This year’s Runagates Club draw took place on the 27 August – the day after Buchan’s birthday! – in the museum just before Ian Buckingham (Chairman of the Museum Trust) began his talk “John Buchan and the First Nations of Canada”. The photo shows our Treasurer, Peter Macnab, drawing the winning number, 32. The lucky winner with a prize of £390 was William (Bill) Galbraith from Canada. The second prize of £117 (=3x£39) was won by Tom Steele from Peebles with the lucky number of 13.
For further details of the Club please go to the Runagates Club page on this site.
A one-day conference convened by the School of Culture at the University of Sunderland to commemorate the end of World War One 1918-2018.
The Conference features Taylor Downing:
Taylor Downing – author of Secret Warriors: Key Scientists, Code Breakers and Propagandists of the Great War(2014)
Paper: ‘John Buchan and the Propaganda War’.
Sponsor: John Buchan Story Museum/John Buchan Society.
For more information on this Conference please click of the link below:
We are delighted to announce the winners of the John Buchan Handwriting Competition for 2018. The entries were judged at the Broughton Horticultural Society Show on the 25th August. The task was to copy – in best handwriting – an extract from Buchan’s novel “Prester John”.
The winner of the 8 to 9 year olds (Class 150) was Lauren Smith and of the 10 to 12 year olds (Class 151) was Charlotte Green – they each received the Buchan Memorial Prize.
Second prizes went to Chloe taylor and Struan McKenzie
Third prizes went to James Stewart and Alexander Millar
Congratulations to all the prize winners from all at the John Buchan Story museum!
The winning entries are on display in the John Buchan Story museum, Peebles.