Sneaky Peek…

The arrangements for next weekend’s fundraising dinner at Mar Hall are being finalised – if you’ve forgotten to buy a ticket they are still available from Cathy on 01546 830133 or Rachel on 01546 510232.

We wanted to whet your appetites with a sample of the items that will be up for auction.

If you would like to place a bid ahead of the auction or are unable to attend but would still like to bid just phone Cathy on 01546 830133 or Rachel on 01546 510232

  • A signed copy of the Puffer Cookbook in its own jute Puffer bag (Reserve £20)

  • An acrylic painting by Vivienne Meredith

  • A model by Terry Denton

A ten pound note from Julian Fairweather

  • Three original Puffer T shirts (Maroon – L, Maroon – XL and Navy Blue XL)

  • Coalport limited edition figurine (Number 75 of 500)

  • A photograph printed onto canvas by Mike Beard

  • And now something a little different…

A car trip with lunch included in a Jaguar C type OR an AC Cobra (Iain Fraser based in Inverness)

A boat trip on Maxi Cos’i from Inverness to see the dolphins (Iain Fraser)


  • A special bottle of Speyside Malt Whisky, ‘Mortlach’ given by John Dunlop

  • Some books, donated by our Danish friend and 5000th Puffer passenger, Lise.  All the books are in English.

The Little Mermaid – Hans Christian Andersen

The Snow Queen – Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales retold by Naomi Lewis

Andersen’s Fairy Tales – Hans Christian Andersen

Out of Africa – Karen Blixen

Babette’s Feast and Other Stories – Karen Blixen

Guilt bu Jussi Alder-Olsen (bid of £8 on this item)


  • VIC 32 at the Fife Regatta at Largs.  Print of an oil painting on canvas by Pat Kramer.  Hand finished.


  • A fish print cushion
  • set of 4 tea light holders in hand painted glass
  • ‘Winter Sea’ oil painting on wood by the highly collectable Tayvallich artist, Caroline Hunter

  • ‘Canal Buddies’ signed print by Ernie Upton.  The display item is mounted, the auction ones are unmounted and are sold in cardboard tubes.  They have a reserve price of £100 each.

  • Watercolour by Tracey Hewitt


  • Framed print of a watercolour by M Roberts



  • Small picture – ‘Acid Gulls Against Rain’


  • One pound pots of home made honey (2)


  • ‘Cockled’ – David Hawson (Reserve £130)

  • and  ‘Darling, I Couldn’t Afford the String of Pearls’ – David Hawson (Reserve £130)

  • ‘Samantha the Dog Trainer’ – Nick Walker


  • ‘Shopping on a Windy Day’ – Nick Walker

  • A boat trip on Loch Lomond out to an island with a picnic lunch – travelling from Balmaha


  • Bottle of special malt whisky


  • Two nights for two people in Daphne Murray’s self catering north barn at KILmahumaig.  Any time after April.

  • A day out with local geologist Roger Anderson.  He will talk you through your dykes, sills, conglomerates and schists.  you can either come to Argyll for a day or he is willing to come to the Glasgow area.


  • Delicious Dundee Cake with Cherry Brandy made by Puffer cook Mary John.  A bid of £150 has already been placed on this cake.