The Summer Sale stalls are packed away but the


Your chance to bid for a unique experience!


1) Salmon Fishing on the River Tweed: SOLD

Bid for one day's fishing for one rod on the glorious Rutherford Beat, to be taken by agreement with our generous donor, John Rutherford, Rutherford Lodge, Kelso.Tel: 01835 823757.

Price guide: £250/day.  

2) Makerstoun House Tour:  2 places SOLD, 8 places still available

An afternoon Tour of historic Makerstoun House followed by a scrumptious tea. Date to be arranged. Offered as a Lot for £200, or individually at £20 a head for a maximum of 10 people. Kindly donated by Lord Nicholas Biddulph.


3) Afternoon BBQ: SOLD

Enjoy a 3-Course BBQ on a summer afternoon of your choicein 2019, courtesy of Ray and Candy Jones at their Eckford home.Menu will include Sirloin Steaks and Wine/Beer. A Veggie option will be available. Minimum bid is £250 for a party of up to 10. Date and time to be agreed, and the event will be indoors if wet on your agreed date.

4) Commission a Portrait: SOLD

Have a portrait of yourself, a loved one, an animal or a landscape, painted by well-known local artist Claire Harper-Gow.

Pricing by agreement. Tel 01361 810315

5) Shooting: SOLD

One day's shooting for an experienced gun, in a party of 8 guns in the foothills of The Cheviots, a mixed bag of around 120 challenging pheasants, with some even more challenging partridges. Lunch, tea and all refreshments provided. The date is Thursday January 11th 2019 for this long-standing, popular Lot donated by Robert and Lesley Dick. Minimum price is £400 for the day.Tel: 01573 440208.

6) Spring Lunch: SOLD

A party of up to 10 guests can enjoy a Spring Lunch, with drinks included, on a date in 2019 to be agreed with generous donors Richard and Carol Lindsley. To be taken as a Lot for a minimum of £250, or by individuals at a minimum of £25 a head.

Tel 01573 223978

7) Lift to Airport: Still available

Have a lift to either Edinburgh or Newcastle Airport with experienced driver and good companion Dan Miller..Tel 01573 226527

8) High Tea(x2) at The Elms: One Tea SOLD, second Tea has 2 places left

Dan and Vickie Miller will host you at their fine Georgian home,The Elms, Kelso, for a treat beginning with a chilled glass of Prosecco, followed by a selection of finger sandwiches, scones, petit fours and iced biscuits, served with Fortnum and Mason tea, using fine china and crystal. If weather permits, enjoy the beautiful garden. £35 a head for a party of up to 8.

9) Dine at the Rectory (x3): 2 lunches SOLD, 3rd lunch has one place left

Lunch or Dinner in style at The Rectory with Pat's delicious cooking and Bob's wonderful jokes..what more could you want? Minimum bid of £250 for parties of 10 or individual bids at £25 a head.

10) Champagne Afternoon Tea: SOLD

Kindly donated by Andrew and Sheena Wemyss, at their home, 8 Springbank, Kelso.

Lots 11-15 most generously donated by Tony Bacon..Tel 01573 450293

11) Departure Travel: Still available

One-way travel by car for up to 4 people with reasonable luggage to any of these departure points:

Berwick-upon Tweed,Newcastle Airport or Station, Tweedbank.

Dates and times to be mutually agreed. Several journeys available.

12) Shooting #1: Still available

A day's shooting of duck, pheasant, partridge etc,for an experienced gun,within 5 miles of Kelso, on a date in December/January to be mutually agreed. Expected bag 30/50 birds depending on how good a shot you are!

13) Shooting #2: Still available

A day's walked-up shooting for wild grouse on moorland south of Hawick in August 2019 on a date to be mutually agreed. Expected bag small.. but think of the experience! 

14) Fly-fishing: Still available

An accompanied session of fly-fishing for rainbow and brown trout on a private lake within 5 miles of Kelso, dates and times before end of October 2018 to be mutually agreed. Up to 2 rainbows may be taken home..if caught!

15) Festival Service at St. Paul's Cathedral: Still space

May 2019: Attendance as guests at the charitable fund-raising Festival Service of the Sons and Friends of the Clergy at St. Paul's Cathedral, London, at 4.30pm. Three Cathedral Choirs will perform and the Lord Mayor and Masters etc of most City Livery Companies will attend. Up to 6 guests can accompany me. No charge, but a donation will be expected. One guest may be able to join me at the Festival Dinner at Merchant Taylor's Hall afterwards at an additional charge, say £100. Dress..lounge suit or equivalent. Further details from me when available.

16) Golf at The Roxburghe Golf Course: Still available

A round of Golf at the Roxburghe Golf Course for up to 4 people- Green fees and refreshments included. Date to be mutually agreed. Minimum bid £50/head. Contact Rob Dick 01573 440208.

17) Pick Hymns: Some sold but still some left

Want a chance to have your favourite hymns at the main Sunday morning service?

£20 per service. Contact Bob to choose your day.

18) Pick Apples: Still available

Pick your own apples (and maybe other fruit if you are quick!) from Otterburn Garden, Morebattle-please come and pick some apples at your leisure-donation to Church appreciated-multiple offers while apples last!

Rob and Lesley Tel 01573 440208

19) Piano Lessons:Still available

Here is a chance not to be missed! Learn to play the piano with well known and talented musician Leonard Harper-Gow. Fee by arrangement. Tel 01361 810315

20) Fully Iced Christmas Cake  SOLD


Bids can be made in person or  by email to

Robert Dick 

or Tel 07836 711 434.

All enquiries welcome and all support greatly appreciated.