In September 1867 Mr Lawrie, who had been in business locally as an Auctioneer, and his nephew Mr Symington, first held a livestock auction in Lanark. In 1876, Symington started a weekly sale of stock on a Monday and these sales have continued ever since.
Over the last 150 years, Lawrie & Symington has developed to become a major marketing force with throughput from its livestock activities approaching £50m.
The company's main activity is the marketing of prime, store and pedigree livestock through live auctions from its centres at Forfar and Lanark, which is internationally renowned for its sales of Blackface, Border Leicester and Texel rams along with tractors, forklifts, balers and other general farm implements.
Property services include sales of farms, estates, rural and urban properties, valuations, land measurement and arbitration with additional services embracing farm management and sales of agricultural entitlements.
We also operate a well stocked country store which carries various lines of animal feeds and health products in addition to agricultural and retail goods specifically catering for your business needs or chosen pastime.
Finally, our Lanark centre has a variety of versatile and adaptable areas which are perfect for hosting a wide range of events. From seminars and training days to weddings and black tie dinners, Lanark Market can be configured to suit your needs.