Record-breaking 40th jumble sale

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Banchory Scouts’ 40th annual jumble sale broke records, grossing a massive £11,725.

An early queue formed on Saturday morning, as over 900 people attended the event, where bargains galore were to be had, according to organisers.

Scout group treasurer Bill Urquhart said: “In these days of austerity, the success of the sale shows that people are looking for a bargain – and at the Banchory Scouts jumble sale, that’s just what you get!

“We wish to thank very much all those who came along to support us on Saturday,” added Bill, “as such success could not be achieved without the help of many businesses in the town.”

The Scouts thanked Deeside Construction Limited, Bruce McCombie Builders, Enermech Limited, McIntosh Plant Hire, Pinehill Joinery Services, Senergy World and Craigdon Business Gifts for their support.

Bill said Banchory, Strachan and local charities were benefiting from the sale. “Our primary schools received the surplus books, clothing, shoes and bags and other left over jumble was collected by by Blytheswood Trust, of Inverness, and New Hope Trust, of Peterhead,” said Bill.

Peter McDermott, jumble sale co-organiser, said: “It was a great day and a big thank you must go to all of the willing volunteers who helped sort the jumble and staff the stalls.

“These included parents of the Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers and, in particular, to the Scouting ‘stalwarts’ who give incredible help and also provide wise words of guidance throughout the event.

“The great support we get from the people of Banchory has helped to secure an exciting future for the Scouting movement in our town.”