Our Team

Nick Burns

Valuer & Auctioneer


Nick has an Honours degree in Fine Art Valuation and has worked for International Auction Houses in London and Edinburgh before returning to run the family business in Perth. Nick has an excellent general knowledge and expertise in Asian Art and The Decorative Arts and has undertaken charity auctions, specialist talks & events and has featured on popular television antiques programmes.

Notable sales include; a Chinese blue & white mark and period porcelain vase from the reign of Emperor Daoguang (1821-1850) which sold for £55,000, an Important collection of ten Indian Company School watercolours (circa 1800) which sold for in excess of £100,000 and a collection of six oil paintings by John Maclauchlan Milne RSA (1886-1957) which sold for £90,000, a Chinese porcelain blue & white brush pot, bitong, late Ming/ early Qing Dynasty, circa 1650, which sold £51,000 and a fine early 19th century English rosewood, brass inlaid and Italian mosaic top table, which sold £27,000.

Nick has organised the sale of Important Country House sale contents from; 

Rossie Priory, Inchture, Perthshire

Eastertyre, Logierait, Perthshire

Kilmany House, Cupar, Fife

Bardmony House, Alyth

Foswell, Auchterarder

Boreland , Perthshire

Kinpurnie Castle, Newtyle

Thriepley House, Lundie

Kinmonth, Bridge of Earn

Drumfork, Bridge of Cally

Cunnoquhie, Fife

Torosay Castle, Isle of Mull

Claire Burns


Claire looks after finance, auction operations and development. Claire has over twenty years experience of working in auction houses, starting her career at Sotheby’s in London before moving to Bonhams and then joining the family business. Claire holds an MA from the Royal College of Art.

Lindsay Burns, Founder

Consultant Valuer

Lindsay founded Lindsay Burns & Company with his wife Elspeth Burns in 1982. He has over 45 years of experience in the auction world and is well respected for his professional approach to valuing client’s property. He has a comprehensive knowledge in all disciplines with a specialist knowledge and interest in Scottish Pictures, Furniture, Silver & Jewellery.

Lindsay has overseen many notable sales to include; an important pair of 18th century Carrara marble lions, originally from Palazzo Grimani, Venice, purchased on The Grand Tour and brought to Fonab Castle, Pitlochry in 1899, which went on to sell for £74,000 and remain the most expensive lot sold by Lindsay Burns & Company. Another highlight from the earlier part of his career was a fine early 19th century mahogany library table by Gillows of Lancaster, circa 1835, which sold for £58,000.

Jordan Currie

Saleroom Manager

Jordan looks after all aspects of the day to day organisation of a busy saleroom, co-ordinating clients property, assisting with client queries and liaising with the team.

Katie Evans

Office Manager

Katie manages the office and photography and looks after the pre and post sale auction administration, accounts, valuations and assisting with client enquiries.

Glen McClellan

Saleroom Assistant and Removals

Glen assists with all aspects of the day to day saleroom operations as well as undertaking removals.

Michael McDonald 

Saleroom Assistant and Removals

Michael assists with all aspects of the day to day saleroom operations as well as undertaking removals.