Excitement is building for this year’s Annual Ball! If you have not got your tickets yet please get in before we sell out! We have 240 guests supporting the event which is a massive effort. Everyone will is going to be there so join in the fun. Some of the prizes available on the night are listed below but firstly thank you to all those that have supported the event. Not only the sponsors below but the individuals who have contributed. We are very grateful to have such a great community of people!


Main Auction

6 Nations 2017 Hospitality –

Scotland v Italy for 2 people

Hospitality Village with broadcaster Caroline Henderson and guests

  • Gold match ticket within the west stand
  • An arrival drink
  • Interactive Q&A with past and present rugby stars
  • Fully inclusive bar pre and post-match
  • Three course, pre-match, fine dining lunch created by BT Murrayfield Executive Chef Paul Smith
  • Hearty post-match pies
  • Official commemorative menu booklet
  • Complimentary match programme

Donated by The Murrayfield Experience

4 Edinburgh Rugby Hospitality Places + Kicking Masterclass for 6 kids with Nick McCashin & his Edinburgh Rugby friends

A unique one off bundle. Exclusive to Stewarts Melville Rugby Club community. 4 Full hospitality places at one Edinburgh home game.

1 hour of goal kicking, punting, drop kicking and fun with the lads. Venue is flexible and timing flexible.

Donated by Scrum Magazine and Nick McCashin

One Week in Elie, Fife

One week holiday in Elie, Fife in fantastic luxury beach apartment (sleeps up to 6).

This self-contained upper half of what was formally a coastguard cottage stands in an elevated position with stunning sea views and situated a mere 30 yards from the harbour beach as well as 30 yards from the local pub and restaurant The Ship Inn. It’s an ideal spot to enjoy a week away from every day stresses and strains!

(excluding first 2 weeks in August and must be used by 30/11/2017)

Donated by C J Anderson


Exclusive Dinner & Overnight Gilmerton House

This fabulous auction prize consists of dinner, bed and breakfast for 10 couples!

Gilmerton House is a magnificent home in Athelstaneford, near North Berwick owned by the Kinloch family, whose ancestors have lived there for twelve generations. Famous guests include David Beckham who recently stayed there to celebrate his anniversary after filming the Haig Club Whiskey advert at Gilmerton House.

For over 20 years the house has operated as a successful exclusive use private venue and offers an exceptional level of accommodation and comfort. Matched with their professional and experienced service; the house is suited to any private, social or corporate event.

Gilmerton House


Adam & Company Dinning experience for 10

Private fine dining and wine experience for 10 with pre-dinner drinks reception. Hosted by two unique guests

Donated by Adam & Company


Table of 10 at Stewarts Melville RFC Lions Tour of New Zealand Dinner

A new event in 2017 Stewart’s Melville RFC will host a large number of past and present Lions players for a Q & A. There is a possible All Black attending (tbc). This will include your dinner, entry ticket and secure a table at an event which will be a sellout.

Donated by Stewart’s Melville RFC



This is a new prize for the year. Tickets to all three days are hard to come by.

Friday – Full Hospitality food and drink, tickets and access, Saturday & Sunday get into the party atmosphere with general admission tickets. Perfect to use on the way to the Lions Tour and an excuse to combat the jet lag. Prize valued at £2200.

Matchpoint Hospitality





Silent Auction:

Lot 1:

Wine & Cheese experience for 8 people 3hours

Start the night the right way with this amazing experience. Be looked after by a top wine sommelier and learn the flavour profiles and right cheese to accompany your wine. An exclusive experience like no other. Perfect as a gift, treat or family occasion.

Vino Wines & I.J Mellis


Lot 2:

4 Ball at The Burgess Golf Club, Edinburgh

Your chance to play the oldest golfing society in the world and one of only 10 “Royal” golf clubs in Scotland. (Reserve £50)

Donated by J Rigby                                    


Lot 3:

Candy Bar Cocktail Masterclass and Dinner for 5

An unforgettable night out with the girls or your closest friends. You will learn 2-3 Cocktails from the fantastic staff at Candy bar. Dinner will be provided by the team with their mouth-watering medley of healthy superfood salads and chunky sandwiches to sizzling fajitas and burgers straight off the grill.  Candy has a late license (1am). It is a party pad perfect for midweek drinks, special celebrations and weekend dancing with our resident DJ.

Donated by Neil Bowie – Candy Bar


Lot 4:

4 Ball at The Glen Golf Club, North Berwick (TBC)

Relish the beautiful views of North Berwick whilst taking in a great game of golf with friends.

Donated by Bobby Clark



Lot 5:

Golf for 3 with lunch at Southerness GC

Dumfries-shire plus overnight bed & breakfast at The Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms Hotel, Thornhill. (Reserve £100)

Donated by Andrew Hannay              


Lot 6:

Premium Champagne Case Reserve £300

Taittinger is a French wine family who are famous producers of Champagne. The estate is headed by Pierre-Emmanuel Taittinger, a member of the consultative committee of the Banque de France. Taittinger is family owned and the Taittinger headquarters are in Reims, situated above magnificent 4th Century Roman cellars -Champagne Premium Bundle 2 x Taittinger Brut NV, 2 x Taittinger Brut Rose NV, 1 x Taittinger Vintage 2008, 1 x Comtes de Taittinger Blanc de Blanc

By Vino Wines


Lot 7:

Ultimate Private Connoisseur Chocolate Experience for 8 People

You will learn about chocolate and taste a variety of sublime samples, the process of making chocolate from ‘bean to bar’, tasting cocoa nibs and cocoa butter in its pure state. You will discover the history of the most delicious food from its very origins. Find out what Chocolate Tempering means and how it is achieved by the chocolatiers. Learn how to know what is REAL chocolate.

