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Bonhams Appoint Grant MacDougall To Its Scottish Business

Bonhams has announced its latest appointment north of the border with the move by the Christie’s Director, Grant MacDougall to Bonhams Scottish business.

As other auction houses cut back in Scotland, Bonhams is growing. The company which now has a presence in 27 countries on four continents prides itself on being the only international auction house offering sales in Scotland. Its enterprise offers Scottish buyers and sellers a window to the world, providing a pipeline that takes Scottish sourced work to its most appropriate market be that in New York, Sydney, Dubai, Hong Kong, or Los Angeles.

Grant MacDougall has until recently been Director of Christie’s in Glasgow and West Scotland. Grant knows the auction industry inside out having spent 28 years in the business. He started out in 1980 as a saleroom porter, soon becoming a specialist in the Collector’s Department. A career highlight was his starting the first auction of Football Memorabilia in 1989. He headed the Department from 1993 and was much involved in the private treaty sale of The Bobby Moore Collection.

During the 1990’s he became an Associate Director and worked in the Furniture and Works of Art Department, sourcing and valuing artworks for auction. Since becoming a Director in 2007 his brief has encompassed the whole of Scotland.

Miranda Grant, Bonhams MD in Scotland announcing the appointment said: “We are delighted to have Grant join us. As one of the best known faces of auctioneering in Scotland his breadth of art and antiques experience and client contacts will make him an invaluable addition to our growing team.”

Matthew Girling, Bonhams CEO for Europe and the Middle East, comments: “The addition of Grant to the team undoubtedly gives Bonhams the strongest team of dedicated auction specialists within any auction house north of the border.”

Bonhams Scottish Sale which celebrates all things Scottish takes place in Edinburgh from August 18th to 21st.