News

Sale of First Minister’s Gifts

Great Western Auctions to sell First Minister’s Gifts for Charity on 13th December

Alex Salmond was First Minister of Scotland between 2007 and 2014. He is one of the most significant figures in Scotland’s political history.
During his term in office as First Minister, a large number of gifts were given to him from both diplomatic and private sources. As he leaves office Alex Salmond has asked Great Western Auctions to auction these gifts for charity.

The proceeds of the sale will go to Clic Sargent, Scottish Youth Theatre and St Jerome’s Orphanage in Kenya.
As First Minister Alex Salmond always had charitable works and the spirit of giving close to his heart. The First Minister’s Christmas card initiative raised over of £168,000 for charities.

The First Minister’s Gifts to be auctioned have great variety and some have historical and cultural associations.
The auction of these gifts will be included in Great Western Auctions’ Antiques and Collectables sale of 13th December. All lots will include a signed card from Mr Salmond giving thanks for the contribution to charity.

This sale can be viewed on our website from Tuesday 9th December. Internet bidding will be available through www.the-saleroom.com
Watch this space for further information on lots!