Howe O’ The Mearns Pipe Band auction

Howe o' the Mearns Pipeband have an online auction coming up
Howe o' the Mearns Pipeband have an online auction coming up

Howe O’the Mearns Pipe Band and Roxburghe House have joined together to bring an online auction raising funds for both organisations.

The auction is set to go live in just over a week on August 9 and run for six days.

The organisations have set up a dedicated Facebook Page for people to get involved with and make their bids on items.

The auction page says: “The auction will run from 7pm on August 9 until 9pm on August 14. No bids will be accepted before or after these dates and times. To bid all you have to do is comment on the pic.

“Payment will be cash on collection or through paypal, however if you require postage this will be at your cost (details on postage will be put on each pic). “Finally please share will all your friends and family, the more people that knows about this the more money we can raise.”

One of the items up for grabs is Pipe Major Davis Duncan, aka Mearns piper, who is giving his services for either a full wedding or function. However we’ve been told if the bids go well there will be a ‘surprise upgrade’.

Also included are: Landmark family voucher, Blair Drummond family voucher, critter keeper school visit voucher, Firstaid course for up to six people, loads of craft items such as an original drawn highland cow from little white desk, glitter glasses, A box of tunnocks caramel wafers, beach casting rod, A Pieroth wine tasting experience voucher for four and three prints from M.A.Ferguson photography.

There are also some items that will be posted in due course.

The band will also be having a fundraising soup and sweet day in Laurencekirk’s Masonic Hall at 11am until 2pm on Sunday August 9 before the auction goes live.

There is also a raffle including a variety of desirable hampers which you can buy at Soup and Sweet event and at local shops. Items included in the raffle are: Drinks hamper worth over £150, Sweetie hamper, Food hamper, Ladies pamper hamper and Mans pamper hamper, which includes a game of golf for four, fish and chips for two and beer among other things.

You can find the aunction site via the Howe O’ The Mearns Pipe Band page on Facebook.