Meet the team

Welcome to Paton & Co

Patrick and Celia Paton are excited to be working together to offer their clients a fresh and dynamic approach to buying and selling property. Patrick’s extensive experience in the residential property market is complemented by Celia’s background in property marketing and customer service, ensuring that Paton & Co are able to deliver the best results for their clients. Patrick and Celia established Paton & Co so they could offer the market a personal service focusing on first class property presentation and the lifestyle that each home can provide. They also want to create a community around buying and selling property that goes further than a financial transaction, and are committed to doing this while keeping fees at a realistic level for their clients.

“For almost 20 years we have enjoyed helping clients buy and sell property, and now, working together for Paton & Co, this process is even more rewarding as we see our clients achieving the best results.”

Celia & Patrick listened to our concerns and delivered on their word when it came to the sale of our home, and then the purchase of our new home. They offered great advice and were in touch regularly, which removed any potential stress from the process. We would certainly recommend them – we wouldn’t use anyone else.

Rachael & Alasdair

Patrick Paton

After spending time in Australia, Patrick returned to Scotland to start his property career at The Flat Company in Edinburgh, where he specialised in residential lettings. This career move evolved into a keen passion for property, and as he gained in knowledge and experience of the property market, Patrick’s career progressed to several senior roles with some of the country’s leading estate agencies including Knight Frank and Smiths Gore, before more recently becoming a partner at Rettie.

Having been an estate agent for many years, Patrick is familiar with the negative clichés that can be associated with this profession, and he prides himself in offering honest and upfront advice that is thoroughly researched. Patrick won’t over value or over promise just to win business. Rather, Patrick uses his experience of the market and his astute eye for property to ensure that clients get the right advice when discussing their largest financial asset.

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Celia Paton, Director

Celia Paton

Following her Marketing degree, Celia started a career in property marketing for an international estate agent, and subsequently learnt the art of customer service when running a successful concierge company in Edinburgh, offering a tailored service to both individuals and companies. A short stint agency side saw Celia learning the importance of digital marketing while working with several big clients including John Lewis and Pizza Express. Switching back to property marketing in 2015, Celia became Head of Marketing for a Scottish property firm that enjoyed rapid growth to become Scotland’s largest estate agent – largely thanks to its forward-thinking approach to marketing.

After meeting Patrick and moving to the Scottish Borders, Celia set up a holiday home management company. After the arrival of the two lively Paton boys, Jock and Freddie, this company was taken over by an employee to allow for more family time. Now, with the launch of Paton & Co, Celia is excited to be working alongside Patrick to bring their vision for this dynamic business to life.

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Ensuring Great Online Exposure

One of the easiest ways for an estate agent to save costs is to reduce the number of internet portals they advertise on. At Paton & Co, we have decided to go the other way. At Paton & Co we have made a conscious decision not to have a high street shop with the...

A home office is now a really important feature for potential buyers

The shift to homeworking has driven demand for properties with a home office. Even as offices reopen the improvements in technology and the way businesses have adapted working practices mean that homeworking is now a very viable longer term alternative to asking staff...

In Conversation With Posy Maitland-Carew of Faldonside Farmers Market

When we heard about Faldonside Farmers Market, Paddy and I knew that we wanted to be involved, and we’re delighted to have been able to sponsor the first market, which is being held next weekend at Faldonside Farmhouse just outside Melrose in the Scottish Borders....

Demand for bigger houses, rural living and a sense of community

Demand for bigger houses, rural living and a sense of community. Buyers priorities have changed since the start of 2020 and COVID forcing everyone to reassess what is important for them when it comes to where and how they live.  Buyers are now on the hunt for houses...

Faldonside Farmers Market

Enjoy local artisan produce on Saturday 29th May 10am-4pm at Faldonside Farmers Market We are delighted to have been able to sponsor the first Faldonside Farmers Market. With so many fantastic local stall holders we knew as soon as we heard about the event that we...


When viewing property it is not always easy to find where you need to be. Postcodes and street addresses often aren’t reliable, especially in rural locations like the Scottish Borders or Scottish Highlands, and they don’t exist at all for things like plots of land,...

North College House

Situated in a quiet yet central position in the city of Elgin in Moray, North College House is one of the most architecturally and historically interesting properties in a city that’s known for its noteworthy architecture – not least Elgin Cathedral, which is a...

In Conversation…..With Hatti Pattisson

Scottish artist Hatti Pattisson has been creating expressive land and seascapes for over fifteen years. Born and raised in the East Neuk of Fife, Hatti has always drawn inspiration from the natural world and the spaces and places around her. Hatti’s work explores...

In Conversation…..With Rosie Sudgen

Scottish knitwear designer Rosie Sugden launched her eponymous label in 2011 after graduating in Knitwear Design from Northumbria University, and her cashmere accessories line has grown since to include turbans – the design that started it all – alongside beanies,...

In conversation……with Patrick & Celia

When launching Paton & Co, we knew that we wanted to start a blog series asking people about their businesses as well as their homes and locations, and when thinking about this, we realised that the best way to start this new blog series was by answering some...

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