Royal Highland Show Wristbands

On Thursday 18th to Sunday 21st June the Rotary Club of Corstorphine organised for the fifth successive year a wristband project, when a record 188,000 people visited the Royal Highland Show.

Over 6,500 wristbands were issued to parents or guardians with young children, with over 100 Rotarians and friends from clubs across the district taking part over the four days.  The parents write their  mobile number on the wristband enabling a rapid reunion should the children and guardians be separated. The service was featured on the RHS Facebook page, and quickly brought in appreciative comments.


Rotary Champion of Change

Peace Conference organiser and Kirkcudbright Rotarian Jean Best will be among the 12 Rotarians from throughout Great Britain and Ireland selected for Rotary Champions of Change Awards.

The Awards will be presented at the House of Lords on 17th March by Deputy Leader of the House of Lords and Advocate General for Scotland, Lord Wallace of Tankerness.

Jean was nominated by District Governor Alistair Marquis who said: “As District Peace Co-ordinator, Jean has been proactively developing a Scottish Peace and Conflict Resolution programme which meets the specific needs of young people and also the Scottish secondary School ‘Curriculum for Excellence’. She has been an inspirational leader, actively inspiring young people to promote change and harmony.”

It takes a special type of person to be a Rotarian

... although admittedly having four legs is not usually a requirement.

Still, Eyemouth and District's latest recruit helped get attention at their local Co-op.

Clubs looking to raise their profile can get a set of two outdoor banners and two Rotary wheels as shown at a competitive cost by contacting MPRC chair Archie Ralston. Sadly, it doesn't include the dog.

Bill Gates congratulates Rotary

Bill Gates' message to Rotarians on what we have achieved in the campaign to eradicate Polio from the world. Rotarians in District 1020 are very active in this campaign, raising a large sum of money towards it, and many have helped as volunteers in mass immunisation days.

He says that "144,000 Rotarians in the region worked tirelessly to secure the political commitment and the money...". That's the difference with Rotary, It's not just fundraising, we're an organisation of influencers and achievers. If that describes you, why not contact your local club? The "Clubs" menu option above will let you find out about the ones in our district, or see below to use the postcode search.

About Rotary District 1020

District 1020 covers the south of Scotland from coast to coast and from the Forth to the Borders.

We have over 1700 members in 60 Clubs

Click on the "Clubs" tab above to find out more about them, or find a Club near you by using this postcode search facility


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Around the district in the next 30 days...

Following the success of previous Galloway reCycle Sportive events, Kirkcudbright Rotary will again be running the event on 8 August 2015 read more »

Starting in 1998 our Charity Golf Competition has raised over £50000 for many good causes. Its format and the unique Duns course make it an attractive social and golfing event. With our local sponsors and your help we hope for a further £4000 this year. read more »

Duns Golf Club, Hardens Road, Duns. TD11 3NR read more »

Borders Area meeting is on the 18th August at Kingsknowes Hotel Galashiels 7pm Start.
The South West Area meeting has been arranged for Tuesday 18th August in the Cairndale Hotel Dumfries at 7pm.
The City Area Meeting will be on 18th August, hosted by Cortorphine RC.
This will be held on Wednesday 19th August 7 for 7.15 in the Town House, Haddington - all members in the East Area are invited to attend
The Central Area meeting will be held in the Inchyra Grange Hotel, Polmont at 8pm on Wednesday 19th August 2015. read more »

Rotary Club of Linlithgow Grange's annual AM/AM Charity Golf fundraiser, raising funds for St Columba's Hospice and shelterBox. read more »

Tickets are available through the contact page or from any Longniddry Rotarian