• UA deals with more than 18,000 customers across the UK and Ireland each year
  • The record auction price for an Aberdeen Angus Bull was set in 1963 - and has yet to be surpassed - with the sale of Lindertis Evulse for 60,000 guineas
  • A top price of 56,000 guineas was paid in 1989 for a continental pedigree bull - a Charolais - called Maerdy Director
  • In July 2009 UA's Stirling Agricultural Centre became the single centre of operations for the company's amalgamated Perth and Stirling businesses.

Latest News

  • Oban Show and Sale of Highland Cattle |  Catalogue now available to view ... Read More »

  • Perth Ram Society BF Ram Sale 14 October |  Ballot was drawn Friday 1 September.  Catalogue now available ... Read More »

  • Dalmally Sale of Blackface Rams and Ram Lambs | Saturday 21 October -  Catalogue now available to view ... Read More »

  • Stars of the Future Calf Show at Stirling | Saturday 11th November - entry form and exhibitors BVD herd status forms now available to download »... Read More »

  • Stirling Sale of Blackface Rams and Ram Lambs |  Saturday 14th October - click here for catalogue ... Read More »

Company History

The origins of the business relate back to 1858 when agricultural surveyors and estate agents Macdonald and McCallum sold livestock from farm to farm.

As the business grew, market premises were bought at Mill Street in Perth and when McCallum died in 1872, JM Fraser was made partner of the re-named Macdonald, Fraser & Co.

It was in 1962 that Macdonald Fraser & Co Ltd became the United Auctions Group after an amalgamation with Livestock Marts Ltd, which also brought together subsidiary companies Speedie Bros Ltd and Thomas Corson & Sons Ltd. At this time the Group consisted of markets at Aberfeldy, Blairgowrie, Cupar, Dalmally, Fort William, Glasgow, Grantown, Inverness, Killin, Lairg, Lochgilphead, Milnathort, Oban and the Western Isles, Tarbert and Thornton.

The amalgamation also meant there were two town centre markets in Stirling (at Wallace Street and Seaforth Place), which were effectively owned by the same Group, so the decision was taken to build one new market on the outskirts of town at Kildean. Markets at Edinburgh, Huntly, Thurso, Forsinard and Lybster were later added to the Group following the acquisition of Wm. Bosomworth & Sons Ltd and joint ventures with Hamilton's Auction Marts PLC. The business has taken various forms over the years, including a full listing on the FTSE AIM stock exchange. Today it is privately owned again by the management and staff.

United Auctions (UA) are Scotland's leading livestock auctioneers and procurement specialists. We operate a network of different auction marts across Scotland, including Stirling, Huntly, Lairg, Dalmally, Tiree, Islay, South Uist and Oban.

Group turnover is in excess of £100 million and in 2008 we celebrated our 150th year in operation.

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