If you've enjoyed Lunch with an Old Bag festivities in previous years, you know how special it is...and if you're new to the occasion, you're in for a treat!

This annual key fundraising event on behalf of The Prince's Trust Scotland is happening on Friday 10th September 2021 at Prestonfield, Edinburgh and promises to be another incredible day.

The event started in 2009 with the aim of challenging negative stereotypes. In a youth obsessed society, women over 40 are often inappropriately perceived as “Old Bags”, as “over the hill” or “past it”, in much the same way as disadvantaged young people are often wrongly labelled. To highlight the latter, LWOB was launched to celebrate the glamour, grace, gorgeousness and gutsiness of women who aren’t afraid of birthdays, and to shine a light on the issues faced by young people in Scotland.

James Thomson OBE provides a sumptuous lunch and the ladies are entertained by the likes of Jason Donovan, Lulu, The Three Degrees, The Overtones, Bryan Ferry and Sister Sledge. The Live and Silent Auctions offer an array of exciting prizes, many of which fall into the “money can’t buy” category, a Fast Bags Auction offers some of the fashion industry’s most coveted handbags – and the crowning jewel – Edward Green’s stunning Raffle Ring.

Lunch with an Old Bag shines a bright light on issues faced by young people, challenges stereotypes, and helps The Prince’s Trust in its mission to improve the lives of disadvantaged young people.  Last year the event went virtual and took on an ‘At Home’ format as we tried to adapt to the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.   Within guidelines, we expect to return to Prestonfield on Friday 10 September.

We are thrilled to be able to bring you a face-to-face event this year, following all the safety guidelines as the world begins to recover from the pandemic.  Now, more than ever we need your support to be able to help young people through the added challenges they have been facing due to these uncertain times.

For all event enquiries please contact The Prince’s Trust events team on

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