About the Auction

Join us at the Scotties by the Sea Charity Auction on Thursday 30th November 2023 from 6.30pm, for an exciting evening where our incredible Scotties will find their forever homes.

This is your chance to bid for your favourite Scottie and have the chance to take home a lasting memory of the Scotties by the Sea trail.

Each sculpture has been individually designed and painted by our incredible artists and they are all unique one-offs, not available to buy anywhere else. They are certainly a collectors item!

The net proceeds of the auction will go to Maggie’s Dundee. Your support will help Maggie’s employ cancer-support specialists, pay for nutrition courses, fund a benefits advisor, organise walking and exercise groups, and generally support the 15,000 visits they have from local people with cancer and their families, so please bid generously.

If you are interested in attending in person and bidding at the live auction, please get in touch with us at scottiesbythesea@bidstandrews.co.uk. Due to high demand to attend in person, space will be limited, so we ask only serious bidders to register their interest in attending. We anticipate bidding will start at £2,000 for each sculpture. VAT will be added to the final hammer price for each lot so please consider this when placing your bids.

The online auction is now open and you can view the auction catalogue and place your bids online by clicking the button below. All bids placed online in advance of the auction will be executed on the night as part of the live auction event, so if you are bidding online don’t forget to log in and watch the live stream on the night to follow all the action!

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Important Documents

You can also complete the Bidder Registration Form for In Person Bidders by clicking the button below.

Bidder Registration Form For In Person Bidders

Event Details

30 November 2023

From 6.30pm

Online Auction


When and where is the auction?

The auction will take place on 30 November 2023 from 6.30pm at the Old Course Hotel, St Andrews.

What size are the Scotties?

The large Scottie Dog measures 1472mm tall by 1776mm long and weighs approximately 40kg.

The small Scottie Dog measures 745mm tall, 900mm long and 320mm wide and weighs approximately 8kg.

What are they made from?

The Scotties are made from a mixture of class II fire retardant laminating resin and chopped roving fibreglass over an initial brushed – on layer of gel coat. 

Is every sculpture unique?

Each sculpture has been individually designed and painted by our incredible artists and they are all unique one-offs, not available to buy anywhere else. They are certainly a collectors item!

Can I preview the lots in person?

All the Lots can be previewed at the Farewell Weekend from Saturday 18th November 2023 to Sunday 19th November 2023 at Younger Hall St Andrews. Find out more and buy tickets here.

Who can attend the auction?

All interested bidders aged 18+ are welcome to our auction. We hope to fill the auction room with people who are going to bid so that we can raise lots and lots of money for Maggie’s Dundee.

For families, or for people who are not able to bid but are interested in seeing the Scotties all together, we advise that our Farewell Event is more suitable.

How do I bid for a Scottie?

If you are attending the live auction event and you wish to bid in person for a Scottie, you will need to complete the Bidder Registration Form. This will be sent to you by email or you will also find it in the Important Documents section of this page. Please return your Bidder Registration Form to scottiesbythesea@bidstandrews.co.uk or bring it with you on the night along with your ID. This will make the process easier on the night and you will be allocated a paddle.

If you don’t plan to make a bid but change your mind on the night, that’s okay too! Please refer to our Guide for Bidders and Terms and Conditions for more information.

I can’t get to the auction, can I still bid?

Yes, you can bid online or place an absentee bid.

How do I bid online?

Before the Auction

You will need to create an online bidding account with Wild in Art and register for the auction here.

You can have a look through the auction lots and choose the Scottie that you would like to bid on.

Participating in the auction on Scotties by the Sea auction is easy. Make sure you are registered and approved to bid in advance so that you are ready to go.

If you would like to place an online bid for in advance, just enter the maximum amount you would be happy to pay for the lot. Your bid will be automatically executed for you as other bidders bid against you. You will be notified by email if your bid is outbid. If you want to increase your bid just enter your new bid and click the bid button.

Bids placed online in advance of the auction will then be executed on the night as part of the live auction so don’t forget to log in and watch the action on the night. If you are outbid by a bidder in the room, you will be able to increase you online bid as part of the live bidding on the night.

During the live Auction

Make sure you are logged in and ready to go before the auction starts.

When the auction starts you will be able to see a live stream of the auctioneer selling the lots as well as seeing a real-time feed of the current bid. When your lot comes up online, get ready to click the bid button! Auctions are fast paced so make sure you don’t miss out.

What is an Absentee Bid?

If you cant attend the auction you can still take part in the bidding by making an absentee bid. Please email us at scottiesbythesea@bidstandrews.co.uk

You will need to pre-select which lots you would like to bid for and the amount you would like to bid. You will also be required to provide a copy of your passport/ driving license and proof of address. A member of the auction team will be authorised to bid on your behalf to your specified limit. If you are successful with your bid, you will be contacted after your chosen lot has closed to confirm your preferred payment method. Written bids will be executed at the lowest possible price.

Will I pay VAT or commission on top of the hammer price?

Value Added Tax (VAT) at 20% will be added to the hammer price so please consider this when placing your bids. No commission is added to the hammer price.

Is my successful bid gift aid-able?

No, it is not gift aid-able.

Will my Scottie be insured?

Once payment is cleared our insurance will cease and you will become the owner of the Scottie and therefore responsible for any insurance cover.

Donate to Maggie’s

“Above all what matters is not to lose the joy of living in the fear of dying.”  Maggie Keswick Jencks

There are lots of ways you can donate to help support people with cancer including setting up a regular monthly donation, giving in memory, leaving a Gift in your Will, giving in celebration or playing our weekly lottery.

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