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 The Meindl family has been producing high quality, hand-made footwear in Germany for over 300 years. One of its best sellers is the Dovre Extreme GTX  – a great all-rounder for any outdoor venture and the ideal height for trudging through damp muddy conditions. Made from waxed nubuck leather with waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex lining, the boots are firm yet flexible and are comfortable straight from the box. The boots are available in the winner’s chosen size (UK size 5-14 including some half sizes) and come with a selection of Meindl care accessories including Sportwax.

Donated by Bramwell International Ltd


 Pilla is the brand of choice for the world’s best shooting professionals, offering an extensive range of protective eyewear and stylish accessories. Stirling Optical, the only authorised Pilla stockist in Scotland, has kindly donated this high quality cartridge pouch to the auction, made from a soft, dark brown leather and embossed with the Pilla logo on the front. The pouch has a large belt loop and two pockets with enough room to hold two boxes of cartridges as well as a handy front pocket which is designed to hold spare lenses, making it a great addition to any professional shooting kit. 

Donated by Stirling Optical


Dick Sorley is highly respected in the gundog world, competing at the very highest level in both working gundog tests and field trials throughout the United Kingdom with considerable success. He has represented Scotland at the CLA Game Fair and competed in the National Retriever Championship at Sandringham, Ampton and Windsor, where he won top Scottish dog. An expert with Labrador Retrievers, Dick will give you professional guidance, teaching you vital techniques that will help you get the most out of your dog and helping your dog get the most out of you! This lot is for five training sessions and is ideal for experienced and novice dog owners who want to get more from their animal. 

Donated by Denbank Gundogs


Paul Harris is a highly skilled craftsman and well-respected maker of bespoke field sport accessories. He is delighted to donate this hand-crafted knife to the auction, made with a handle of stabilised highly-figured walnut and red vulcanised fibre liners to give the knife scales a modern appearance. It is fitted with handmade mosaic pins and an 8mm mosaic lanyard hole to secure to the tang. The blade is made from Paul's tried and tested design using RWL440c stainless steel with a tapered tang and both the blade and handle have been ergonomically designed, with shaped finger guard and palm swell, allowing it to rest perfectly in your hand. The knife comes in a presentation box with a handmade leather sheath with detachable belt loop and a detachable magnesium Ferro Rod. This fantastic tool is ideal for stalking or general cutting tasks and would complement any shooting kit.

Donated by Paul Harris


The Holland & Holland Shooting Grounds is based in Northwood just 17 miles west of Central London, combining rural tranquillity with superb access to main transport routes. With the widest possible range of both clay and game targets available at the shooting grounds, all types of sporting targets can be simulated during the lessons. This prize offers a morning's shooting for a group of four with a Holland & Holland instructor - whether you are a complete novice or a seasoned shot, time spent with the famous Holland & Holland instructors at the Shooting Grounds is time well invested. Date to be mutually agreed. 

Donated by Holland & Holland



The Dalguise beat is situated about two miles downstream of the confluence of the Rivers Tay and Tummel and extends to approximately 1.25 miles of double bank Middle Tay fishing. Set amongst spectacular scenery, Dalguise is one of the most attractive beats of the mid Tay and boasts a wide array of both plant and wildlife on its riverbanks, including kingfishers, otters and ospreys, which have been seen fishing on the river. The beat has nine major named pools, several of which can only be described as a fly-fisherman's dream. It can fish well in all heights of water and, dependent on the time of year, water height and temperature, the ghillie will advise your party on the most likely pools, ‘taking places’ and tactics. Dates to be mutually agreed for a party of seven rods for two days in the 2018/19 season.

Donated by Dalguise Fishings


The Fishponds beat forms the upper part of the stretch of the river formerly known as the Lower Scone Salmon Fishings and includes 20 pools which offer a wide variety of fishing. The beat is fished in two parts - Fishponds and Knowesbank and there is excellent access to the river bank from Fishponds Cottages and by the Iron Burn. There is a comfortable fishing hut serving both upper and lower Fishponds beats which provide all visiting anglers with the comforts of home. This prize offers three rods on a day to be mutually agreed between 15th January and 15th May 2019 and includes the services of a ghillie. In addition to this, the lucky winner will have two nights' complimentary accommodation in the luxurious Balvaird apartment, a three bedroom five-star self-catering apartment located within Scone Palace.

Donated by The Earl and Countess of Mansfield


This prize offers three rods for three days on the Freeburn beat of the Upper Findhorn to be taken between 24-26 September 2018 or carried forward to the next season by arrangement. The Freeburn is one mile left bank on the river Findhorn near Tomatin which can support a maximum of three rods at any time in four well-established pools and a couple of good runs. Freeburn has been very rarely fished for the past few years and the full potential of the beat is yet to be fully realised – September has seen a number of fish caught even when water levels have been low. Fishing is strictly by fly only and Freeburn supports the river Findhorn conservation code.

Donated by Atholl Sporting


This prize, kindly donated by Hendry Ramsay & Waters, offers two days’ fallow or roe doe stalking for one rifle at Cardney and Forneth Estates. These estates have some of the most picturesque landscapes in Perthshire and both carry a healthy population of fallow and roe does over their stalking areas. Novices are most welcome as rifles and full instruction can be included. If preferred, this prize can be taken as two rifles for one day. To be taken on dates to be mutually agreed between December-February.

Donated by Hendry, Ramsay & Waters (Worldwide) Ltd


Kinrara Estate lies within the spectacular Monadhliath Mountains and offers some wonderful stalking over beautiful terrain. This lot offers the opportunity for either one rifle or two rifles sharing two days' hind stalking on the estate accompanied by the Head Stalker. The prize is to be taken between November and December 2018 with no set limit and includes local overnight accommodation. The estate can provide rifles at the winner's request. As part of this prize, one of your hinds will be butchered, vacuum packed and delivered to your home.

Donated by The Kinrara Estate


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