Stuart Thomson was born and brought up locally and joined his family land agency and auctioneering business, Thomson Roddick and Laurie, in 1975. Stuart auctioned livestock every week, valued numerous properties, and was in charge of selling farms and other property throughout south west Scotland. In 2015 Thomson Roddick & Laurie acquired C&D Auction marts ltd who own C&D Rural. Stuart is the Director in charge of C&D Rural.
Educated at Fettes College, Edinburgh followed by Newton Rigg College, Penrith, Stuart did his apprenticeship with Aberdeen and Northern Marts.
Married for over 40 years, with 2 daughters and 3 grandsons, Stuart enjoys family life when not farming or at the mart and enjoys nothing more than taking his grandsons to visit Longtown Auction Mart or out and about on the farm.