Land and property search firm Millar & Bryce has opened a new office in central Glasgow to support its expansion plans and continued development in the west of Scotland.

Headed by new sales and marketing director Debbie Welch, the Glasgow office is the company’s first location outside its native Leith, where its search facility has operated since 1875. 

It currently employs 108 searchers and technical support staff in a variety of disciplines, supporting the sale, purchase and financing of land and property transactions, including the provision of plans reports to assist the land registration process.

Managing director Richard Hepburn commented: "The new Glasgow office is the next step in ensuring the future growth of Millar & Bryce, and is a significant milestone after more than 140 years of operation in the east. Our presence in the west will give potential clients an independent choice as we are not tied to any large estate agency groups, whilst also providing a focal point for other Landmark Group businesses in serving Scotland's largest market.

"The appointment of our new sales and marketing director is also an important strategic development, and Debbie will play an instrumental role in spearheading operations from our Glasgow base."