Meet our Estate Managers


Michael BirnieProperty Director

Michael Birnie MRICS FAAV Contact

Michael Birnie, MRICS FAAV, has responsibility for the strategic management of all ECT’s nine country estates and property interests

He grew up in a farming community in East Lothian, Scotland, and studied at Edinburgh and Aberdeen Universities before starting his career at rural specialist chartered surveyors Smiths Gore.

He went on to join Buccleuch Estates Ltd to manage the Langholm Estate in the South of Scotland before moving to the South West to become Resident Land Agent at the Longleat Estate in Wiltshire.

 “The Trust’s work is just inspiring and it’s brilliant to think that I can continue my career in a beautiful part of the UK and contribute to the Trust’s desire to grow and develop education and rural learning,” he said.