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.
Emma Small’s work for the John Buchan Story has reached the Peeblesshire News. To read the article, please click on the line below
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
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!
This 1927 film has long been lost. However, thanks to the National Library of Scotland we are able watch “SIR HARRY LAUDER VISITS THE REGENT PICTURE HOUSE, GLASGOW, TO VIEW HUNTINGTOWER” –- simply click HERE
Harry Lauder as Dickson McCunn with the Gorbals Die-Hards in Huntingtower, 1927. During the filming, John Buchan visited the sets in Elstree and exchanged fishing stories with Harry Lauder.