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RSABI Charity Event at Drumlanrig Castle

The Queensberry Estate and the Duke of Buccleuch were delighted to host a lovely afternoon for the RSABI Charity on Thursday 6th June.

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RSABI Charity at Drumlanrig Castle

On Thursday 6th June, roughly 80 members and invited guests of RSABI attended Drumlanrig Castle, receiving a warm welcome in the Front Hall from the RSABI Team and the Duke of Buccleuch himself. The afternoon was made up of both Castle and Garden Tours, as well as a delicious Afternoon Tea and Charity Auction.

Warm Welcome

A Warm Welcome

Upon arrival, guests ascended the Horseshoe Staircase and were greeted by friendly faces as they entered the Front Hall of Drumlanrig Castle.

Here, a chance to mingle and socialise with old friends and new, as anticipation for the afternoon’s events built.

Courtyard insights

Historic Insights

Guests were treated to the delight of hearing a summary of Drumlanrig Castle’s history in the historic Courtyard of the Castle by the Duke of Buccleuch, gripping visitors with his insightful storytelling and fascinating facts.

After a fantastic photo opportunity, the guests were divided into groups and left in the capable hands of Drumlanrig’s knowledgeable Tour Guides and Head Gardener, as they explored more of the Castle and Gardens.

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

Once astounded with historical facts and intriguing anecdotes, guests were invited to the lawn marquee, where a beautiful spread and Afternoon Tea awaited.

Finger sandwiches, generous slices of cake and plenty top ups of tea and coffee, guests enjoyed the time to socialise and connect with others.

Charity Auction

Charity Auction

To conclude the afternoon, a Charity Auction took place, with David Leggat MBE, Hon Vice-president RSABI presiding the event.

Included within the goods available to bid on, a rare Douglas Whisky, a Crook made with great craftmanship, an electric strimmer, a two-night stay in Drumlanrig’s luxury holiday accommodation and many other highly sought after prizes.

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