Auction 2017

Auction overview

Bidding starts: 21 Apr 2017 07:30:00 BST
Ends: 05 May 2017 12:00:00 BST
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Lots in this auction

 

Lot 404: A Ranger led walk around the grounds of Hopetoun House

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Final bid:
£50
Increment:£2
Bids:1
Ends in:05 May 2017 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by the Trustees of the Hopetoun House Preservation Trust Hopetoun House South Queensfery Edinburgh EH30 9SL

Website: hopetoun.co.uk

Hopetoun House is often referred to as Scotland’s Finest Stately Home and is a five-star Visitor Attraction. It is a remarkable and beautiful Georgian house set in majestic grounds laid out in the first half of the 18th Century.

The Hopetoun Ranger will take you on a walk through the 100 acres of grounds around Hopetoun House. This will take about an hour and you will discover a place of beauty, tranquility and architectural magnificence with nature trails and scenic viewpoints. Following your walk around the grounds of Hopetoun you will then enjoy afternoon tea for two in the delightful Stables Tearoom, a clever and sensitive restoration of the 18th Century Adam Stables transformed into a traditional tearoom complete with table service and a high quality contemporary menu.

Only a few miles from Edinburgh, you can escape to another world and soak up the timeless atmosphere within a spectacular setting.

Date to be arranged with the donor

Lot 405: A day’s sailing on a 32ft Trimaran yacht near Oban

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Final bid:
£305
Increment:£5
Bids:2
Ends in:05 May 2017 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Simon Thorp, Director of The Heather Trust.

An opportunity for two people to sail on an exciting 32ft trimaran yacht in the glorious waters surrounding the islands to the south of Oban where the scenery is without equal and where a variety of wildlife is likely to be seen. No previous experience is required.

The day will start from Craobh Haven marina at about 10a.m. (www.craobhmarina.co.uk) and return will be about 6p.m. The exact route to be followed will depend on the weather and tides on the day.

All food, and drinks, and safety equipment will be provided, and it may be possible to provide some waterproof clothing by arrangement.

To be taken by arrangement with the donor. B&B accommodation is available close to the marina.

To see what these boats are capable of, see the promotional video at http://dragonfly.dk/dragonfly-32

Lot 406: Tickets for a 5 seater Box at The Royal Albert Hall for A Night at the Proms

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Final bid:
£505
Increment:£5
Bids:29
Ends in:05 May 2017 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by John Apthorp

Website: www.royalalberthall.com

Five Tickets in ‘Box Number 40’ at the Royal Albert Hall for a Night at the Proms.

The BBC Proms is the world’s largest festival of classical music, spanning 8 weeks with over 90 concerts staged, featuring internationally renowned musicians, world premieres and well-loved classics in the spectacular grade 1 listed Royal Albert Hall. This feast of music has something for everyone; opening with a night of all-British music in celebration of the Queen’s Jubilee and culminating in a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on the opening night of the Games.

The successful bidder may send a list of three separate concerts, in order of preference to the donor. Please note the first and last nights are excluded.

Lot 407: A round of golf for 4 at Thornhill Golf Course, Thornhill, Dumfries & Galloway

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Opening bid:
£128
Increment:£5
Bids:0
Ends in:19 May 2017 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Thornhill Golf Club

A round of golf for 4 players at Thornhill Golf Course in Thornhill.

The course is a mixture of park and heathland with magnificent panoramic views which are equal to any in Scotland. It has often been described as a “hidden gem”. At 6085 yards, over relatively level terrain, the course provides a good test for all golfers and is friendly to those of mature years. Thornhill is a picturesque village in Mid Nithsdale, Dumfries and Galloway. The Golf Club was established in 1893 as a 9 hole course and was extended to 18 holes in 1979.

To be taken by arrangement with the donor between 1st April 2017 – 9th October 2017. Tee times must be reserved in advance by calling the clubhouse.

Lot 408: A mornings trip in a Truck to Galloway Forest

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Opening bid:
£200
Increment:£5
Bids:0
Ends in:19 May 2017 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by John Miller

John Miller Transport Limited

Kirkburn Industrial Estate

Lockerbie

DG11 2FF

Website: www.johnmiller.co.uk

 

Take a mornings trip from Lockerbie/Dumfries out to Galloway Forest where two people can join the driver on his journey.

During the day you will get to experience the whole process of moving timber out of this vast forest. All the trucks are fitted with their own cranes and you will see the skill required to load and move the logs over very fragile forest roads.

John Miller Limited operate over 100 trucks from their head office at Lockerbie. You will also get a visit to this site where you can see the scale of this type of operation.

If one of the party has some HGV experience then they would possibly be able to drive the empty truck in the loading area!!

