The Duke of BuccleuchHundreds of friends of Scotland gathered in New York City on April 9th at the prestigious Metropolitan Club to enjoy cocktails, dinner, and a traditional Scottish ceilidh in salute to our very special guest and honoree, Richard Scott, The Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry. Richard accepted the National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA’s 2014 Great Scot Award in recognition of his tireless efforts to protect the cultural and natural heritage of Scotland.

The evening began with a cocktail reception featuring the winner of the Black Grouse signature cocktail competition held exclusively for this special occasion, and our

John Brown

A romantic portrait of Brown from the early 1860s commissioned by Victoria.

traditional tasting of The Macallan, the official scotch whisky of the National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA was led by the dashing Charlie Whitfield. Our very popular musical entertainment was provided once again by Atlantic Seaway.  Alasdair Nichol of Freeman’s Auctioneers & Appraisers and  Antiques Roadshow celebrity, brought the gavel down for an array of fabulous auction prizes; one of which was a fabulous stay for 20 people at the incomparable Roshven House in Inverness-shire. The collection of Highland jewellery from the collection of Queen Victoria’s ghillie, John Brown,

was very popular, with all lots going for well more than the minimums. Additional pieces from the collection can still be purchased from Ann Morris Antiques, and a portion of the purchase price will benefit the National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA. Proceeds raised from the 7th Annual Celebration of Scotland’s Treasures provide essential support for the mission of The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA. View Auction Catalog.

 

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