On the 29 November 2017, Deborah Stewartby and Peter Worthington journeyed to Sunderland University to present the John Buchan Prize to Andrew (Andy) McCabe. This is the first time the prize has been awarded and we hope that over the years it will help to spread knowledge of John Buchan in the academic world.
Please click on the link below to read the press release from Sunderland University.
The Certificate signed by Lord Tweedsmuir and Steve Watts of Sunderland University
Andy dashing to be greeted by the Vice-Chancellor
Lady Stewartby presenting the Certificate and prize to Andrew with his tutors, Colin and Alison Younger, and Peter Worthington in the background
Lady Stewartby and Andrew with Steve Watts (Head of the School of Culture) and Peter Worthington in the background
Some time ago, we had a visit from Border TV who filmed various aspects of the Museum. This included interviews with Deborah Stewartby about the family; Ursula Buchan about her forthcoming book; Ian Buckingham showing some of the artefacts.
This will form part of the Monday night ‘Border Life’ programme. and we may have a few minutes of fame! In fact, we had the entire programme devoted to the John Buchan Story!
Please click on the link to watch the programme
The John Buchan Story was closed when the programme was shown on television. However, we do open on request during the winter months – please telephone 01721 723525 for a viewing appointment or e-mail using the form on the contact page.
We recently hosted a group of pupils from Peebles High School, who had a good look around the Museum and learnt more about John Buchan.
They will be reading ‘The 39 Steps’ in their English class and we look forward to hearing about how they found it! Their last book was Macbeth, so this will be quite a contrast (although both have suspense and intrigue?)
To help the school, the Museum was delighted to present them with a set of the books for them to use. Richard Hannay lives on!