Crime fiction fans are getting the unique opportunity to have a character named after them in Scottish author Christopher Brookmyre’s next work.
They will bid to have a character named after them in the writer’s next book courtesy of sight loss charity, Royal Blind.
The lot will be auctioned at a fundraising event held at The Stables, Prestonfield House, on 1 October.
Afternoon Tea with Scotland’s Crime Writers will also feature Alex Gray. The authors will discuss the process of creating a character for fiction.
Mr Brookmyre, winner of the 2016 McIlvanney Prize for crime writing, said: “I am delighted to be supporting such a worthy cause, and in such beautiful surroundings.”
Davina Shiell, Fundraising Manager for Royal Blind, added: “We are delighted that Christopher has donated such a unique and exciting prize to our afternoon tea.
“We are looking forward to this event, all proceeds will go towards supporting visually impaired children and adults across Scotland.”
Other prizes on the day include books signed by Nigella Lawson and Great British Bake-off’s Mel and Sue.