Two popular and long-standing auctioneers have hung up their white coats for the final time in recent months, retiring from the industry.
Matt Stevenson, a Sales Director with United Auctions, and a fellow of the Institute, has now embarked on retirement following a career spanning 50 years. Matt was viewed as one of the top commercial sheep auctioneers in Scotland, and was involved in the sale of more than 14 million sheep during his career. He stepped down last month.
Earlier this year, Managing Director of Dingwall and Highland Marts Ian Tolmie, also an IAAS fellow, retired after 40 years in the business. As well as being a respected face in the Highlands Ian was also a Director of the Institute.
Commenting, IAAS President Scott Donaldson said: “The Institute would like to formally acknowledge the retirement of both men who are highly regarded and wish them well in their retirement. Between them they committed almost a century to our industry and the expertise and skill with which they operated will be missed by all who knew them.”