Easter Opening Hours - April 9, 2020


Easter Opening Hours Please note that Ogilvy Chalmers will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Monday 10th-13th April 2020. Opening Hours Friday 10th April – Closed Monday 13th April – Closed Should you incur an emergency within your home whilst we are closed, please follow the advice below. A repair will be considered an […]

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Review of The Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016 Did the new dawn come with a red sky? Significant changes to tenancy agreements came into effect on the 1st of December 2017. The first change to housing legislation in 29 years since the 1988 Housing Act is inevitably a major event, but what’s the verdict […]



EMERGENCY REPAIRS - April 2, 2017


Emergency Repairs Should you incur an emergency within your home whilst the office is closed, please follow the advice below. A repair will be considered an emergency if: A serious threat to health and safety is present, such as a gas leak, dangerous electrical fault or a total loss of essential services There is major […]





COVID-19 UPDATE Ogilvy Chalmers will continue to operate and will do our utmost to maintain the services you are used to as both clients and tenants.   In order to minimize risk to clients and team members, we are closing the office for visitors and making the necessary preparations for working remotely. In order to adhere to social […]



We’re Hiring! - June 21, 2019


Please see our current vacancies below: Residential Letting & Sales Agent Receptionist & Property Administrator Vacancies

Ram at Highland Show



“‘Upbeat’ might describe, perhaps surprisingly, the general views on the future of farming and the countryside from the Royal Highland Show this year”, says Francis Ogilvy, owner of Ogilvy Chalmers, land agents in East Lothian. Brexit debate One year on to the day since the Brexit vote and the world-renowned Oxford Farming Conference held a […]

Flowering Hedges - East Lothian

Sheltering from the wind? - April 28, 2017


The Humble Hedge – Part 1 ‘Up to half farm income will stop when the tap from the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) is turned off in 2020. That’s a lot of money that will not be spent in East Lothian.  But, currently there is no strategy to combat this,’ writes Francis Ogilvy, owner of […]

No self-build plots enjoying East Lothian's views - Ogilvy Chalmers



This blog has been penned by Francis Ogilvy, Principal and Land agent, and Clive Cruickshank, Senior Architect, at Ogilvy Chalmers. “Self-Build is a form of Affordable Housing” tweeted Angie Duran, Self-Build Officer of Glasgow City Council @GlasgowCC. Is this an east / west divide between local authorities? We find no reference to promoting the idea […]

Haddington Show 2016 - Love your Land. banner - Ogilvy Chalmerslmers



Founded in 1966, we’re celebrating our 50th anniversary at the Haddington Show on Saturday 2nd July 2016, where we’re pleased once again to be joint main sponsors with accountants Grieves West and Ayre. We’ll also be celebrating our new name, Ogilvy Chalmers, and explaining why we call ourselves ‘The Compleat Property Company’. In essence: Our […]

Ogilvy Chalmers Launch Party

Launching Ogilvy Chalmers - May 10, 2016


Spring has sprung and it’s time for a fresh beginning for a 50 year-old property company serving the Lothians and Borders. Chalmers & Co has relaunched as Ogilvy Chalmers – ‘The Compleat Property Company’ (see poems). There are some fresh faces here and these contribute to a sense of purpose to offer a ‘compleat’ property […]