reptile Surveys · Lepidoptera Surveys · Extended Phase 1 Survey · NVC Survey · Breeding Bird Survey · Ecological Mitigation and Enhancement Plan Hendon Siding is a disused railway sidings covering 29.32 ha and is situated directly adjacent to the port of Sunderland, County […]

Tight budget? Here’s why you should be investing.

  Today, more than ever, budget restrictions are limiting options and influencing our choices within the business world. In the current economic climate, although recovery is in sight, budgets remain tight and purse strings even tighter. Wise investments are vital and justification of any expenditure is essential. In the property inventory market, there are various […]