The company has recently been awarded Scotland Top Trailer Fleet 2017 Transport News Scottish Rewards which will be presented to at them at an award ceremony Glasgow on 4th November 2017.

The logging trip is to be taken in the months of summer at a weekend by arrangement with the donor.

Lunch and or breakfast to be included Lockerbie (Truck Stop).

Lot 409: An afternoon of grouse hawking over pointer in East Ayrshire

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Final bid:
£50
Increment:£2
Bids:1
Ends in:05 May 2017 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Greg Hutchings

An afternoon of grouse hawking over pointer in East Ayrshire.

A packed lunch will be provided before heading on to the hill.

The opportunity will be for two people to spectate while Greg works his dog and falcon as a team. There will also be an opportunity to handle the falcon, and falconry will be explained in detail.

To be taken by arrangement with the donor on a fair weather Saturday in September or October 2017.

Lot 501: 2 nights stay in the House of Mark Guesthouse at the foot of the Cairngorms National Park

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Final bid:
£150
Increment:£5
Bids:1
Ends in:05 May 2017 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Ian Burrill, House of Mark, Glenesk, Angus, DD9 7YZ.

Website: www.houseofmark.co.uk

A two night stay in a double or a twin room in the House of Mark Guesthouse.

The House of Mark is a fabulous guest house, formerly a manse, set within two acres at the foot of the Cairngorms National Park and is open all year round. With stunning scenery and spectacular countryside, within an area steeped in history, this is an idyllic slice of Scotland. There are fantastic walks from the doorstep, on route to The Queen’s Well and Mount Keen, with Loch Lee nearby. House of Mark overlooks the Water of Mark and, along with the Water of Lee, forms the river North Esk close by which is renowned for salmon and sea trout.

After a day spent observing wildlife, walking, climbing, fishing, stalking, kayaking, or Mountain Biking, you can sit in the tranquil walled garden and listen to the wildlife with the water flowing by, or relax in front of an open fire.

Available Monday – Thursday (excluding August). Dates to be arranged with the donor.

Lot 502: A Winter short break at The Boathouse Cottage

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Final bid:
£344
Increment:£5
Bids:13
Ends in:05 May 2017 12:10:00 BST (bidding ended)

Overtime bidding

Presented by Alexander & Susan Dalgety Boathouse Cottage Norham BERWICK-UPON-TWEED TD15 2JZ

Website: www.boathousecottage.co.uk

A four night short-break stay for up to 6 people in the four star self-catering Boathouse Cottage. Nestling at the foot of a wooded bank the cottage commands stunning views onto and across the river Tweed into Scotland. Located midway between the Cheviots and Lammermuirs this is the perfect centre for exploring North Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. For a detailed description visit the cottage website. Standing in its own garden on the banks of Tweed, Boathouse Cottage is ideal for anglers, shooters or those who just wish to explore. Tweed fishing ends 30th November and starts again 1st February. Enjoying the area has no close season!

To be taken by arrangement with the donors between 4th November 2017 and 19 March 2018 (Christmas and New Year excepted).

Lot 601: 500 Caledonian Game Cartridges

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Final bid:
£160
Increment:£5
Bids:1
Ends in:05 May 2017 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Julian McHardy Trustach Shooting Supplies Ltd Trustach Works Banchory Kincardineshire AB13 4AY

Website: www.trustachshootingsupplies.com

Trustach Shooting Supplies Ltd – previously known as Cairngorm Sporting Supplies and Caledonian Cartridge Company – is based in Royal Deeside in the heart of Aberdeenshire which have been manufacturing and distributing shotgun cartridges to customers throughout the UK for 30 years. Trustach Shooting Supplies Ltd are the exclusive distributors for the range of Caledonian cartridges in the UK and a main agent for ELEY HAWK cartridges in Scotland.

Delivery/collection to be arranged direct with the donor.

Lot 602: Heathergems Heart Bangle

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Final bid:
£27
Increment:£2
Bids:2
Ends in:05 May 2017 12:10:00 BST (bidding ended)

Overtime bidding

Presented by Stuart Brown, Heather Gems Heathergems Visitor Centre and Shop, 22 Atholl Road, Pitlochry, Perthshire, PH16 5BX

Website: www.heathergems.com

Heart Silver Plated Bangle. Made from Scottish Heather, hand crafted in Scotland. The heather is collected in the Perthshire hills and the stems are dried and shot blasted to remove the bark. They are dyed various colours using natural dyes and then the stems of different colours are mixed and compressed into a block. The block is then cut into slices and individual pieces are cut, shaped and filled before being lacquered and set into decorative metal fittings using Celtic and Scottish designs. Heathergems are unique and no two are ever the same.

Collection/Delivery to be arranged with the donor.

 
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