Lots

 

Lot 1.1: MacHedge

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Opening bid:
£500
Increment:£25
Start date:23 Apr 2021 05:00:00 BST
End date:07 May 2021 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Finzean Estate:

The MacHedge is named after Finzean's famous headkeeper Allan "Hedge" Shand, and the challenge requires the team or individual to take a roe doe, ten rabbits and a brace of pheasants in a day.

The MacHedge can be attempted in January 2022 depending on availability at the estate and, while nobody can guarantee a successful MacHedge, the winners can be sure of a relaxed, fun day in glorious surroundings.

Finzean is a beautiful estate on Royal Deeside a short distance from Aberdeen, and the local community includes a thriving 4 star farm shop set in stunning countryside.

Finzean won the Heather Trust's Golden Plover Award for Moorland Management in 2015, and the area offers a huge amount to see and do for tourists and locals alike.

Date in Janurary 2022 by arrangement with the Estate Office (01330 850710).

Lot 2.1: A Walked-up Day in Aberdeenshire

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Opening bid:
£1,000
Increment:£25
Start date:23 Apr 2021 05:00:00 BST
End date:07 May 2021 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Malcolm Hay:

A classic day’s rough shooting for three to four guns in the beautiful Aberdeenshire countryside, a few miles outside Huntly.

A fantastically varied bag is possible, with pheasant, partridge, grouse, snipe, duck, woodcock, hare, pigeon, and rabbit on offer. An old-fashioned mixed day of exciting, relaxed sport.

A delicious lunch will be provided for the guns in Edinglassie Lodge.

To be taken by arrangement with the donor in early / mid November 2021.

If required, self-catering accommodation is available by separate negotiation with the donor.

Lot 3.1: Red Hind Stalking at Ballogie

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Opening bid:
£195
Increment:£10
Start date:23 Apr 2021 05:00:00 BST
End date:07 May 2021 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Ballogie Estate:

One day’s hind or doe stalking for one rifle on the beautiful Ballogie Estate in Deeside, Aberdeenshire. The Estate Stalker will accompany the rifle. There is no limit on numbers of hinds or doe shot.

Rifle to provide own refreshments. The Estate can provide an accommodation list and use of the Estate rifle if necessary.

To be taken during November 2021 - date to be arranged with the donor.

Lot 3.2: Red Hind Stalking on Atholl Estates

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Opening bid:
£370
Increment:£10
Start date:23 Apr 2021 05:00:00 BST
End date:07 May 2021 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Atholl Estates:

One day’s red hind stalking on part of the Atholl Estate, one of Scotland's best known Highland estates.Extending to over 145,000 acres, the estate is divided into five sporting beats, each of which offers a different mix of sport and scenery.

The red hind stalking is part of a selective cull and the estate stalker will accompany the rifle, directing guests to the identified cull hinds. The experience is enhanced by the highland ponies which are used to carry the culled deer where conditions permit and the services of a ghillie and pony are included.

To be taken during the 2021 – 2022 season by arrangement with the donor.

Lot 3.3: A day's roe deer stalking, Edinglassie

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Opening bid:
£250
Increment:£10
Start date:23 Apr 2021 05:00:00 BST
End date:07 May 2021 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Malcolm Hay:

A day's roe deer stalking on Edinglassie Estate, a few miles outside Huntly in the Aberdeenshire countryside.

If required, self-catering accommodation is available by separate negotiation with the donor.

Lot 3.4: Morning or evening stalk for either Fallow does or roe doe (winner's choice)

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Opening bid:
£120
Increment:£10
Start date:23 Apr 2021 05:00:00 BST
End date:07 May 2021 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Roy Fishwick:

The winning bidder will be given the choice of either:

Morning or evening stalk for Fallow does

Woodland stalking in the N Yorks hills. An accompanied stalk to get one or more fallow does in the 2021/22 season. This will better suit an experienced stalker as opportunities in the woods can be fleeting!

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Morning or Evening stalk for roe doe

2021/22 season. Accompanied stalk but most likely high seat based. Would suit a beginner or novice or more experienced stalker with low fitness. Estate rifle available. Allow some time for a target session first.

