Treasures to be found at Scout sale

A veritable treasure trove of goodies just waiting to be explored.
A veritable treasure trove of goodies just waiting to be explored.

The local Bargain Hunt, Flog it and Antiques Roadshow awaits you in Giffnock next month, and is a prime opportunity to upcycle.

The best place to get your hands on some unwanted and unloved little treasures is the scouts jumble sale at Arthurlie Drive in Giffnock.

During the last week in September, Scouts will be out and about collecting jumble from residents who want to have a bit of a clear out and the income from the sale helps provide Scouting for nearly 200 young people aged 6-18.

In addition, any stuff left over is given to local charities so as many people benefit as possible.

Peter Ritchie group chairman explains: “The annual sale has been running since the 1950s and is so popular that people now form an orderly queue down the street before we even open.

“There is a 90-year-old lady who comes every year who has to take three buses to get here.

“Last year we introduced a collectors corner area which was hugely popular and can produce a few wee antique bargains for those with a keen eye on such things.

“Nearly everything you could think of is covered at the sale including furniture, paintings, garden toys, bric-a-brac, clothes, curtains and so on.

“Important finds in recent years have included a collection of medals from the Crimean War, a first edition of a James Bond novel and various designer handbags.”

The sale will open its doors on Saturday, October 1 from 11am until around 1pm. Further information is available on the scouts website at: www.giffnockscouts.org.uk

And, like all voluntary organisations of this type, the Scout movement is not immune from needing adult volunteers to help run the local groups. If you are interested in helping out contact www.scouts.org.uk/get-involved/.