The John Buchan Story

Peebles, Scotland

Month: November 2017

Sunderland University – “The John Buchan Prize for best M.A. English Dissertation (November 2017)

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.

http://www.usonline.co.uk/news/39-steps-success

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

 

John Buchan Story on ITV Border ‘Border Life’ – 20 November 2017

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

http://www.itv.com/news/border/update/2017-11-21/watch-border-life/

 

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.

Donation of books to Peebles High School

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!

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