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 2019

The 2019 Runagates Draw took place on the 26th August in Hay Lodge Park, Peebles. The spot chosen for the draw was the Horse Chestnut tree planted 100 years ago by Mrs Helen Buchan - John Buchan’s mother.
The draw was by Lady Stewartby, a granddaughter of John Buchan. The winners are: Dr John Allen Cartmel of Cumbria, with ticket number 10 who recives £390 The runner up is the Hon. John D. Ong of Ohio who receives £117. Congratulations to you both!