We are a private Limited Company with almost 400 shareholders and we specialise in livestock marketing, land agency and deadweight tracking. 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.
On entering the town, you will notice the signboards heralding the Douglas coat of arms and the motto which says “Forward”. Like Castle Douglas, Wallets have also opted for “Forward” as their motto and aim to move the company forward at every conceivable opportunity.
Board of Directors
Wallets Marts Castle Douglas Limited Board of Directors comprises of five local business men and women who meet regularly to develop strategy to be implemented by the Managing Director. The Board is made up as follows: