Paul Laidlaw

Patron of the Bellewaarde Memorial Fund

Laidlaw Auctioneers & Valuers

Edinburgh born, Paul Laidlaw has had a passion for antiques since childhood. Academic by nature, he chose to read science at University, though his love of antiques and persistent devouring of related knowledge never faltered.


Having been head hunted by H&H auctioneers of Carlisle, he joined the firm in 2002. Since 2006 Paul has made regular appearances as an expert on BBC's 'Bargain Hunt' and more recently on the extremely popular 'Antiques Road Trip'. View Paul's BBC Profile

He has earned an enviable reputation for conviviality, true specialist expertise and strong results.

Paul Laidlaw is a life long collector. He started as a boy collecting shells, then bottles. Now he collects arms and armour, and has made militaria and medals his specialist subjects.

Paul agreed to become the Patron of the Bellewaarde 1915 Charity in August 2014 and became an active member of the team straight away. His passion for  militaria and medals makes him perfect for this role.