Festival and auction to place Buckie on the vintage collectables map

Organised by Macduff firm Curtiss & Clementine alongside Craigellachie’s Leap Gallery, the Fair spans four days between Wednesday, May 6 and Saturday, May 9 at the All Saints Church Hall in the town.

Buckie is the place to be for Antique and Vintage collectors next week when the town hosts the second Vintage & Art Fair.

Lesley Ann Parker from the Leap Gallery, who permanently exhibits her artists at the Elgin Marble Company, said: “It is a remarkable coincidence that on Thursday 7 May not far from the town centre Cluny Auctions will host an Antique & Collectable Auction, starting at 12 noon.

“While we will have vintage tea sets for sale in West Church Street, down at the harbour there will be trains from Hornby under the hammer! I hope this news will provide visitors with twice the reason to come to Buckie and that both our events will be well attended.”

Cluny Auctions have hosted a number of live online auctions for their more prestigious catalogues and are rapidly building a reputation as one of Scotland’s foremost auctioneers and have previously featured on Antiques Road Trip on BBC Scotland.

Curtiss & Clementine is operated by Rachel Kennedy, who has lived in the north east since moving from London in 2005. Rachel’s connections to Buckie can be traced through her father’s family who originate from the town.

Lesley Ann and Rachel have combined their shared passion for art and promoting the area with their diverse contacts from the worlds of tourism, food, fashion, local history, craft and contemporary art.

Exhibitors in Buckie will include local artist Myra McShane, well known for her popular prints and cards of the local conservation area, The Yardie, Midge Fowlie (The Old Bag Lady) with her vintage leather handbags and jewellery and Threadbear from Banff.

In addition David Taylor and Pam Stephens who use tartan tweeds and source quality fabrics from all over the world to create a range of teddy bears and decorative homewares and gifts.

Doors open daily for the Fair from 11am until 5pm and entry is free to the public – however, any donations will go towards the restoration of the hall.

Further information on Curtiss & Clementine can be found on their Facebook page while the Leap Gallery can also be found on Facebook.