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The Jo Walters Trust in conjunction with the Teapot Trust would like to invite you to our

St Andrew's Ball


The National Museum of Scotland

Chambers St, Edinburgh, EH1 1JF

Saturday 18th November 2017, at 7 p.m

Drinks, Dinner, Auction and Scottish Reels

£90 per ticket (or £800 for a table of 10)

Book Individual Tickets Here and Tables of 10 Here


Dress Code: Highland Dress / Black Tie                                                               Carriages at 1am                                                              


After our last few St Andrew's Balls in London in 2014 and 2016, we are thrilled to be moving our venue to Scotland for our 2017 ball, this time in the rather spectacular National Museum of Scotland, in Edinburgh. This year we have teamed up with another wonderful charity, the Teapot Trust, which provides art therapy in hospitals and other medical settings across the UK as a way of helping young people cope with long term medical conditions. Proceeds from the event will be split evenly between the two charities and we are delighted to be partnering with such an important charity. 


Dancing will again be to the wonderful Super Grouse band who have promised to help people unsure of the reels on the night.


A few notes to help with booking:

  • Accommodation:

    Accommodation: there are many prestigious hotels close to the National Museum of Scotland including the Balmoral and Caledonian Hotels. However, Hotel Indigo on York Place has not only supported us with a generous auction prize but is offering 10% of the flexible rate at the time of booking. Just call 0131 556 5577 and quote St Andrew’s Ball discount offer.

  • Dietary Requirements: please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements ASAP after booking by emailing info@jowalterstrust.org.uk 
  • Dress Code: Highland Dress / Black Tie
  • Carriages: the bar will close and dancing will finish around Midnight.  The venue must be

    cleared by 1am

  • Raffle / Auction Prizes: we will be holding a raffle and auction on the night, details below: 

Live Auction

If you like the look of any of the lots below and would like to bid on them (either in the live or silent auction) please do fcontact us (info@jowalterstrust.org.uk) and we'll try to help with a remote bid. 


Grand Prize Draw (Raffle) - tickets are still available to buy online here!

Lot 1

Signed Peter Lindbergh Pirelli Calendar
Donated by Peter Lindbergh
Known for his memorable cinematic images, Peter Lindbergh is one of the most influential contemporary photographers. He is renowned for his simple and revealing portraits and still life photography. Lindbergh was commissioned for a third time to create the 2017 edition of the Pirelli calendar. He was the first person to photograph it more than twice in its fifty-year history. This calendar, featuring photographs of influential actresses including Helen Mirren, Lupita Nyong'o and Julianne Moore has been signed by Peter Lindbergh.

Lot 2

Four-Ball at Archerfield
Donated by Mike Simon
Take your pick of two world class coastal golf courses for a game of four-ball. Fidra Links is a unique combination of pine forest and fast-running links, whilst Dirleton Links challenges the golfer with its sweeping fairways, deep bunkers and undulating dunes. This golf experience like no other includes Nike golf umbrellas for those rainy days on the course!

Lot 3

Working weekend at Kincardine Castle, Aboyne
Donated by Andrew and Nicky Bradford
A late-winter or early spring working weekend at Kincardine, a beautiful Scottish castle on Royal Deeside. Arrive Friday evening to a warm welcome, log fires, delicious supper and booze, and comfortable, cosy bedrooms. Saturday will involve some outdoor gardening projects and in the evening we settle in for splendid gourmet food and fine wines. On Sunday we finish off the projects followed by Bloody Marys before a farewell lunch. Minimum group size 5 couples – maximum 10 couples. Get set for a great weekend!

Lot 4

Three Nights of Luxury at Craig, near Lumsden, Aberdeenshire
Donated by Claire and Richard Barlas
Home to the Barlas family on high days and holidays, this rose-clad cottage was lovingly restored by Claire and Richard and oozes charm in every corner. The house sleeps eight in two double and two twin bedrooms. Highlights include an Aga, log burning stove and Victorian roll top bath. Outside, the pretty burn which runs beside the house and seriously long zip wire will keep the younger generation amused. The three-night break must be taken by 30 November 2-18, is subject to availability and excludes Easter, Christmas and New Year.

Lot 5

Cycling Bundle
Donated by Kerry MacPhee, David Millar and John Young
Fancy honing your mountain biking skills? Go around the Commonwealth Games 2014 MTB track at Cathkin Braes, Glasgow, with the current Scottish Champion, and Commonwealth Games mountain biker, Kerry MacPhee. Kerry will take up to two people around the course, providing tips and techniques that she has used to get her to where she is today.
The ideal package for the cycling fanatic, this one of a kind lot also includes autobiography Racing Through the Dark and, a Teapot Trust cycling top signed by British national road champion David Millar, as well as enthusiastic cyclist John Young's signed debut novel Farewell Tour of a Terminal Optimist

Lot 6

Weekend Sailing
Donated by Rob Duke
Would you like to learn to sail? Bring a friend or two and come along for a weekend on the Solent with the lovely Rob Duke, who is offering to take you out on his Contessa 32, Gualin. Rob is a vastly experienced Royal Yachting Association certified instructor who has sailed all over the world, including an army trip to the Antarctic and sailing in the Atlantic. Whatever your current level of expertise, from complete novice to expert, you will enjoy a fantastic few days of sailing. All food and mooring fees will be covered by Rob.

