District 1010 - Scotland North
Aberdeen & Deeside
The club was founded in the small town of
Banchory in 1971. Until recently, membership was
steady at around 40 members and is currently 55.
We are active in fund-raising for local, national and
international good causes through a series of
events throughout the year.
The main annual fund-raisers are the Crathes
Vintage Car & Motorcycle Rally, which is held in
May of each year and the Inchmarlo Golf Challenge
held in August.
The club supports and encourages international
exchange visits, sponsors educational, cultural and
youth activities and promotes enterprise through
the Young Enterprise programme in local schools.
But it's not just about fundraising. There is a strong
social aspect and members are part of a global
network of 1.3 million Rotarians spanning most
countries and cities around the globe.
The town of Banchory (pop 6,500) lies on the north side of the
River Dee some 18 miles west of Aberdeen, Europe's oil capital.
Originally settled in 5-6th centuries at the confluence of the River
Feugh, the site became the location of the annual St Ternan Fair
during the middle ages.
The town flourished with the
coming of the Deeside Railway
line in 1853 and became a
popular destination for both
holidaymakers and day-trippers
During the 1970-90s the town
expanded as a result of the oil
boom and is currently undergoing
a new period of growth.
There are a range of shops,
hotels, restaurants, garages and
local services. The town has not
one, but two excellent golf
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Banchory High Street
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Scolty Tower is located on a prominent hilltop overlooking the
town and was restored by the Rotary Club in 1992.
On June 4th 2012 we celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of HM the
Queen by lighting a beacon on the top of Scolty Tower. Around
200 people climbed the hill to attend the event.
The current weather in Banchory is shown above. For
more detailed and live information, click onto the icon.
Opportunity to fish on the River
Dee. 45 days of fishing on the
best beats around Banchory.
August 8-10th 2013
“We hope that you will find
some interesting information
about the club and what we do
within the local community,
nationally and internationally.”
President Alistair Thomson