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Turnberry charity sale takes place this Saturday

8.25am 6th January 2009 - Salesroom & Memorabilia

The contents of the iconic and world renowned Turnberry Hotel are to be sold at McTear’s on 10th January 2009, with the entire net proceeds going to local charity.

In advance of the 138th Open Championship, to be held on the Ailsa Course at Turnberry in July, the iconic Turnberry hotel is undergoing a multi-million pound refurbishment to restore it to its former glory.

As a result, many traditional furnishings, fixtures, pictures and memorabilia from the famous corridors, public rooms and bedrooms of the Turnberry hotel will go under the hammer in Glasgow.

A catalogue for the auction is available from The items of most value are probably the Waterford Crystal Chandeliers which could fetch around £20, 000

Michael Paddon, senior manager, asset nanagement for Leisurecorp, the sports and leisure company that recently acquired Turnberry, commented, “We are delighted to be able to offer these historical items up for sale with all proceeds to be donated to a local charity.

“Some of the items on offer date back several decades and there is sure to be an eclectic variety of trinkets and treasures up for the taking.”

Over the coming months, the 101 year old hotel at Turnberry will be restored to the vision of original architect James Miller, by renowned British interior designer Mary Fox Linton. Turnberry will join Starwood’s prestigious ‘Luxury Collection’ portfolio of hotels when it reopens.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to obtain a piece of history from the Turnberry hotel. Viewings are on Thursday 8th January 9am till 7pm ; Friday 9th January 9am till 5pm and Saturday 10th January, from 8.30am

Turnberry Hotel

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