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Royal visit to celebrate 150 years of auctioneering at Lawrie & Symington

Lawrie & Symington’s Hamish McCall was delighted to host HRH The Princess Royal

Lawrie & Symington welcomed HRH The Princess Royal through its doors last Friday to mark its 150th anniversary in auctioneering.

HRH The Princess Royal, a working farmer herself and patron of over nearly 50 countryside organisations, was received at Lawrie & Symington’s Lanark mart by chair Brian Dickie and managing director Hamish McCall. She was also greeted by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire, Gavin Whitefield.

Well known for her fondness of farming and rural affairs, HRH The Princess Royal toured the Lanark based mart and met with several auctioneers and staff, young and old, before unveiling a 150-year anniversary plaque to mark the occasion.

Hamish McCall, managing director of Lawrie & Symington said: “On behalf of everyone at Lawrie & Symington, we’d like to offer our sincere thanks to HRH The Princess Royal for helping us to mark this huge milestone for the business. We enormously appreciate her support for both livestock auctioneering and agriculture more widely.

“Farming and livestock sales are a crucial part of so many people’s lives. From family heritage through to skills and the local economy, the sector represents a major part of both our history and our future. We are very proud of what has been achieved over the last 150-years and look forward to many more years ahead.”