THE JOHN BUCHAN STORY Peebles, Scottish Borders

The Runagates Club

In 1928 , John Buchan published “ The Runagates Club ”. What is the Runagates Club? In the author’s words: “Founded just after the close of the War by a few people who had been leading queer lives and wanted to keep together, it was a gathering of youngish men who met only for reminiscences and relaxation. It was officially limited to fifteen members fifteen because a dozen was dull, thirteen was unlucky and fourteen had in those days an unpleasing flavour of President Wilson and his points.” The Treasurers of the John Buchan Story and the J ohn Buchan Society have collaborated to form such a club – in the spirit of the 1928 Club – to provide additional income for both the Museum and the Society. Our Club is limited to 390 members known as Vagabonds who buy one or more Vaga-bonds for an annual sum of £39 per bond.
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The Runagates Draw 2020 - 29 September

The 2020 Runagates Draw took place on the 29th September during a John Buchan Story Management Committee Meeting - the images are below! The winning numbers were drawn by Ian Buckingham, Chairman of the Trustees. The winning number was 15 held by Henry Stewart of London who will receive a cheque for £390 and the second number drawn was 47 held by Maida Elder of Broughton who receives a cheque for £117 - being 3x£39!