Big Scot Quiz of the Year

BT Murrayfield Stadium on 26th October 2017 in aid of The Children’s Appeal.

Partnered with the Royal Bank of Scotland, the evening includes a charity auction in aid of The Children’s Appeal with guest auctioneer Martin Cornish.  A lively event with tickets priced at £495 for a quiz team of ten.

Auction: Friday 29th September 2017.  Morningside Parish Church

A charity auction in aid of Morningside Parish Church was held with auctioneer, Martin Cornish, to raise funds for the Church on 29th September.  The auction realised in excess of £4000 with buoyant bidding in support of this worthwhile cause.  Around 300 lots included jewellery such as a pearl and diamond set three strand necklace, a platinum diamond set cocktail watch etc.  Silver included a four piece tea and coffee service which sold for £380.

A really worthwhile evening with lots for everyone’s pocket and home.

church morningside



Talks and Valuation Days

We are delighted to give talks or smaller valuation events for special interest groups and societies. Societies we have held talks for in the past include:

Lady’s Probus Club
Morningside Historical Society
Corstorphine’s Lady’s Eastern Star
The Rotary Club
Edinburgh University Alumni


Charity Auctions

We were delighted to be invited by the organisers of the Scottish Business Awards in 2012 to host their prestigious charity auction in the Edinburgh Conference Centre.  With guest speaker Sir Bob Geldof, the evening was a resounding success with the auction raising over £100,000.

Ramsay Cornish supports

IMG-20120223-00226Ramsay Cornish are delighted to run a busy schedule each year of events supporting a wide range of charities. Our Christmas Auction on 20th December includes a Georgian style dolls house, complete with furniture, to be sold on behalf of Save the Children which we hope will attract lively bidding for this worthwhile charity.

In 2014 we were delighted to hold charity auctions for :

Fundraising auctions are a popular and effective way of generating income for charities.   We have been pleased to offer both professional advice and our auctioneering skills to many such events for charities including Edinburgh Sick Kids Foundation, The Earl Haig Poppy Fund and The Royal Bank of Scotland on behalf of Cancer Research.   We are also delighted to help in other ways from hosting valuation days to giving specialist talks.

We are keen to support the arts and education in particular and offer an annual prize at the Society of Scottish Artists (SSA).  The SSA was founded as an artist run exhibiting society in 1891 with its objective to support the new, young and innovative in the arts.  Always risk-taking and creative we particularly support the Society’s promotion of student work.

Recognising how hard it can be for the young to obtain practical work experience, we have a programme in place offering work placements both paid and unpaid for school pupils in their 5th and 6th years.  We welcome all applications for this programme, please email for further information.

Television coverage

Ramsay Cornish continues  our strong relationship with the team from the BBC’s Antiques Road Trip.  They visited us again this year in April where the two featured antique dealers will test their buying skills, putting lots up for sale at auction which they have sourced from antique shops or markets.  This episode was screened late in 2014.

Episodes can be viewed on BBC  i-player

Forthcoming Auction Dates

    July 2019

    • Saturday 20thJuly

      General Interiors Auction at 11am

    • Thursday 25thJuly

      Thursday Vintage Auction at 11am

    • Saturday 27thJuly

      General Interiors Auction at 11am

    August 2019

    • Thursday 01stAugust

      Thursday Vintage Auction at 11am

    • Saturday 03rdAugust

      General Interiors Auction at 11am

    • Thursday 08thAugust

      Thursday Vintage Auction at 11am

    • Saturday 10thAugust

      General Interiors Auction at 11am

    • Thursday 15thAugust

      Thursday Vintage Auction at 11am

    • Saturday 17thAugust

      General Interiors Auction at 11am

    • Thursday 22ndAugust

      Thursday Vintage Auction at 11am

    • Saturday 24thAugust

      General Interiors Auction at 11am

    • Thursday 29thAugust

      Thursday Vintage Auction at 11am

    • Saturday 31stAugust

      The Incorrigible Collector: Ethnographia, Textiles and Toys: The Dr E.A. Carswell Collection

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