United Auctions’ Executive Chairman David Leggat MBE has been honoured with an NFU Scotland Ambassador Award at the union’s annual dinner, held last night (Monday 13th February).
In front of 450 guests in St Andrews, Mr Leggat was praised for his support of the auction system in Scotland and his central role in the Perth Bull Sales, which have taken place at the company’s headquarters in Stirling since 2009.
Now in its fourth year, the ambassador award was set up by the National Farmers Union in Scotland, and supported by NFU Mutual, to recognise an individual who has played an important role in communicating the work, challenges and value of Scottish farming to a wider audience.
NFUS President Nigel Miller, who made the presentation, said: “David has been part of a quiet revolution in how livestock producers approach breeding, pushing selection beyond simple genetics and looks to adding value through using performance-recorded stock and defined health status.”
David Leggat said: “The award came as a complete surprise and it’s a great honour to receive it.”
Previous winners of the prestigious award are SAC’s Head of Communications Ken Rundle, agricultural journalist Dan Buglass, who was honoured posthumously, and one of Scotland’s favourite cooks Claire Macdonald.
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- United Auctions (UA) are Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers and procurement specialists and operate a network of different auction markets across Scotland, including Stirling, Huntly, Lairg, Dalmally, Tiree, Islay, South Uist and an area office and lairage facility at Oban
- The company conducts auctions of both commercial and pedigree sheep and cattle, and provides farm-to-farm and farm-to-abattoir procurement services.
- UA deals with more than 18,000 customers across the UK and Ireland each year. Group turnover is in excess of £100 million and in 2008 the company celebrated its 150th year of operation