The John Buchan Story, The Chambers Institution, Peebles, Scottish Borders, EH45 8AG

Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation No SC042519

The John Buchan Story Peebles


In 1928 John Buchan published “The Runagates Club”. What is the Runagates Club? In the author’s words:

“Founded just after the close of the War by a few people who had been leading queer lives and wanted to keep together, it was a gathering of youngish men who met only for reminiscences and relaxation. It was officially limited to fifteen members – fifteen, because a dozen was dull, thirteen was unlucky, and fourteen had in those days an unpleasing flavour of President Wilson and his points.”

The Treasurers of the John Buchan Story and the John Buchan Society have collaborated to form such a club – in the spirit of the 1928 Club – to provide additional income for both societies.

Our Club is limited to 390 members – known as Vagabonds who buy one or more Vaga-bonds for an annual sum of £39 per bond.

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Runagates Club leaflet.pdf