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Rotarians are already travelling the length of Kintyre to amass auction items for the Sale of the Century’s return.

The Rotary Club of Campbeltown holds its popular charity fundraising event on Friday and Saturday, September 21 and 22 in Victoria Hall.

There are bound to be some amazing bargains and unusual items at the sale, which is the first to be held this year.

Auctioneering as always will be in the capable hands of resident auctioneers, Cecil Finn and John Kerr, and it is worth a visit to the hall to hear the entertaining sales patter.

At this sale young apprentice auctioneer, Stephen MacSporran, will join the team.

Mr MacSporran will be well known to many for his appearances, as a solicitor, in Campbeltown Sheriff Court but at Sale of the Century his patter may not be so formal.

A Rotary Club spokesperson said: ‘Recently the Rotary Club was given a stairlift, which had been installed in a house at 73 Dalaruan.

‘This has been very little used and cost new £4000 when installed in June 2015.

‘Unfortunately the suppliers are unwilling to reinstall such a system and they were unhelpful when contacted.

‘It seems that sadly we will now be lucky to get the £50 or so scrap value of the system.

‘This item will not be taken to the Victoria Hall, but if anyone reading this is interested, they should contact rotarians John Mactaggart 07774 888835, or  Andrew Ronald 01586-830500.’

As has happened in previous sales, and for safety reasons, the hall will not be open to the public until  2pm on Friday September 21 for viewing and purchasing the ever popular bric-a-brac and books.

Raffle tickets will also be available and any money raised will be donated to the charity Water Aid.

Water Aid aims to provide clean water in regions of the world which have suffered natural disasters.

The Inner Wheel Club of Campbeltown will sell tea, coffee, soft drinks, filled rolls and biscuits in Victoria Hall, on Saturday September 22, to raise funds for its own charities.

The Rotary spokesperson added: ‘It is a service that is greatly appreciated by everyone, not least the rotarians on duty.’

There will be further information in the Courier published on the day of the bric-a-brac sale.

One bidder was able to row away from the sale in October 2017. 25_c40saleofthecentury01

There is always a comprehensive sale list for bidders. 25_c40saleofthecentury07

Auctioneer John Kerr in action in October last year. 25_c40saleofthecentury14