Lot 4.1: Salmon and Wild Brown Trout Fishing on the River Lyon

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Opening bid:
£140
Increment:£10
Start date:23 Apr 2021 05:00:00 BST
End date:07 May 2021 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Alastair Riddell, North Chesthill Estate:
Two days salmon and trout fishing on the River Lyon, Perthshire to be taken, back to back, during the season.
The salmon beats alternate daily. The purchaser can fish for salmon and trout across that beat and can fish the runs across all my water for trout, but would be asked to stay away from the salmon pools on the other beat. There are plenty of local hotels, B&Bs, cottages and the famous Fortinghall Hotel nearby.

Lot 4.2: Salmon Fishing on the Shee Water, Perthshire

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Opening bid:
£100
Increment:£10
Start date:23 Apr 2021 05:00:00 BST
End date:07 May 2021 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Finegand Estate Ltd: An excellent opportunity for two rods to try this small but easily fished river in beautiful scenery. This is fly only, and fishes well from June onward. Each beat is approximately 1½ miles long. Although it is definitely classed as a spate river, fish can be caught in all waters. The Shee Water, which is the head waters of the river Ericht and a tributary of the Tay, provides exciting salmon fishing, where sport can be expected to come thick and fast. It can be extremely prolific – fishing well late in the season. This has always proved to be a popular lot with our bidders. To be taken on a mutually agreed day before the 31 st August 2021, . The donor can also provide the successful bidder with a list of local accommodation.

Lot 4.3: 1 day’s fishing for 2 rods on the River Nith Lower Beat, Drumlanrig Estate

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Opening bid:
£120
Increment:£10
Start date:23 Apr 2021 05:00:00 BST
End date:07 May 2021 12:00:00 BST

Presented by The Duke of Buccleuch. Website: www.drumlanrigcastle.co.uk. 1 day’s fishing for 2 rods on the River Nith Lower Beat. This beat is located within the grounds of Drumlanrig Estate with Drumlanrig Castle as a backdrop. To be taken between August and November, subject to availability. 

Lot 4.4: A day’s haaf-netting with Sir Johnny Scott on the River Nith at Glencaple, in Dumfriesshire

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Opening bid:
£250
Increment:£5
Start date:23 Apr 2021 05:00:00 BST
End date:07 May 2021 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Sir John Scott, by kind permission of Lady Clare Hurd:

This is an excellent opportunity for one person to experience a day’s haaf-netting on the River Nith at Glencaple. This unique form of fishing dates back to the Vikings, the word haaf coming from the Norwegian word for heave. The 15 ft net, standing like a small goalpost on three legs, is carried into the river and is supported by the fisherman. The haaf-netters stand in a line with their nets across the estuary and catch fish coming up on the flood tide and down on the ebb tide. The fishing at Caerlaverock has been kept historically by the owners for the benefit of the Estate workers and local villagers.

The successful bidder will fish with Johnny, under the guidance of the Caerlaverock Keeper, on the flood and ebb tides. Johnny Scott wrote and co-presented the successful BBC TV series, Clarissa and The Countryman. Lunch will be provided. A pair of chest waders is essential.

Fishing will be catch and release, in line with conservation regulations.

To be taken in the summer months of 2021 between June and August, by arrangement.

Lot 4.5: Salmon Fishing on the River Tweed (Birgham Dub)

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Opening bid:
£500
Increment:£25
Start date:23 Apr 2021 05:00:00 BST
End date:07 May 2021 12:00:00 BST

Presented by The Rt Hon the Earl of Home KT CVO CBE:
Birgham Dub consists of 1 mile of double bank fishing and is a 2 rod, 2 boat beat, with two full time boatmen. The Dub has a wide variety of pools and streams for both high and low water conditions. Not only the Dub with its pools named the Corbie, Cundy, Galoshan Point, Hens Leg and the Nick; but also (above and below) are the streaming waters known as the Brose, Magrie, the Cradle, the Weil and Jilly’s Cast. The beat is very well maintained, with an excellent fishing hut and other facilities. Birgham Dub is owned by Douglas & Angus Estates and forms part of the Hirsel Estate at Coldstream. To be taken on Tuesday 31st August 2021 by arrangement with the donor.

