A treasure trove of Ryder Cup paraphernalia will be sold off for charity next week.
Perth and Kinross Council has announced it wants to offload its specially-made flags, posters and banners which were displayed throughout the area during last September’s tournament.
The decorations were intended to give a warm welcome to the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles, near Auchterarder, as well as the Juni From lampposts and roadside signs for Ryder Cup hosted by Blairgowrie Golf Club.
Yesterday, the local authority revealed plans for a silent auction, starting on Monday, where bidders can vie for a piece of sports history.
The items bear the Ryder Cup logo and all successful buyers will receive a certificate of authenticity.
Provost Liz Grant said all proceeds will go to the Perth and Kinross Disability Sports group and the Friends of St Margaret’s, which supports Auchterarder’s community hospital.
She said: “When the Ryder Cup came to Perth and Kinross last year, communities across the area looked superb, colourfully dressed with items featuring warm welcoming messages to our visitors and celebrating the momentous occasion.
“The silent auction now offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of Perth and Kinross’s Ryder Cup history.”
Richard Hills, director of Ryder Cup Europe, added: “The legacy of the Ryder Cup continues to be of great benefit to those across the community and we are pleased that local charities such as Perth and Kinross Disability Sport and Friends of St Margaret’s continue to benefit from what was a fantastic event.”
Dr James Grant, who chairs the Friends of St Margaret’s committee, said: “The Ryder Cup journey has been a marvellous experience for all of us in our charity.
“Our community hospital will benefit from our involvement for years to come.”
The auction opens at 8.45am on Monday and ends just before midnight on Sunday May 31. A list of all 190 lots is available on the council’s website.
Bids can be emailed to RyderCup2014@pkc.gov.uk or in writing to Pullar House, Kinnoull Street.