Scottish accountancy firm Scott-Moncrieff lands a job that’s worth its weight in gold – overseeing the modern form of prospecting
A partner at Scott-Moncrieff, which is believed to be Scotland’s oldest accountancy firm, has been tasked with overseeing the auction of the first batch of modern Scottish gold.
Gareth Magee has been asked to oversee the proceedings when Scotgold Resources Ltd releases its first batch of fresh Scottish gold at the end of November.
The firm, which was established in 1792, has been around – and already well established – since the last Scottish goldrush in the 1960s.
Magee said: “In times of economic uncertainty, gold has seen a resurgence, and this is a rare opportunity to invest in something tangible, authentic, and if not altogether unique, definitely rare.
“It’s a privilege to be invited by Scotgold to oversee the proceedings, and it will be equally fascinating to see the bids coming in.
“It’s more than likely that the bulk of the gold will ultimately be bought by shrewd jewellers wanting to offer a truly Scottish product, but there are canny investors that might just want a bit of the very first pour for themselves.”
To bid for one of only ten 1oz fine Scottish Gold Rounds, mined from the Cononish Gold Mine at Tyndrum and certified by the Edinburgh Assay Office, contemporary prospectors can click here for a bidding form.
Sealed bids must be submitted by 4pm on 28 November 2016.