Lot 4.6: 2 days' fishing for 3 rods on the Edzell beat of the River Northesk

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Opening bid:
£400
Increment:£10
Start date:23 Apr 2021 05:00:00 BST
End date:07 May 2021 12:00:00 BST

Presented by The Earl of Dalhousie, Website: www.dalhousieestates.co.uk: Fishing is let over the Upper and Lower Beats of the Edzell Water (West Bank only) on the River North Esk. The middle beat is not included. There are ten named pools. The upper beat extends from below the Gannochy Bridge on the Fettercairn Road to the Suspension Bridge by Edzell Village and the Lower Beat runs from the top of the Lyn Martin Pool down to the confluence of the North Esk and the West Water. To be taken this season by arrangement with the donor.

Lot 5.1: A Day’s Moorland Management Advisory Visit

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Opening bid:
£500
Increment:£25
Start date:23 Apr 2021 05:00:00 BST
End date:07 May 2021 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Professor Rob Marrs, University of Liverpool and The President of The Heather Trust:

A day’s consultancy visit to an area of moorland identified by the successful bidder.

Rob is a leading academic expert on moorland management with a particular emphasis on vegetation management including heather and bracken.

It is anticipated that the successful bidder will wish to accompany Rob on the visit and in conversation take advantage of his encyclopaedic knowledge of moorland.

To be taken by arrangement with the donor during the summer of 2021. Depending on the location, some assistance with travel and subsistence charges may be requested.

Lot 5.2: British Moorlands Demonstration Day

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Opening bid:
£250
Increment:£10
Start date:23 Apr 2021 05:00:00 BST
End date:07 May 2021 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Dick Bartlett, British Moorlands. Website: www.britishmoorlands.com.

The morning will be spent counting breeding pairs of grouse using pointing dogs to find and flush the pairs which will give an indication of the shooting potential of the 2022 season. This is fascinating to watch if you enjoy seeing good gundog work.

The afternoon offers you hands-on experience of moorland work such as heather management, grit site selection and operation, water provision for upland wildlife and predator trapping systems.

The whole day is guided by Dick Bartlett who will explain how modern technology is used by British Moorlands to produce grouse shooting which is technically and financially sustainable, and also affordable to the ordinary shooter.

Please see www.britishmoorlands.com for more information on our work to save our heather moorland heritage through viable grouse production for shooting and falconry.

Suitable for a group of 2 - 10.
Location; Speyside, North East Scotland
Date: tba for March/April 2021.

Lot 6.1: Clay Pigeon Experience at Westlands Country Park

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Opening bid:
£40
Increment:£1
Start date:23 Apr 2021 05:00:00 BST
End date:07 May 2021 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Chris Amos:

50 cartridges / clays at Westlands Country Park, Dumfries and Galloway.

Different guns can be provided or the winning bidder can bring their own.

Lot 6.2: A day with a traditional hill shepherd for 2 people

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Opening bid:
£120
Increment:£10
Start date:23 Apr 2021 05:00:00 BST
End date:07 May 2021 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Hamish Waugh, Effgill: A day (for two people) with a traditional hill shepherd.

The day, depending on work on hand, will consist of a tour around the farm and seeing how hefted sheep are herded, seeing my collies at work, and an explanation of what the winning bidder is seeing.

There will be roast lamb for lunch where Fiona and I will be on hand for a general discussion and able to answer questions as they arise.

We would hope the day will be taken in early or mid-summer (preferably before shearing time) but can be flexible when arrangements are made.

Lot 6.3: An outing with a red squirrel ranger

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Opening bid:
£200
Increment:£10
Start date:23 Apr 2021 05:00:00 BST
End date:07 May 2021 12:00:00 BST

An outing lasting 3 – 4 hours with a Penrith Red Squirrel Ranger in Cumbria.
Funds raised will be shared with the Penrith and District Red Squirrel Group.
Preferably May or June – date and time to be arranged with the donor.

Lot 6.4: Family/group ticket to Braemar Castle

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Opening bid:
£50
Increment:£5
Start date:23 Apr 2021 05:00:00 BST
End date:07 May 2021 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Simon Blackett:

A family/group ticket to Braemar Castle with personal guided tour and tea/coffee in morning room for up to 10 persons.

To be taken any time in 2021.

http://www.braemarcastle.co.uk/

Lot 7.1: Nebuchadnezzar of Chateau de Sales 2016 and cellar tour

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Opening bid:
£860
Increment:£25
Start date:23 Apr 2021 05:00:00 BST
End date:07 May 2021 12:00:00 BST

Nebuchadnezzar of Chateau de Sales 2016 (to be collected in Radlett) and a tour of the cellars of Mr John Apthorp CBE, located in Radlett.

