Auctioneer of the Year 2017

Colin Slessor

Thainstone Agricultural Centre

“Raised in the Buchan area of Aberdeenshire on a small mixed farm, I initially worked as a shepherd with renowned Suffolk breeder Jimmy Wilson. In 1993, I joined the Aberdeen and Northern Marts team as a trainee auctioneer, before being promoted to a senior position in 2006, overseeing sheep sales and mentoring upcoming auctioneers. I have appeared on the BBC series The Mart, and after recovering from a cancer scare in 2008, I have raised more than £1.5 million for charity.”