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5500

Bounded by sea on three sides, Ardnamurchan strikes the perfect balance between ruggedness and beauty, and is often regarded as one of Scotland's last truly wild places. The accommodation for your break will be two luxury suites in the stunning Mingary Castle for two nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast. Mingary provides guests with the finest of Highland hospitality, surrounded by unforgettable scenery and breath-taking wildlife. The 700 year old castle has seen Vikings, sieges, royalty and assassinations, making it an awe-inspiring place to spend a short break. Your prize also includes a day’s shooting on Ardnamurchan Estate and you can choose four guns at the woodcock or two guns woodcock and two at the clays if you prefer. To be taken on a date to be confirmed in December 2019.

Donated by Ardnamurchan Estate

 ardnamurchanestate.co.uk

1500

Novar Estate was once described as a "barren and treeless place". Three hundred years later and under the stewardship of the same family, it is a thriving Highland estate, extending to 20,000 acres and including farmland, forestry, hill, shooting, fishing and most recently alternative energy enterprises. Situated some 20miles north of Inverness, Novar offers high quality rough shooting. This prize is a walked up day for up to six guns with two nights’ accommodation in one of the estate’s recently renovated cottages, where the fridge will be fully stocked with breakfast provisions and a home-cooked supper. The prize is to be taken on a date to be mutually agreed in January 2020 and guns will have the opportunity to shoot pheasant, partridge, snipe, woodcock, rabbit and duck.

Donated by Novar Estate

novarestate.co.uk

750

Broomhall Estate sits on the north shore of the Firth of Forth near Dunfermline and offers the best in Scottish Lowland shooting, wrapped in a piece of sensational Scottish history. A private family home for more than 300 years, Broomhall  continues to be lived in, cherished and cared for by the family of King Robert the Bruce. The 2,500 acre estate has a distinctive landscape of wooded ridges and gently rolling farmland with over 70 established woodlands providing well-stocked coverts for holding game. This prize offers a walked up day for 4-6 guns with breakfast rolls, elevenses and lunch included. The gamekeeper will host the day, ensuring you and your guests leave after experiencing the best that Broomhall can provide. To be taken on a date to be mutually agreed in the coming season.

Donated by Broomhall Home Farms Partnership

 

broomhallhouse.com

3000

Copeland Island is in the north Irish Sea, easily accessible by boat from Donaghadee. This two day shoot is for four guns and can be taken within the shooting season for pheasant, partridge and rabbit or out of season just for rabbit. The island is only 500 acres in size, but has some 30,000 rabbits, 2,000 pheasants and 2,000 partridges so you can be assured of a good shoot regardless of when you go. Copeland Island is a haven for dog training and in the past year the British and Irish Springer Spaniel champions and Irish Cocker Spaniel champion have all been trained here. The winning bidder can bring up to six dog handlers or alternatively dog handlers can be provided for you locally. Dinner, bed and breakfast is included at Pier 36 in Donaghadee. Boat transfers and lunch on the island are also included.

Donated by Stephen Marsden

2750

Colmeallie Estate in Glenesk offers spectacular hill drives in a scenic setting, just 7 miles from the village of Edzell. This prize offers two guns on a 250 bird pheasant and partridge day on a date to be mutually agreed in the coming season. Full hospitality with breakfast, elevenses, lunch and afternoon tea is included and there is the option to pay for additional guns.

Donated by Allan and David Carnegie

3500

Fettercairn is widely regarded as one of the best shoots in Scotland. This lot is for four guns to join a line of eight on a 150-200 bird driven pheasant and partridge day on Saturday 21st September 2019. Full hospitality is included with bacon rolls, lunch in the spectacular Fettercairn House and afternoon tea. 

Donated by Brian Carnegie

400

The Macallan beat is a 1 ¾ mile stretch of the Spey offering left bank fishing and eight exquisite pools for fly fishing. This prize offers two rods for a day’s fishing on Tuesday 10th March 2020 with lunch included. Robert Mitchell, the estate's highly experienced ghillie will accompany you. Equipment can be provided making this an ideal prize for novices and experienced fishermen alike. 

 

Donated by Donated by The Macallan and ghillie Robert Mitchell

1500

The Fishponds beat, on the River Tay, 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. There is a comfortable fishing hut serving both beats which provides 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 2020 (subject to availability) and includes the services of a ghillie. In addition, the winning bidder will have two nights' 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

4800

This is the chance of a lifetime for two guns to shoot on a flight line in the beautiful Cordoba Highlands of Argentina; recognised as the best place in the world for wing shooting. You’ll be well looked after by your host, Stephen Marsden and this outstanding prize includes four and a half days’ shooting with accommodation provided at the charming El Cielo lodge. El Cielo is situated north of Cordoba city, surrounded by the rolling wooded hills of the Sierra Chicas. The spacious lodge has seven bedrooms and there is a comfortable living room for relaxing with a drink after a hard day’s shooting. All food, drinks and guns are included in this lot. Date to be agreed in February 2020. Note flights, shells, loaders and tips are not included, but flights can be arranged for you by the hosts.

Donated by Stephen Marsden

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