Completed meetings and events 2016-2017

Sun 25th June 2017 June Charity Car Boot Sale

It's time for the monthly charity car boot sale at Newcraighall Station forecourt - all welcome read more...

Sat 17th June 2017 Vintage Button Fair

Come and explore a plethora of vintage buttons and accessories and, hopefully, a cup of coffee too. read more...

Wed 14th June 2017 Portobello Air Cadets

David Clark will talk about the Portobello Squadron Air Cadets - 75 years old this year. read more...

Sat 10th June 2017 Scottish Robotic Games

The annual competition is held at Leonardo, Crewe Toll. Registration required here: read more...

Fri 2nd June 2017 Free First Aid Course - for the Elderly

Short first aid course with tea and biscuits - useful information and a chance to make new friends read more...

Wed 31st May 2017 Club Assembly - a chance to Seize the Day

On this evening, Jenny, the new Portobello President, will present her vision of the club for the forthcoming year - otherwise known as "Seize the Day" read more...

Sun 28th May 2017 - Monthly Charity Car Boot Sale

Whether you want to de-clutter or look for hidden treasure, a car boot sale is a great way to spend a Sunday morning.

Sat 27th May 2017 Spring Concert from Loud and Proud

Loud & Proud Choir returns to Stockbridge Parish church for their annual spring concert to celebrate the joys of long days, short nights and all things bright and gay with an cappella performance of seasonal and popular songs. read more...

Wed 24th May 2017 Ranger from a Castle on the Skyline

Ben McCallum is a Woodland Engagement Officer at the Craigmillar Castle Park in South Edinburgh and will talk about this iconic building, surroundings and events.

Sun 21st May 2017 District Training Assembly

Come to Inveralmond Community High School in Livingston for a day of meeting new people, hearing about different aspects of Rotary - and making new friends. read more...

Sat 20th May 2017 Afternoon Tea for Steka

Come to have afternoon tea with floral china cups and plates, home baked food, good chat ... and live music too.

Wed 17th May 2017 Annual General Meeting

As the end of the Rotary year approaches, this is a chance to look back to the highlights of the year.

Wed 10th May 2017 Scatter week - no meeting at the hotel

For a scatter week, Portobello Rotarians visit their friends at other clubs - no meeting at the King's Manor

Sat 6th May 2017 Coffee morning

Coffee morning to help Portobello Older Peoples Project at the Portobello Baptist Church Hall - great chance to meet, chat, have a nice drink and home baking. £2 entry - well worth it.


Wed 3rd May 2017 Club administration traffic lights

The first Wednesday of every month, all club members meet to decide on progress of current projects and what to do next. read more...
The car boot sales are dog friendly: and child friendly too -  a great morning out for the family.

Sun 30th April 2017 Charity car boot sale at Newcraighall

The monthly charity car boot sale is held on the last Sunday of each month from March to October on Newcraighall Station forecourt. Sellers £10 for a double car park space; Buyers, free! read more...

Wed 26th April 2017 Allotments in the Community

Rachel, from Craigentinny and Telferton allotments, will discuss the role of allotments in the community

Wed 19th April 2017 Venture Trust

Founded in 1982, Venture Trust helps people going through difficult circumstances to make positive changes in their lives. Lizzie Dalley will talk a bit about the intensive personal development programmes using wilderness settings available.

Fri 14th April 2017 Music from the Third Planet

Concert with the Bands of the Cadet Forces and the Boys' Brigade
Music from the Third Planet

This musical extravaganza features musical extravagenza features music: Film to Folk, Musicals to Marches ... tickets at the door £5

Wed 12th April 2017 Monthly club administration meeting

Monthly meeting to check on club projects and think how best to help the community
Bugs for Life - or a way of making delicious, nutritious food which can be conveniently farmed in a small area at low cost.

Wed 5th April 2017 Bugs for Life: Food for the Future

Marthe Jacobsen and Craig Macfarlane will explain how food habits will probably change in the future for high protein, low fat, low cost and easy to harvest insects, which make delicious food for everyone. read more...

Wed 22nd March 2017 Being an Assistant Governor: what's involved

Ian McLean is the City Assistant Governor and has a huge remit of looking after Rotarians and affairs of Rotary relevance in that area.

Wed 15th March 2017 The Real Junk Food Project

Donna McArdle and Charlie Hanks talk about how food which would have been thrown away can be re-used - and made into delicious meals. read more...
Concert poster in the window of Top Hat - the place to go for top class kilts.

Sat 11th March 2017 Fundraising Concert: Police Choir and two Guitar styles

Here's an exciting fundraising concert - raising money for ex-street children in Malawi with the Steka project and also for vulnerable people in Edinburgh with the Thistle Foundation. read more...

Wed 8th March 2017 Biology, HPV study and my experience in Scotland

Jessica Viti, Global Scholar, (on the left) gives an overview on her research and her impressions of Scotland so far.
Just the right flower for St David's Day.

