Surveyor retires after 26 years

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Deeside chartered surveyor John Rhind has retired after 26-years work with Aberdeen and Northern (Estates), part of the farmer-owned co-operative ANM Group.

John, who lives at Crathes with his wife Sheila, is one of the best known and most respected names in the Scottish rural chartered surveying field.

Sheffield-born John has strong family farming links in the North-east and spent his entire career in Scotland, working in both rural and commercial practice before join Aberdeen & Northern (Estates) at its then office in Albyn Place, Aberdeen.

He built up the business to a substantial operation, selling farms and properties in an area stretching from Angus to Orkney and Shetland. Under his direction, the firm began to attract buyers from all over the UK.

The business is now based at ANM Group’s headquarters at Thainstone, Inverurie, and John has latterly been working as a consultant for it.

He said farewell to colleagues on Friday, September 29 and was presented with a laptop computer.

John is planning an active retirement looking after his farming interests and visiting his family in England and the USA.