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The Bay Fish & Chips launches charity auction to win signed bottle of Outlander star Sam Heughan's The Sassenach whisky

Multi award winning Stonehaven based business, The Bay Fish & Chips, has launched the ultimate auction for Outlander fans.

Published: March 1, 2022
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The auction offers the chance to own a signed bottle of Sam Heughan’s popular and award-winning The Sassenach whisky, signed by the star the day he wrapped filming on season six of the smash hit show.

The auction is being run in aid of ‘Finlay’s Fund’, an organisation set up to support Finlay Sangster, a young man based in Stonehaven where The Bay is located.

Finlay lives with Cerebral Palsy, and the fund was set up in 2009 to help with his support needs.

The Outlander cast and crew are one example of a host of celebrity fish and chip fans The Bay has catered for, which include: Kit Harrington, Rose Leslie, Phil Vickery and Michael Portillo.

The business fundraises regularly and has donated over £5,000 to charitable causes in the last 12 months.

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Gail Sangster, Finlay’s mother, said: “This is such an exciting auction that Calum has very kindly organised in support of Finlay’s Fund.

"Outlander has been a roaring success, and I’m sure the bids will fly in for such a sought-after prize. Who wouldn’t want to win a fabulous Scottish whisky signed by the very man who launched it?

"We have been incredibly lucky to have the support of The Bay Fish & Chips and Calum from the very beginning of our fundraising journey in 2009.

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“Calum’s kindness and the generosity of his customers has allowed us to support Finlay through the purchase of various pieces of equipment to support daily living and pay for private therapists to support physio sessions.

"Calum has supported and sponsored events, donated his bag charge and now he’s organised this exciting auction.

"We can’t express how grateful we are for the continued support and the genuine interest he takes in Finlay and his progress.

"We are so very lucky to live in such a fabulous town surrounded by the best community and the best fish and chips.

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"I’m sure the bids will fly in from the Outlander fans as well as the whisky fans. Massive thanks to Calum for organising this.“

Calum Richardson, Owner and Chef at The Bay, added: “Finlay is an inspirational young man who’s achieved a great many things despite the significant challenges he has experienced in his life.

"At The Bay, we’re fortunate to be given the opportunity to regularly cater for film and TV sets, Outlander being one we’ve done a couple of times now.

"The team over there are really friendly, and that of course includes Sam himself.

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"He was kind enough to sign a bottle of his amazing whisky for us, and we thought this would be a nice way to help raise some much-needed funds for young Finlay.

“We’re big Outlander fans ourselves, and we know how dedicated the shows followers are, so we hope the chance to own a bottle sign by Sam himself on such a milestone day for Outlander will prove popular.

"What better way to toast the new season than with a dram of the main star’s whisky? Thanks to Sam for providing it, and happy bidding everybody.”

The auction will be live until 8pm on Sunday 6 March 2022. To place a bid and for full terms and conditions, visit the auction site.

For more information on Finlay’s Fund, visit their website.

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind writes for The Scotsman on all things food and drink related as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.

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