Lot 7.2: 25kg bag of daffodil bulbs

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Opening bid:
£40
Increment:£1
Start date:23 Apr 2021 05:00:00 BST
End date:07 May 2021 12:00:00 BST

Presented by: David MacRobert

Lot 7.3: Simulated stalking for two, one night's hotel accommodation and whisky and gin tasting

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Opening bid:
£200
Increment:£10
Start date:23 Apr 2021 05:00:00 BST
End date:07 May 2021 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Lucilla Noble, Fearann Eilean Iarmain, the Isle of Skye.

Test your skills against the elements with a simulated stalking day for two, followed by one nights accommodation at the unique Hotel Eilean Iarmain, on the Isle of Skye, with a free tastings of the Gaelic Whiskies and Gaelic Gins.

Simulated Stalking is open to anyone over the age of 17 (under 17s must be in possession of a firearm certificate.)  Holders of FAC are welcome to bring their own rifles, or estate rifles are available.

Dates by arrangement with the donor.

Lot 7.4: A box of Hebridean Lamb

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Opening bid:
£160
Increment:£10
Start date:23 Apr 2021 05:00:00 BST
End date:07 May 2021 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Mrs Jean Howman:

The Hebridean lambs are raised on Borland Farm, Glenshee, Perthshire and processed in Abernethy.

The rare breed Hebridean Lamb has a distinctly unique flavor and has been described as the finest tasting lamb you can have.

1 box of whole Hebridean Lamb contains:

- 2 Boned and rolled shoulders,

- 2 whole legs,

- Single loin chops,

- Double loin chops,

- 2 lambshanks and

either approximately 0.5kg of mince / diced lamb.

Delivery / Collection to be arranged with the donor.

www.borlandfold.com

Lot 7.5: Two pairs of Long Alpaca Country Socks

Opening bid:
£60
Increment:£5
Start date:23 Apr 2021 05:00:00 BST
End date:07 May 2021 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Mrs Sandra Morton:

A great chance to bid for two pairs of lovely country socks in Sedge Green and Burnt Orange.

The perfect country socks for Wellington boots, these fabulous knee length socks are ribbed with an in-built cushioned sole and hand linked toe seams for extra comfort.

They are lightweight and warm, and provide a great layer of high performance insulation. The socks are as soft as cashmere to wear, but far more hardwearing and built to last.

Plain luxury socks made of 75% alpaca and 25% nylon. Available in sizes small UK 5-7, medium UK 8-10 and large UK 10-12, and they come boxed in Perilla’s bespoke pistachio and chocolate boxes. Delivery/Collection to be arranged with the donor.

Website: www.perilla.co.uk.

Lot 7.6: Heather Seed

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Opening bid:
£200
Increment:£10
Start date:23 Apr 2021 05:00:00 BST
End date:07 May 2021 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Mill Farm: 2 hectares worth of cleaned treated heather seed combined with advice from the supplier on the best way to prepare the ground prior to seeding.

Lot 8.2: An animal head portrait in oil by artist Flora Blackett

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Opening bid:
£600
Increment:£25
Start date:23 Apr 2021 05:00:00 BST
End date:07 May 2021 12:00:00 BST

Presented by Flora Blackett:

Website: www.florablackett.com

An oil portrait of an animal of your choosing by aclaimed artist Flora Blackett.

"Born in 1978 in South west Scotland, Flora Blackett trained for 4 years at the prestigious Charles H Cecil studio in Florence, Italy.

As well as portraits, she is a renowned wildlife artist. Dividing her time between her studios in London and her native Dumfriessire she works on both commissions and her own inspired paintings and drawings. With trips throughout the UK, Europe, America and Africa, Flora continuously searches for exciting new subjects. She captures at first hand, the animals in their surroundings and strives to depict both the immediacy and serenity in every scene.
Flora has had many highly acclaimed exhibitions thoughout the UK and America.

In 2014 Flora combined her love of art and interiors to launch Flora Blackett designs.

Her work now hangs in collections throughout the world and is now listed in the national archives."

50% of the Sale value will go to the Heather Trust. Please note that, due to her popularity, there is likely to be a waiting period before the commission will be completed.

 
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