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

Rob Forrest – President of SAAVA

SAAVA
C/O FBR Ltd
Abbey Row
Kelso
TD5 7JF

01573 224381

Ian Austin – Vice President of SAAVA

SAAVA
C/O D R Rural

Riccarton Mains

Currie

EH14 4AR

0131 449 6212

Christine Nisbet - Secretary

SAAVA
c/o Seed & Co
Cothill
Duns
Berwickshire
TD10 6YW

01361 882920

Martin Hall - Exam Convenor

SAAVA
c/o Davidson & Robertson Rural
Riccarton Mains
Currie
Midlothian
EH14 4AR

0131 449 6212

Jeremy Moody - The CAAV’s Secretariat

CAAV
Harts Barn Farmhouse,
Monmouth Road,
Longhope,
Gloucestershire,
GL17 0QD

(01452) 831815