Wed 1st March 2017 Monthly Council Meeting

All club members can take part in club decisions and tonight we'll have a chance to discuss the progress of club projects.

Sat 25th February 2017 Come to this Pop Up Cafe!

Open Pop Up Cafe hosted by Craigentinny and Telferton Allotments to showcase allotment grown food read more...

Wed 22nd February 2017 Scatter week - no meeting at hotel, chance to visit other clubs

Wed 15th February 2017 Club Administration - what's happening

Tonight there's not one, but two events to choose from , on different sides of town. Half the club will be at the King's Manor for the communal meal; the other half of the club will be at Heriot-Watt University to support the Young Musicians.
Fort Kinnaird is a wonderful shopping centre, always full of interesting things - like the animated dinosaurs last year!

Sat 11th February 2017 - Sun 12th February 2017 Funraising: Fort Kinnaird

This is the first fundraising collection at the year at Fort Kinnaird shopping centre. Look out for us wearing fluorescent yellow jackets, collecting for community projects.

Wed 8th February 2017 Guide to setting up New and Satellite Clubs

It may seem overly ambitious for a small club to even consider setting up a satellite club - Kate Keter, who's the New Club Formation Officer for the District, will answer all the questions.
Looking out to sea from the Espy

Sat 31st December 2016 Coffee for the last day of the year

Come to the Espy in Bath Street to gaze at the sea and have a goodbye coffee (or tea) to 2016.
We'll be welcoming the coming of Christmas with partners and friends.

Wed 21st December 2016 Christmas!

It's time for our Christmas communal meal, with our partners and friends. read more...

Sat 3rd December 2016 Magnificent Advent and Christmas Music

This is a rare opportunity to hear the Edinburgh Bach Choir with seasonal music read more...

Wed 30th November 2016 Quiz: Secret and Hidden Portobello

Meeting at later time for Partners' Evening - and Quiz read more...
Neil Fraser, International Officer for Portobello

Wed 23rd November 2016 Letter from India

Neil spent six months in India last year and is about to return for another six. So here, he explains what India is really like - heat, rain, food - and the Rotarians there, too. read more...
District Governor Olive, and Portobello President Lawrence chatting during the recent International Evening at Portobello

Wed 16th November 2016 Olive Geddes - the District Governor - visits the club

DG visit
Norman (out of shot) and his dog on their daily parambulation through Portobello's High Street.

Wed 9th November 2016 A glimpse into Norman's world

Norman Ireland - the newest member of the club - will give an introductory talk tonight about himself and how he got into Rotary. read more...
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Wed 2nd November 2016 Council Meeting

There is no speaker tonight. Our monthly council meeting will be held tonight.
Scholars 2012

Wed 26th October 2016 International Night

We welcome Rotary Global Scholars coming to Edinburgh
Gorgie City Farm logo

Wed 12th October 2016 John Teasdale - Gorgie City Farm

A very (Edinburgh) local project is the subject of the talk tonight. read more...
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Wed 5th October 2016 Council Meeting

No speaker tonight. Our council meeting will be held tonight.

Wed 28th September 2016 The new Sick Childrens Hospital in Edinburgh

An artist's impression ... but getting closer to reality. read more...

Wed 21st September 2016 RYLA Experiences

Rachel talks about RYLA
Kaleidoscope pictures of Rotary

Wed 14th September 2016 Council Meeting


Wed 7th September 2016 Open Evening

If you want to know more about Rotary - or are just curious - you'll be welcome tonight! read more...

Wed 31st August 2016 Georgia memories

Two students back from Georgia will give their ideas of what it was like, what they got out of it and what they did for the scholars' talent show (which is designed to showcase their nations' culture). read more...
Malawi's flag

Wed 24th August 2016 Skeda (Malawi)

Talk given by Lilidh Wood, the Portobello High School pupil who visited us during Burns' Supper in 2015, and who is now spending a gap year in Malawi. read more...

Wed 17th August 2016 The return of Amali

Amali's second visit to the club this year.

Wed 10th August 2016 - Stuart and Shelterbox

Stuart will talk about the Shelterbox project

Wed 3rd August 2016 Council Meeting

No speaker tonight
Daniel brandishing the bike up high, in jubiliation at having finally reached John O'Groats.

Wed 27th July 2016 12 Days, 1200 miles: that trip to John O'Groats

When Daniel Barreto set out from Land's End, there was a tropical heatwave - and as he cycled north, he went through all types of weather, except snow to raise money for End Polio Now. He'll talk about just what kept him going, day after day. read more...
Georgia - Kathy's looking forward to it.

Wed 20th July 2016 Kathy Marriott: Georgia on my Mind

Kathy's off to Georgia, her interests are chemistry and Spanish. What will it be like? read more...
Edward Chapman

Wed 13th July 2016 Martin Nicol - About Edward Chapman

Martin is a very entertaining speaker. Not to be missed read more...

Wed 6th July 2016 Council Meeting

No speaker tonight
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