Auction - Payback Day
An auction was held in one of the craft units at 2:30 on Payback
Day. The auction had many items donated by not only islanders
but also "Friends of Gigha", including a Gigha Tartan Rug donated
by Janette Ker the designer of the tartan, many paintings by John
Wood, Fen Sutherland and the island's Malcolm Henderson and a
unique painted miner's hat with a scene of Durham Cathedral .
A generous donator put in a bottle of the Limited Edition "Spirit
of Gigha" which didn't reach its value of £500 and will
be sent to the next Whisky Auction. Mrs Janet Hemmingway
had lots of her appliqué cushions with scenes of the Island
and a beautifully decorated Celebration cake (which was purchased
by Catriona Tulloch and is displayed in the Hotel) and not forgetting
Mary Freckleton's also beautifully decorated "Anniversary Cake".
The items donated and supporters of the Auction are too many
to mention but suffice to say the total raised on the day was
just short of £2000. A big thank you to everyone
who put their hands in their pockets to support the Trust and
to Mr Robbie Wilson , Auctioneer, a weel kent face on Gigha who
extracted the maximum bids with lots of humour and leg pulling.