The name “Wallets” has been linked to livestock auctioneering in Castle Douglas since humble beginnings back in 1856.  Building on honesty and integrity throughout the next 160 years or so the company are now recognised as the premier marketing centre for South West Scotland.  Sales have taken place every week on the present site since 1888 and our Number 1 sale ring is one of the oldest octagonal sale rings still in everyday use. 

Its design and acoustics are second to none and whilst many modern marts have tried to emulate the quality of our mart, none have succeeded.


Whilst livestock auctioneering remains our core business, recent times have seen us successfully diversifying into land agency trading as Wallets Rural Property Services and direct farm to abattoir sales trading as Galloway Primestock.  We now trade in excess of £21 million worth of livestock annually and aim to grow this in the future.

We are seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer to take the Company onto its next stage of development in a post Corvid and post Brexit world. The successful candidate will report direct to the Board of Directors and will be a highly motivated individual with a proven track record in financial management and organisation.

The Appointee must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Senior Management role, proven leadership qualities and will be afforded the opportunity to manage, develop and grow a varied existing business portfolio. An attractive remuneration package including company pension scheme are on offer. If you fit the foregoing profile coupled with excellent organisational and communication skills we would like to hear from you.

Applications in writing enclosing your C.V to Andrew Nelson, Chairman, Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Ltd, New Market Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1HY.