Auction 2022

Auction overview

Lots:44
Bidding starts: 22 Apr 2022 05:00:00 BST
Ends: 06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST
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Lots in this auction

 

Lot 6.2: Tuffies Nest

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Final bid:
£145
Increment:£10
Bids:3
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Luise Janniche:

Durasoft Tuffies Nest with a Luxury Fleece cover. Small, Medium, Large or Extra Large.

Delivery only to UK mainland.

Colours and sizes to be determined by the buyer.

https://www.tuffies.co.uk/item/17/Nest-dog-beds-and-covers/The-Durasoft-Nest-with-Luxury-Fleece.html

Lot 6.3: Two pairs of Long Alpaca Country Socks

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Final bid:
£65
Increment:£5
Bids:2
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

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 6.4: A box of Hebridean Lamb

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Final bid:
£190
Increment:£10
Bids:2
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

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 6.5: A pair of 12 bore Snap-caps

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Final bid:
£95
Increment:£5
Bids:4
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Alec Swan:

A pair of 12 bore Snap-caps,  which are hand made and engraved to the highest standard.

 

The bodies will be made of either Buffalo Horn or an exotic and figured wood of the buyers choice ~ usually Ebony or Wild Olive wood or Spalted Box.

 

The caps will be of Brass and engraved with a dedication and again,  of the buyers choice …. generally this is limited to 12 digits. 

 

Price to include postage direct from the maker. 

Lot 6.6: A pair of 20 bore Snap-caps

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Final bid:
£90
Increment:£5
Bids:3
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:10:00 BST (bidding ended)

Overtime bidding

Presented by Alec Swan:

A pair of 20 bore Snap-caps, which are hand made and engraved to the highest standard.

 

The bodies will be made of either Buffalo Horn or an exotic and figured wood of the buyers choice ~ usually Ebony or Wild Olive wood or Spalted Box.

 

The caps will be of Brass and engraved with a dedication and again,  of the buyers choice …. generally this is limited to 12 digits. 

 

Price to include postage direct from the maker.

Lot 6.7: Caspian Caviar House Selection Caviar £250g

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Final bid:
£230
Increment:£10
Bids:4
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Angus Collingwood-Cameron:

Caspian Caviar House Selection Caviar £250g

"HOUSE SELECTION 250g

It may be tempting to lament the decline of wild caviar, but instead lets celebrate the rise of sturgeon farming and the improvement in skills and farming techniques. Without such an improvement, it simply would not be possible to offer you caviar of this quality at such a remarkable price.  

The eggs are similar in size to Oscietra, but are rather darker in colour, some verging towards black. The caviar is lightly salted and has a mild, clean taste. It is surprisingly complex, with flavours of the sea sprinkled with citrus undertones. Best of all, at this price, you can have lots of it!"

https://www.caspiancaviar.co.uk/caviar-c1/house-selection-caviar-c17/caspian-caviar-house-selection-caviar-250g-p17

Lot 7.1: Salmon Fishing on the River Tweed (Birgham Dub)

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Final bid:
£800
Increment:£25
Bids:14
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

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 Friday 2nd September 2022 by arrangement with the donor.

Lot 7.2: 2 days' fishing for 3 rods on the Edzell beat of the River Northesk

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Cost:
£400
Item available until:20 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (finished)

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 7.3: Salmon Fishing on the Shee Water, Perthshire

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Final bid:
£120
Increment:£10
Bids:3
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

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 2022.

The donor can also provide the successful bidder with a list of local accommodation.

Lot 7.4: Brown Trout

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Final bid:
£75
Increment:£5
Bids:4
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by: David Gurney:

A Day fishing for Brown Trout in a Norfolk Chalkstream, lunch included. Mid May or after 15th June.

Date by arrangement with: dqg@bawdeswell.net

Lot 7.5: Salmon and Wild Brown Trout Fishing on the River Lyon

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Final bid:
£140
Increment:£10
Bids:1
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

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 7.6: 1 day’s fishing for 2 rods on the River Nith Lower Beat, Drumlanrig Estate

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Final bid:
£160
Increment:£10
Bids:5
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

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

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Final bid:
£250
Increment:£10
Bids:1
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

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 2022 between June and August, by arrangement.

Lot 8.1: A Day’s Moorland Management Advisory Visit

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Cost:
£500
Item available until:20 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (finished)

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 2022. Depending on the location, some assistance with travel and subsistence charges may be requested.

Lot 8.2: British Moorlands Demonstration Day

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Bought for:
£250
Item available until:20 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (item sold)

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 2023 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 2023.

Lot 9.1: Grouse Hawking in Ayrshire

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Final bid:
£80
Increment:£5
Bids:4
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Greg Hutchings:

A really exciting chance to see an afternoon of grouse hawking over pointers 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 2022.

Lot 9.2: Clay Pigeon Experience at Westlands Country Park

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Final bid:
£41
Increment:£1
Bids:2
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

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 9.3: A day with a traditional hill shepherd for 2 people

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Cost:
£120
Item available until:20 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (finished)

Presented by Hamish Waugh, Effgill, near Langholm:

"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 9.4: An outing with a red squirrel ranger

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Final bid:
£200
Increment:£10
Bids:1
Ends in:06 May 2022 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

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: www.penrithredsquirrels.org.uk


Preferably May or June – date and time to be arranged with the donor.

 
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