The Estate Office, Ulzieside
Sanquhar, DG4 6LA
01659 58697


At Stanley Wright we do things a little differently to all the rest. We are a small, dynamic team of forward-thinking Chartered Surveyors and rural professionals and alongside our support team and friendly administrators, we offer a multitude of property-related services under one roof. By working together, we deliver results. 

Working for clients with multi faceted rural businesses and land holdings we are able to draw on experience across all areas allowing us to see the full picture. With a clear understanding of the challenges our clients face and attention to detail that we apply to every aspect of a project, we find solutions that maximise the potential of their land, property and business from outset to completion.

From our head office in rural Dumfriesshire and operating from a number of our clients’ Estate Offices across Southern Scotland and the Islands, we have built a strong reputation both locally and regionally of providing high-quality professional advice, dedicated to helping our clients navigate the ever-changing landscape of property.


Established in 2010, Directors Nick Wright and Gordon Kerr manage and consult on over 220,000 acres of rural Scotland, managing property, land, farms and forestry as well as sporting, renewables and environmental schemes. We provide a regular reporting structure, budgets and management accounts and assist with staff and recruitment.  


We are currently recruiting and if you are looking to work for a progressive, forward-thinking, independent company read on:


We have an opportunity to join our forestry department, delivering informed and proactive advice to our client base in this rapidly paced sector.

We are looking for: an individual who is passionate about forestry and woodland and its synergy with the wider rural environment and importance in achieving net zero, people with a foundation knowledge in the UK forest industry its practices and standards, people who can look at opportunities and problems laterally and consider solutions to maximise benefits to the client.

A full-time role based from the office with time in the field and flexibility to work from home as required.

The successful applicant will hold a forestry / ecology / environmental qualification as well as a full driving licence. Knowledge of the forestry industry, grant processes and forestry standards is a benefit however, overarching all of this is the desire to learn, develop and contribute to our clients land and forestry portfolios whilst making a positive impact within our dynamic forward-thinking team.

In return, an excellent opportunity to develop and grow as a professional forester in an exciting and evolving industry, with a competitive salary commensurate with experience. We encourage and support continued professional development and career enhancement.

Applications should be made in writing, accompanied by a CV and sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or for an informal chat contact Nick Wright (07920 745045) or Gordon Kerr (07387 605261)


Sorn, East Ayrshire

Castle – Wedding Venue – Let Property – 8,500 acre Estate

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with practical experience to work on a rural estate maintaining the Castle and other properties, as well as looking after the grounds and other general estate work. Ideally someone living in the local area.

The individual must have an interest in gardening, a knowledge of machinery including (tractor, quad bike and chain saw) would be useful and a good level of physical fitness is required for the role

The role is 40 hours per week, working some weekends with 30 days holiday. Some flexibility will be required.

Responsibilities include:

  • Garden maintenance - strimming, mowing, weeding, hedge cutting, leaf removal
  • Maintenance and repairs – of castle and cottages – from gutters to drains
  • Maintenance of biomass boilers and hydro scheme
  • Logs and fires in the Castle, helping the events team prepare for weddings etc
  • Security & ad hoc tasks as required

For further information please contact James Barnett – Tel: 07827 747994 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The Estate Office, Ulzieside
Sanquhar, DG4 6LA
01659 58697