Founded in the UK in 1855, Savills is one of the world’s leading property agents with a wide range of expertise including
planning and architecture.

The company’s award-winning architecture team provides clients with a concept-to-completion bespoke design service across Scotland and beyond. Their experts can help you establish a clear brief for your project and take time to understand your specific needs so they can offer quality bespoke design services and effective delivery solutions.

Our planning consultants are rural specialists, maximising opportunities for any clients hoping to develop buildings and land in the countryside.

Our planners are instructed by land owners, estates, private clients and developers on all planning matters including residential development, conversion of farm buildings and farm diversification, permitted development, renewable energy and listed buildings.

Summit webinars

Planner, Hannah Belford, will be answering your questions about community-led housing and rural builds at our ‘Ask a Planner (Scotland)’ session on Monday 22nd February at 4.30pm.
Book your free place on our Ask a Planner session

Architect, Michael Leybourne, will be answering your questions about design, energy efficiency, building materials and how to get the best from a housing site in our ‘Ask an Architect’ session on Tuesday 23rd February at 4.30pm.
Book your free place on our Ask an Architect session

Head of Scottish Rural Planning, Debbie Mackay, will be presenting as part of the Land for Housing session on Thursday 25th February at 9.30am.
Book your free space on the ‘Land for housing’ session

Planner, Angus Dodds, will be joining the panel for our ‘Sharing our communities: Homes, second ‘homes’ and huts’ session on Wednesday 24th February at 12.30pm.
Book your free space on the ‘Sharing our communities’ session

Find out more

View Savills Architecture Services information sheet.

View Savills architecture portfolio.

View Savills Hutting information sheet.

Read The Role of Land in Enabling New Housing Supply in Scotland – a report researched and authored by Savills on behalf of the Scottish Land Commission in 2020.

Savills Planning and research institute Inherit were commissioned by the Scottish Government to undertake research to identify the future needs of rural communities and businesses and consider how these might translate into development on the ground over the next 30 years – to find out read the Rural Planning Policy to 2050: research findings.

Contact Savills

You can find out more information on Savills by:

Visiting the website at

Emailing Debbie Mackay at

Calling 07920 810 966

The Rural Housing Summit is brought to you by Rural Housing Scotland
with support from UN-Habitat and sponsorship from Ecology Building Society.