Maggie Law fundraiser raises almost £2000

Douglas Welsh, Dave Ramsay, David Doig, Gordon Mitchell Lynette Mitchell, Marlyn Christison, Alex Johnstone MSP, Linda Johnstone, John Christison, Derek Christison and Maria Christison

Douglas Welsh, Dave Ramsay, David Doig, Gordon Mitchell Lynette Mitchell, Marlyn Christison, Alex Johnstone MSP, Linda Johnstone, John Christison, Derek Christison and Maria Christison

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A Touch of Tartan charity event in Gourdon raised almost £2000 for the Maggie Law Maritime Museum in Gourdon, last Saturday November 30.

Guests were invited to wear an item of tartan, to celebrate Scottish culture and heritage at the Gourdon Village hall.

Local businesses had generously sponsored the event that had a grand charity auction will for guests to bid on a range of unusual and valuable items to help boost funds.

Alex Johnstone MSP gave the address to St Andrew, and Douglas Welsh, President of the Museum committee paid tribute to the late Roy Souter, and the valuable legacy of research and writing which he left to Gourdon.

Dave Ramsay Project Director for the Museum said “ The people of Gourdon and our guests really were magnificent, and got behind this event with an initial target of £1,000 to be raised, and the final tally will be closer to £2,000 thanks to the generosity of the audience, the community, and local businesses.

“With a charity auction and some excellent auction items, including a malt whisky donated by Arbroath Football Club, signed by Ally McCoist, the auction was always going to prove popular and profitable, with the money going to fund the tourist signs for the Museum”