Area Insights

Area Insights

Paton & Co community insights on where you live, or might like to live…

At Paton & Co we want to share our personal area knowledge with potential buyers. We know this enables buyers to see not just the property we are selling but also the home and lifestyle that could be theirs.

We research and understand every location we sell in, but no one understands an area better than the person already living there, so we’ll take the time to discuss the location with our vendors when bringing their property to market. This way, we can add local homeowner insights to our own area insights.

Discover everything from walks and attractions, to restaurants, shops and local suppliers. We also try to share local events and recommendations for tradesmen and professional services from Paton & Co customers past and present. It is our intention that these pages will be constantly changing and evolving to ensure we provide information that we think is useful and relevant.

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...

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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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