Stop Press! Last minute addition...Tour of the House of Lords

A behind the scenes peak at the workings of the House of Lords for up to four people, with coffee/tea or an early evening drink. Date to be mutually agreed. To be taken by 1 December 2018.

Kindly donated by Lord Strathclyde, former leader of the Government in the Upper House.



 Silent Auction 

Grand Prize Draw

  • Lot 1 Luxury Bed & Breakfast for two with cocktails Donated by Hotel Indigo, York Place, Edinburgh
  • Lot 2 Three Nights in a charming holiday house on Corsewall Estate, Stranraer, Wigtownshire (Sleeps 8).Donated by Kate & Angus Carrick-Buchanan 
  • Lot 3 Whisky Connoisseurs Package including two Whisky Tour tickets, 12yr old Whisky & VIP distillery passes. Donated by Rabbie’s Tours & Glengoyne Distillery
  • Lot 4 Weekend stay in Argyle St, St Andrews and tickets to the British Golf Museum. Donated by Craig & Elaine Morrison and the British Golf Museum
  • Lot 5 Bed & Breakfast for two at the Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa, North Berwick Donated by Macdonald Hotels 
  • Lot 6 Demijohn tasting voucher for 4 Donated by Angus & Frances Ferguson
  • Lot 7 Tickets to Sport’s Personality of the Year 2017 Donated by Sheila Greenway & Dr John C Taylor OBE 
  • Lot 8 London Marathon Silver Bonded Place to support Teapot Trust Donated by Teapot Trust 
  • Lot 9 Two Celtic home game tickets and four Celtic Park stadium tour tickets Donated by Celtic Football Club 
  • Lot 10 Four-ball at either Royal Musselburgh or Craigmillar Park Donated by Spruce Garden Services & Puzzled Monkey Landscapes 
  • Lot 11 A3 print of Ibrox Stadium signed by the whole first Rangers squad. Donated by Rangers Football Club
  • Lot 12 Framed shirt signed by the 2005 British and Irish Lions Squad. Donated by Russell Napier
  • Lot 13 Beautiful silver Birdie necklace with white pearl and matching stud earrings handmade in Edinburgh. Donated by Rosie Brown Jewellery
  • Lot 14 Jewellery Re-Design. Donated by Denzil Skinner & Partners
  • Lot 15 Hand Beaded Red Lace Cuff with Swarovski Crystals Donated by Marianne Stuart Designs
  • Lot 16 Unique framed sketch by Mr Doodle Donated by Mr Doodle 
  • Lot 17 Studio ROAM Blanket Donated by Studio Roam 
  • Lot 18 Specially Hand Painted One Off Cushion  + Gorgeous Print of Hens, Donated by Chrissie Jenkins 
  • Lot 19 Voucher for Studio Photography photo shoot and framed prints, worth £520 Donated by Venture Photography
  • Lot 20 Delightful Thomas Kinkade limited edition print of Winnie the Pooh and friends Donated by John & Muriel Middlemiss 
  • Lot 21 £250 voucher for Open Eye Gallery; Scottish contemporary fine art, applied art and printmaking specialists Donated by Open Eye Gallery 
  • Lot 22 Highland Hoots Painting by Lois Koch Bee Donated by Lois Koch Bee
  • Ardtaraig Hamper
  • Case of 12 Cold Brew Coffees
  • Cut and Blow Dry at Charlie Miller
  • Càrn Mòr Strictly Limited Edition 13yr Old Whisky
  • Dinner and overnight stay for two at Greywalls 5* Hotel
  • Dinner with wine for two at Bread Street Brasserie
  • Di Maggio’s Voucher (£20)
  • East India Company Hamper
  • Family Ticket for Scotch Whisky Experience Silver Tour
  • Go Ape Vouchers (£60)
  • Montpeliers Voucher (£20)
  • Platinum Perfume Making Experience
  • Slaters Voucher (£200)
  • Starbucks Hamper
  • Four Tickets to The Cadies & Witchery Tour
  • Toastie Pig Children’s Down Jacket
  • Trio of Luxury Chocolate Bars
  • Triple Distilled Vodka, Smirnoff
  • Two Bundles of Poetry Books
  • Two Pickering’s Gin Tour Tickets
  • Two Tour Tickets for the Royal Yacht Britannia
  • Six Cuckoo Bakery Cupcakes
  • Wee Adventures Voucher (£125)

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