A message from Chief Executive, Grant Rogerson – COVID-19 how we’re responding

First and foremost, I want to extend our best wishes to all our members and customers during this turbulent time, and to reassure you that your wellbeing and that of our employees will be at the forefront of everything we do.

The situation with Coronavirus is changing rapidly. It seems almost daily that we have new advice and we are continuously reviewing and monitoring developments. Our centres remain open and operational, supported by staff both on the ground and working remotely.

Following the outbreak of the Coronavirus, as a business we have been working on plans to minimise the risks to our staff, customers and to friends and visitors who regularly attend our premises.

These include:

Our priority remains to protect the health and wellbeing of our employees and our customers and we are working hard to provide as safe an environment as possible and ensure that our business continues to provide the service you expect from us. Therefore, you will see changes that we have made in enhancing processes, from the way that we make contact with you to stringent hygiene practices that have been put in place, and we believe these changes are necessary in these current unprecedented circumstances.

We are also extremely aware of our social responsibility and the importance of the mart as a social hub for many of our members and customers and we will keep in touch, whilst also encouraging those of you who can’t get out and about to keep in contact with your own auctioneer or fieldsman.

We are obviously continuing to monitor the advice closely, and we will continue to communicate with you and keep you updated of any further changes through our website and social media channels.

Coronavirus update - 05/01/2021

Whilst increasing lockdown measures pose additional restrictions for most of us, there is some positive news in that the property market in Scotland will not shut down in the way that it did earlier in 2020 and activities in connection with moving home (including viewing a property), or for activities in connection with the maintenance, purchase, sale, letting, or rental of residential property is permitted.

Of course our priority remains, the health and safety of our staff and that of our Clients and Customers, and we continue to ensure our business continues in the safest and most effective way.