Senior auctioneer at Aberdeen and Northern Marts, Scott Chapman has been promoted to store cattle auctioneer and northern sales manager at the group’s Caithness Livestock Centre, Quoybrae.

In the move, Mr Chapman will continue his auctioneering duties at Thainstone while also managing operations and sales at Quoybrae.

Other new appointments will see Andrew Gunn transition to canvassing in bid to procure more stock in the area for the ANM Group.

Kirsty Strachan joins the Group as office manager. Residing with her family locally in Caithness, Kirsty has an agricultural background attending Clinterty Agricultural College and brings extensive expertise to the role.

Grant Rogerson, chief executive at ANM Group said: “The combined efforts of the Caithness management team have already proven highly successful.

"As a group we continue to invest in the business and these strategic changes to further strengthen our team whose focus remains to provide market leading services to our members and customers in Caithness.”