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Lorn Agricultural Show boosted with three-year sponsorship from United Auctions

The committee of the Lorn Agricultural Show is pleased to announce that United Auctions has signed up to be the new main sponsor of the rural show for the next three years.

Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers has committed significant support to the annual one-day event, which takes place this year on Saturday, August 6th 2016 and welcomes around 1500 visitors and competitors.

Held at Tralee Beach in Benderloch, Argyll with generous support and assistance from the Keil Crofters and the family of the late Mr H MacColl of Glencoe, the event is recognised for its quality livestock, cattle and sheep shows, with particularly strong numbers of Highland cattle and Blackface sheep.

David Leggat, Executive Chairman of United Auctions said: “We’re pleased to team up with the Lorn Agricultural Society and strengthen the position of this important rural show. The role of agricultural shows and the voluntary network who run them are a vital part of the fabric of local communities.”

Ewen MacGillivray Jnr, President of the Lorn Agricultural Society, which runs the Show, said: “We’re delighted to be given this long-term support from United Auctions. It’s not been easy in this financial climate so it’s great to have this boost, which will give us security in the coming years.”

It is understood that the funding will be invested in equipment for the Show with the details to be confirmed at the next meeting of the Committee.

Donald Morrison, Area Managing Director for Argyll and the Islands, said: “Having attended the event for 40 years, it’s great news that UA is backing the Show. It’s an excellent shop window to see top quality stock on offer, which is why it attracts competitors and visitors from all over Argyll and the islands.”


Issued by JK Consultancy on behalf of United Auctions. For further information, please contact Jenny Kumar on 07989557198 / jenny@jkconsultancy.com

 Notes to editor

  • Picture: (l-r)UA’s Area MD Donald Morrison with Lorn Agricultural Show President Ewen MacGillivray, Jnr and Executive Chairman David Leggat on the showground.


About United Auctions

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 livestock, including the world-famous Stirling Bull Sales, and provides farm-to-farm and farm-to-abattoir procurement services. In 2013, UA was named in the London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’.


CKD Galbraith launch Central Scotland ‘hub’

CKD Galbraith’s new Central Scotland rural ‘hub’ is to be officially opened by Stirling Council’s former Provost, Bailie Colin O’Brien tonight. (Tuesday, September 13th 2011).

The rural team at Scotland’s leading independent property consultants relocated to the Stirling Agricultural Centre from Glasgow in the summer to allow for significant expansion of its rural, agricultural and agency services.

Currently staffed by 22 personnel, the team provides comprehensive property services to the agricultural and rural sectors.

A new national Farm Sales office now operates from the Centre, which is also United Auctions’ (UA’s) headquarters, with whom the firm has a four-year alliance.

In addition to farm sales and purchases, the rural team specialises in the management and sale of estates and woodland, valuations and building surveying work.

Bailie Colin O’Brien will officially declare the new office open for business before an expected audience of 150 clients, staff, elected members and the local business community. He said: “On behalf of the Council, I welcome the opening of this new office with its diverse range of rural services that complements the role of the Centre and Stirling’s place at the heart of Scotland’s agricultural industry.”

James Galbraith, Chairman of CKD Galbraith, said: “We’re delighted to officially launch our new office in the Stirling Agricultural Centre. It’s a vibrant market place for the farming community, ideally located in the centre of Scotland, which affords us easy access and proximity to all our clients and our other offices across the country.

“We have watched as UA has developed its business at Stirling, making it the mart of choice for a very large number of livestock farmers. The high throughput of stock brings a large number of farmers to the Centre and provides us with great opportunity for vital face-to-face contact with clients and other contacts at the weekly sales.”

David Leggat MBE, Executive Chairman of UA, Scotland’s leading livestock auctioneers, said: “We’re pleased to welcome CKD Galbraith’s new rural office, which strengthens the proposition of our Agricultural Centre. Importantly, our customers now have instant access to the alliance, a benefit which has already seen a number of farms coming onto the market.”

CKD Galbraith is Scotland’s most comprehensive independent property consultancy with 12 main offices across the country.


Notes to Editor
Images will be available after the event, which starts at 5.30pm for 6pm.

About CKD Galbraith – www.ckdgalbraith.co.uk
CKD Galbraith is an independent property consultancy specialising in serving the needs of private clients. It employs more than 180 people in offices in Stirling, Edinburgh, Perth, Cupar, Inverness, Aberfeldy, Castle Douglas, Ayr, Elgin, Galashiels, Kelso and Peebles.

The firm provides the full range of property consulting services across the commercial, residential and rural sectors throughout Scotland. The company enjoys a successful relationship with its associate firm in London, CKD Kennedy Macpherson.

The company’s rural arm specialises in farm sales and purchases, the management and sale of large estates and woodland, valuations and building surveying work. CKD Galbraith’s in-house AMC (Agricultural Mortgage Corporation) agents assist in securing loans for a range of farming purposes with the specialist team offering a competitive service to assist clients with applications for IACS, SRDP, Rural Stewardship Schemes, SNH Natural Care Scheme and SSSI Agreements.

For further information on this event, please contact Jenny Kumar of JK Consultancy on 07989 557198 or email jenny@jkconsultancy.com