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Rotary Forth Bridge Abseil 2018


Abseil from the Forth Bridge and raise £150 for charity

Sunday 1st July 2018

Abseil from one of Scotland’s best known landmarks, now a World Heritage Site, courtesy of Network Rail and Balfour Beatty.

We offer a high-level adventure under the direction of expert instructors - experience the thrill of vertically descending165ft from the Forth Rail Bridge at South Queensferry. 

This year’s adopted charities are: 

Edinburgh Children's Hospital Charity and The Yard

The event is open to a number of other  charities. You can see a full list of participating charities on our website.

• No previous abseiling experience necessary

• Commemorative certificate and t-shirt

• Minimum age 16 years. People aged under 18

 must have parental consent

• No upper age limit or weight restriction,

 but participants must be in good general health

• £30 non-refundable deposit per person to enter

• Minimum of £150 further sponsorship required


Our Awards Evening on 14 June

Our award winners

Congratulations to all our worthy award winners. What a night Two Paul Harris Fellowships, three community award winners, The Jim Boyd Trophy and The Ronald Ainsworth Trophy were all awarded in the one evening.  This reflected the enormous community activity taking part and largely unrecognised until now.


Senior Citizens' Concert 16 March 2018

Our annual senior citizens' concert was held on Friday 16 March in Queensferry High School.  

A grand night was had by all!  Our thanks  go to all our performers and Rotarians and their partners for making this such a special evening.  A special thank you must go to the teachers of Expressive Arts at Queensferry High School, especially Ms Cat Eunson - Curriculum Leader of Expressive Arts and Music Teacher, Ms Flic Sim, the sound crew comprising of Mr Stephen Hardie and Mr Sandy MacNair, Kerr Burns and Lewis Berry

President Neil opened the evening by welcoming everyone to the concert, he then handed over to Dr Douglas Stuart MBE who was our MC.

Douglas introduced our first act - students from Queensferry High School playing a mixture of classical and modern tunes.  The choir then delighted the audience when they sang some beautiful songs from musicals.  Ferry Blend then treated us to a medley of songs - both old and new.

The raffle was drawn during the interval, and our thanks go to Rotarians Derek Clark and Pete McHale whose companies donated all the raffle prizes.  Scotmid donated all the teas and coffees - which was appreciated by one and all, and we are very grateful to them for their kind donation.

After the interval, the mood changed a little as we heard some delightfully traditional Scottish songs from Home Groan.  Afterwards, Bel Canto - a quintet from Aberdeenshire brought back memories with music from Gershwin  and our very own Norman Watson sang  the very evocative and provocative Ol' Man River. The evening was rounded off by rousing music from the Queensferry Community Brass Band - during which a long service medal of 50 years was made to Mr Dennis Denning by Mr Dan Harrison.

At the end of the evening, President Elect Sandy thanked everyone for coming and making the evening such a success


Rotary Club of South Queensferry 

Trust Fund Charity Number SCO2 5363 


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Meetings and events happening soon

Abseil celebration

Thursday 26th July 18.45

Abseil celebration


Alan Stewart - Police Scotland Youth Volunteers.

Abseil Charity Administrators join us for dinner.


Raffle - Charlie Wright


Reception - Richard Brown / Allan Smith

Speaker Evening

Thursday 2nd August 18.45

Speaker Evening


Terry Keefe - Having a Smashing Time

Raffle - Alan Armes

Reception - Alan Brown / Gerald Smith

Fellowship Evening

Thursday 9th August 18.45

Fellowship Evening


Raffle - David Batty
Reception - Irene Brownless / Stuart Ridge

Business Meeting

Thursday 16th August 18.45

Business Meeting


Business Meeting
Raffle - Robbie Brechin
Reception - David Buchanan / Colin Riddell

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Where and when:

The Hawes Inn, Newhalls Road, South Queensferry, We meet on Thursdays at 1845
(The Club meets at 1845 for 1900 No meetings during Christmas and New Year weeks)
The Hawes Inn, Newhalls Road, South Queensferry, EH30 9TA  0131 331 1990

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