About Us

The Association was founded in 1925 to serve the interests of Agricultural Arbiters, to provide them with advice and opportunity for discussion of practical and legal problems, and to promote uniformity of practice in arbitration procedure and associated valuation work.

What is SAAVA?

The Scottish Agricultural Arbiters & Valuers Association

The current membership of the Association is in excess of 230, comprising practical valuers, arbiters, auctioneers, surveyors, solicitors, accountants and others having professional or personal interests in the conduct of arbitrations and valuation work within the landward sector.

One of its original purposes was to bring together the interests of the then numerous regional and local Agricultural Valuers’ Associations for the more effective representation and promotion of their interests.

The Association affiliated to the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers during May 2010 to receive the benefit of the information available through that organisation. Scottish aspects are covered more fully in its publications, website and events. Scottish examination Centre is now established to offer the CAAV professional qualification to Scottish candidates (from Autumn 2012)

The Association provides training and continuing education in the relevant law and practice, and a forum for meetings and exchange of views amongst members. In particular it organises events including an Annual General Meeting with guest speakers on topical subjects, a Field Day with practical valuation exercises, regular arbitration training and occasional meetings with other organisations on matters of shared interest.

SAAVA is a recognised nominating body under the Arbitration (Scotland) Act 2010, and has a panel of arbiters and independent experts for appointment.

Meet the Team

Jane Mitchell – President of SAAVA

Mount Pleasant Farm


TD15 2XQ

07977 096621

Debbie Edmondson - Secretary

c/o FBR Seed
TD10 6YW

01361 882920

Martin Hall - Exam Convenor

c/o Davidson & Robertson
Riccarton Mains
EH14 4AR

0131 449 6212

Jeremy Moody - The CAAV’s Secretariat

Harts Barn Farmhouse,
Monmouth Road,
GL17 0QD

(01452) 831815