The latest quarterly report from the ASPC gives a reassuring picture of local market activity, with the house price index remaining, mostly, in the positive. The change in quarterly price is +1.5%, while the annual change is -0.5%. Taken over five years, the index is marginally positive at +0.4%. While the figures are reassuring, it may well be that our local market is yet to feel the strain of the general economic background and only time will tell whether this will be reflected in the remainder of 2023. Buyers’ wariness over the short term may well affect property sales as they effectively “sit tight” to see what happens with interest rates. This may result in a sluggish Autumn/Winter market as moving plans are put on hold, but for the moment, there is still healthy demand for properties in desirable locations and in good condition.Read More
GIVING SOMETHING BACK
Corporate Social Responsibility is something Mackinnons feel very strongly about. Our profession is very people orientated and the nature of our profession is all to do with caring about getting the best results for our clients. It is very easy to lose oneself in our self importance rather than looking beyond the perimeters of our office environment. At Mackinnons we have always encouraged our staff to participate in fund raising events, whether for one of the firm’s nominated charities or one that they personally feel passionate about.
THE FISHERMEN'S MISSION
In 2017 we marked our 175th year in business. In tandem with the firm’s celebrations we elected to embark upon a year long fund-raising campaign with all monies raised being donated to our designated charity, The Fishermen’s Mission. http://www.fishermensmission.org.uk/
Mackinnons has its roots in fishing and marine law and we have a long tradition of working with, and supporting The Mission and other sea related charities and groups. In our anniversary year, rather than divide up the funds we raise annually throughout our various offices, we decided to pledge our support to The Fishermen’s Mission, a charity which, since its inception has provided huge amounts of emergency support and care on various levels to fishermen and to their families.
The RNLI has saved more than 140,000 lives since its foundation in 1824. Mackinnons has been associated with marine law for over 150 years and proud to support a charity that saves lives at sea in all weathers. The donations they receive will pay for the essential, specialist training that helps them make fast decisions in extreme conditions.
Our Recent Activities
Solicitors Take Time Out For Charity
Ballater’s Victoria Week is well known on Upper Deeside and far beyond, bringing together all sections of the local Deeside community who gather to support local causes.
This year’s highlights include parades, car boot sales, numerous sporting, musical and outdoor events and, of course, the local Scarecrow Competition, where both individuals and businesses vie for the star prize!
“Mac” Paddington (pictured) has been lovingly created by the local office and it is hoped that with his local “Royal” connections he will secure lots of votes.
Victoria Week surrounds the Ballater Highlands Games on 10th August 2023 where Mackinnons partners and staff will be on hand raising money on the day for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA). The fast response of the helicopters and rapid response vehicles in the more remote and rural areas of Upper Deeside is invaluable and allows life saving pre-hospital care to be delivered to the scene of time critical emergencies.
Do come along and visit us at our hospitality tent at the Highland Games and help us raise funds to help provide emergency care for trauma incidents and medical emergencies in the area.