In 1928, John Buchan published “The Runagates Club”. What is the Runagates Club? In the author’s words:“FoundedjustafterthecloseoftheWarbyafewpeoplewhohadbeenleadingqueerlivesandwantedtokeep together,itwasagatheringofyoungishmenwhometonlyforreminiscencesandrelaxation.Itwasofficially limitedtofifteenmembers–fifteenbecauseadozenwasdull,thirteenwasunluckyandfourteenhadinthose days an unpleasing flavour of President Wilson and his points.”The TreasurersoftheJohnBuchanStoryandtheJohnBuchanSocietyhavecollaboratedtoformsuchaclub – in the spirit of the 1928 Club – to provide additional income for both the Museum and the Society.OurClubislimitedto390members–knownasVagabondswhobuyoneormoreVaga-bondsforanannual sum of £39 per bond.
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The 2020 Runagates Draw was due to take place on the 26th August in the John Buchan Story, Peebles. However, there has been a delay in TSB sending the statements to our Treasurer and as we don’t wish to omit anyone we have postponed the Draw until we have all the information.