Young Scots auctioneers awarded fellowships of IAAS

Four long years of study have finally paid off for a group of young auctioneers, as they gain fellowships of the Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers in Scotland (IAAS).

After having their studies interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, Ellis Mutch of Aberdeen and Northern Marts, and Aimie Bisset and Sam Ferguson, both from Dingwall and Highland Marts, have each been awarded a Certificate of Higher Education in Livestock Market Operations and Management by Harper Adams University.

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The IAAS has welcomed the new members as fellows. Executive director Neil Wilson said: “These [fellowships] recognise the high standard of training and professionalism of each of these individuals.

“This strengthens the institute and our industry as a whole, with a gold standard of service driven by high-achieving, motivated auctioneers.”

The institute has also awarded three new associate memberships to Michael Craig, Joel McGarva and Murray Steel to mark the completion of their first two years of study.