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

Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation No SC042519

The John Buchan Story Peebles


The Runagates Draw - 26 August 2016

Our Runagates Club successfully held the annual prize draw on the 26 August 2016 – John Buchan was born on the 26 August 1875! For the occasion we used the cocked hat that John Buchan wore as Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1933-34 (this is now on display in the John Buchan Story Museum, Peebles).

The winning ticket number was 19  which belongs to LOUISA ELDER of London, who has now been informed of her windfall. 

Here is a picture of Edward Buchan with the lucky number at the Laurel Bank tearoom in Broughton - thanks for helping out Edward!  

We will be providing all our Vagabonds with a full newsletter soon, to give you some further update on money raised to date; the latest news from the Museum; some Runagates watch this space!

For more information on the Runagates Club please look at our “Runagates Club” page.

The parish churches of Upper Tweeddale and Peebles Arts Festival came together to hear a thought provoking (perhaps controversial?) talk on John Buchan and his faith.

The Very Reverend Dr Ian Bradley, Reader in Theology and Principal of St Mary’s College, St Andrews gave the sermon as a lifelong admirer of John Buchan and his writing. Dr Bradley will be familiar to many for his “Thought for the Day” on BBC Radio Scotland

John Buchan had two Mr Standfasts in his life – the original in John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress and the one he created in the third Richard Hannay adventure, set during the Great War. Dr Bradley pulled the threads together in a compelling sermon which was followed, appropriately, by refreshments in the former Broughton Free Kirk (now the successful Hill House Gallery) where both John Buchan’s faith and his life’s adventure began.

“Was John Buchan Mr Standfast?” Broughton Kirk on August 28th 2016

The Very Reverend

Dr Ian Bradley