The 'Lang Toon' of Auchterarder is situated in beautiful Perthshire countryside just north of the Ochill Hills, an impressively scenic panorama overlooked by the Club House of the Auchterarder Golf Club in which our Rotary Club holds its weekly meetings.
Auchterarder and District is an area of great historical interest. Innerpeffray Library is the oldest surviving public library in Scotland. Nearby is Tullibardine Chapel from the 15th and 16th century. Older still is St Serf's Church in Dunning with its 12th century Norman Tower. Dunning is also the site of a 1st century Roman camp. Amongst the many other traces of Roman occupation in the area is the Ardoch Roman Camp near the village of Braco to the southwest. These are just a few examples of the many historical attractions in our District.
Between Auchterarder and Dunning lies the small village of Aberuthven (Gaelic – abhir-ruadh-abhuinn; confluence of the red river). In the other direction from the town is the village of Blackford, home to the well known and popular Highland Spring Water and also Tullibardine Distillery. Close by is the world renowned Gleneagles Hotel, host to world leaders at the G8 Summit in 2005 and the location of the superb Kings, Queens and Centenary golf courses. The Centenary course is to stage the Ryder Cup in 2014.
It is from the towns, villages and farms in this beautiful part of the country that the Rotary Club of Auchterarder & District draws its membership. It is these Communities that our Club does its best to support as well of course, as with all Rotarians, worthy causes throughout the world. Whether you are a visiting Rotarian or someone who shares our ideals and aspirations and are interested in joining us you are assured of a warm and sincere welcome.