Donated by Nick McCashin & McCashin Media


Lot 8:

Dinner for 4 and 2 bottles of Wine at Badger & Co

Another fantastic dining experience Ideal for a night out with friends or family. With a menu inspired by local and seasonal produce, an exclusive private dining room where you can feast on beasts and a trip to our outdoor riverbank area there is so much to be discovered at Badger & Co

Donated by Badger & Co & Adam Howie


Lot 9:

Private Whisky tasting for 6 people in Kaleidoscope Whisky Bar

Whisky tasting for 6 people in Kaleidoscope Whisky Bar with breathtaking views over the waters of the Firth of Forth, 28 Queen Street is a four-storey Georgian building, comprising a suite of modern and elegant rooms

Donated & Hosted by the Scottish Whisky Society

Lot 10:

Exclusive Scottish Whisky Society Membership-Pioneer –Donated by the Scottish Whisky Society- Value £122

Start your SMWS membership journey by exploring three exclusive 10cl single cask whiskies. You’ll enjoy all the benefits of membership as well as our welcome pack with 3 10cl bottles, a £10 e-voucher to use against a full 70cl SMWS bottling and you’ll be able to proudly wear our SMWS whisky club lapel badge.

Donated by the Scottish Whisky Society


Lot 11:

Golf at Archerfield for 2 people hosted by Jim Calder

A unique golf experience at the exclusive Archerfield golf course. A once in a lifetime experience with a former British Lion. Is his golf as good as his Rugby you will need to bid to find out? Great prize for that important client or person in your life.

Donated by Melville Independent & Jim Calder


Lot 12:

4 x Tickets Edinburgh Business Club, Dinner, Meet some players and watch the one home game

(Reserve £50)

Donated by Scrum Magazine 


Lot 13:

Signed Merchandise -still to come

Donated by Craig Docherty


Lot 14:

Dinner for 4 plus wine at Whighams Wine Bar (Wine to the value of £50)

Enjoy a great night out with friends – great food and a cheeky glass of vino to top it off. (Reserve £50)

Donated by Whighams Wine Bar    


Lot 15:

Hospitality box at the Racewall for any available SAT night in the 2016 racing season

Admission and refreshments included for up to 20 people. Easily accessible by train from Edinburgh. (worth £500). (Reserve £75)

Donated by Scott Brewster


Lot 16:

5 years free servicing from Peter Vardy

How good is this prize! Peter Vardy servicing for your car. Everyone who owns a car could save big time here. Know your car is getting that birthday treatment from the trusted car specialists Peter Vardy.

Donated by Peter Vardy


Lot 17:

Weekend for four at a luxury cottage on Blairmore Farm, Perth

(Reserve £150)

Donated by Blairmore Farm   


Lot 18:

10 x Pilates Classes with Pilates Plus

Pilates is a complete body work out which builds core strength, stamina and flexibility through low impact conditioning exercises. Pilates transforms poor posture and restores the body to balance, ensuring each muscle is doing the right job and helping you to combat the stress and strains of modern day life. Regular practice in Pilates shows enhancement in sports performance as well as prevention of injury.

Kindly Donated by Laura & Tessa at Pilates Plus


Lot 19:

Yoga with Lotuslily Yoga – TBC


Lot 20:

2 Hours of Private Tutoring for One – By Tom Crombie Academy

2 hours private tutoring from Tom Crombie. Does your son or daughter need some extra tuition? Learn from one of the best!

Tom has ten years’ experience teaching in all subject areas. Highly professional, tailor made service aimed to enhance the learning, knowledge and enjoyment of children aged from 5 years to 11 years.

Donated by Tom Crombie


Lot 21:  (TBC)

A Case of First Edition Paolozzi beer from the Edinburgh Beer Factory

This beer is named after the Edinburgh-born inventor of Pop Art, Eduardo Paolozzi.

(Reserve £25)

Donated by Cornhill Building Services


Lot 22:

Voucher for facial plus cut and blow dry at Emma Wallace Hair (and Holly Blu)

Relax and pamper yourself ideal preparation for that big night out. (Reserve £25)

Donated by Emma Wallace Hair &

Holly Blu


Lot 23:

1 month free indoor container storage

160 sq ft storage at Bonnington Store, Newbridge.

Donated by


Lot 24:

Edinburgh Gin Making Experience

Exclusive Edinburgh Gin making for 3 hours and receive a bottle of Gin as you leave. A unique look at the process of spirit making.

Donated by Ric Clark


Lot 25:

Craft Beer Kitchen Experience 40Litres 4 people- 2-3 Hours

Ever wanted to brew your own beer and have it in bottles with bespoke labels?

This voucher gives you and up to 3 friends the opportunity to come along, choose a style a of beer and customize it to your tastes. You will then brew your beer under the guidence of our brewers. This voucher is for a 40 litre brew session, which will produce 60-72 bottles of beer. The brew session lasts 2-3 hours.

Donated by Rick Clark


More to come on the night and some awesome Raffle Prizes available for the £10 envelope raffle!


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