Gavin Strang

Managing Director


Areas of Specialism

Private Art Collections
Tapestries, Rugs & Carpets


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Gavin Strang




Gavin Strang, Managing Director of Lyon & Turnbull, heads up the Valuations department in Scotland.

After graduating with an M. Phil. in Decorative Arts from Glasgow University in 1996 and following an internship with the Victoria & Albert Museum, Gavin started his auction career in Christie’s Furniture & Works of Art Department. He later became both a carpet specialist and a general valuer with the firm.

Gavin joined the Lyon & Turnbull team as a general valuer in 2002, looking after valuations for sale, inheritance tax (probate), tax & estate planning and insurance purposes. Now Managing Director and senior auctioneer with an all-round knowledge of art and antiques, Gavin has been responsible for the orchestration and smooth running of a great number of Lyon & Turnbull’s very successful single owner collection sales. Gavin is also Lyon & Turnbull’s rugs & carpets specialist, with over twenty years’ experience in the field and a wealth of international contacts.

Gavin is on the committee of the Society of Fine Art Auctioneers and Valuers, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, a Patron of the National Galleries of Scotland and regularly sits on the HMRC Chattels Fiscal Forum.



Upcoming Auctions


Five Centuries

Five Centuries

17th May, 2023 10:00
Last consignment: 31st Mar, 2023