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Once again Dalbeattie entered this annual competition :



the competition was held at Dalbeattie High School

New Bus for Dalbeattie Day Centre

New Bus for Dalbeattie Day Centre

Dalbeattie Rotary Club Awards £5,000 towards new bus



Dalbeattie High School students attended the Peace Conference held in the Easterbrook Hall on the 25th November 2015

Heart Start & Defibrillator Training

Heart Start & Defibrillator Training

Every member in our community should take an interest in this subject

Young Chef Competition 2014

Young Chef Competition 2014

The competitors at the Young Chef Competition: In no particular order Lloyd Pipe, Joe Pagan Lennon McCubbin, Bailey Hodgson & Claire Orr.


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Rotary Club Trust Awards:

Over the last few years, the Rotary Club has made a number of financial awards to clubs, organisations and individuals in the Dalbeattie area to support them in the valuable work they  do on behalf of the community and to help other, less fortunate people.  At Rotary, we believe that help and support should be on hand and the Rotary Club Trust has been created to do just that. You or your club or organisation may be eligible. Click on the buttons below for more information and to get an application form :

Click this button to be taken to the FAQs :  here

Click this button to be taken to the Application Form :  here

Young Chef Area Finals 2016

Club Christmas Dinner 2016

Remember everyone our Christmas Dinner is being held in the Kings Arms Hotel on the 22nd December 6.30 for 7pm. 

Rotary Club Donates £5,000 Towards New Bus

Fraser Sanderson, the Rotary Club’s representative on the Management Committee of Dalbeattie Day Centre, is pictured with min - bus driver Keith Dickie, at the launch event held on 24th November to celebrate the arrival of the Centre’s new bus.

For a full report and more photographs go to our “Community” page

Young Chef Area Finals 2016

The two winners of our Club round, Alice Maxwell and Georgia Johnston, were among the ten Young Chefs, representing five of the Area’s Rotary Clubs, who  gathered at Kirkcudbright Academy to compete for two places in the District final in Livingston.

For full report and more photographs go to our "Youth Opportunities" page.

Young Chef 2016

On the afternoon of Friday 11th October ten Dalbeattie High School pupils took part in the Rotary Young Chef competition.

Five local Rotarians were present, and did their best to help with the tasting. It was agreed that overall the quality of their preparation, cooking and presentation were in advance of anything that had been seen in previous years.

For the full report and more photographs go to our "Youth Opportunities" page .

Purple Crocus Planting

The Rotary Crocus is one of the leading international fundraisers for the END POLIO NOW campaign.

Since 2012 Rotary Crocuses have raised around £1,000,000 and been distributed in 15 countries. They are an easy way for every Club to reach out to the community both to raise funds and awareness for END POLIO NOW.

On Friday 4th November Dalbeattie Rotary Club played their part in this campaign when a large number of Rotarians and friends, assisted by students from Dalbeattie High School planted 5,000 purple crocus corms at the Dumfries entrance to Dalbeattie.

Next spring remember and look out for these 5,000 purple crocuses on the broad grass verge just beyond the entrance to Johnston Drive.

Heart Start & Defibrillator Training

On Thursday 22 September Rotarians and partners gathered in  Dalbeattie & KirkgunzeonParish Church Hall to obtain trainingin the effective use of CPR and also how to operate a defibrillator.

The training was given by Amanda Macaulay who is the local coordinator of First Responders, despite the photographs no Rotarians were injured during the evening’s practical demonstrations.

At the end of the busy evening the Rotary Club presented Amanda with a cheque for £500:00 part of our Club’s ongoing support of First Responders.

For more photographs visit our "Community" Page.

Visit to Dalbeattie Museum

On the evening of 8th September, Club members and partners visited the Dalbeattie Museum and presented Life President Tommy Henderson with a cheque for £500. This amount was the proceeds of a Whist Drive run in Dalbeattie by the Club earlier in the year.

Guests were then given a tour of the Museum which was founded in April 1993 by Tommy who explained future plans and how the cheque would help expedite refurbishment and expansion.
The photograph below shows Tommy Henderson on the right accepting the cheque from Club President Gordon Cathro.

New Team for 2016-17:

The new Rotary Year is underway with our new team in place.  President Gordon Cathro continues for a second year with the support of Senior Vice President. Ian Lumsden and Junior Vice President, Robert Kennedy.

Following avery successful term of office last year, Gordon is again stressing the need to have a year of fun as we continue to make a difference in the life and activities of the Dalbeattie community, as we have been doing for the last 40 years.

40 Years of Rotary in Dalbeattie:

For more pictures of the celebrations, click here

The Rotary Club of Dalbeattie and District has been serving the local community for over 40 years since it was established in May 1976. To celebrate this proud achievement, President Gordon Cathro and 46 current and past Club members and wives held a garden party on Saturday 2nd July. 

The highlight of the afternoon was without doubt the presentation by President Gordon of certificates to two founder members, John Knox and Alec Scott, who are still active members of the Club.

The cool blustery weather did not dampen the spirits and much fun was had by all. Hot dogs, burgers and chicken skewers, served by the new local enterprise, Brigston & Co. along with desserts prepared by members’ wives, went down a real treat.

In between the squalls, members and guests were able to test their skills in a range of outdoor games including croquet, skittles and boules.

Over the past 40 years, our Rotary Club has helped many local organisations and individuals with funding and the input of Club members’ time and experience to achieve their own aims and objectives.

Our activities last year demonstrate very well hoe the Club has embraced the Rotary theme “We’re for Communities”.

We have provided financial support of some £13,000 for the following projects and organisations.

Brite Hopes, a mobile eye clinic in S. Africa; Marie Curie; Dalbeattie Hardrock Challenge; Prostate Scotland ; Dalbeattie Playgroup; Dalbeattie Sea Cadets; Helping Hands, a Sri Lanka. Project; Dalbeattie & Kirkgunzeon Parish Church; Dalbeattie Christmas Lights; Dalbeattie Day Centre, funds towards the purchase of new mini bus; Dalbeattie Men’s Shed; First Responders, the purchase of a defibrillator and annual running costs.

The Club also works very closely with support for local schools in the form of Career interviews, Challenge Enterprise, Peace Ambassadorial Training, Young Chef, Young Musician, Primary School Quiz, Kids Out & Young Carers. 

On a broader fund the Club has also supported overseas projects including the Rotary International drive to eliminate polio worldwide through our contribution to Polioplus.

Young Chef Competition 2015



Nicole Geddes our winner for 2015

Dalbeattie Playgroup

This Rotary year the Club donated £300 for vital equipment.

President Gordon visits Dalbeattie Playgroup

The Dalbeattie Rotary Men's Shed:

Dalbeattie Rotary Club has been developing the idea of establishing a Men's Shed here in Dalbeattie.  The Men's Shed is usually a workshop-type of place where men with free time can come together for projects, activities and a good laugh.

You will find lots of information on this project by clicking the "What Do We Do" button at the top of this website.


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Thu, Jul 29th 2021 6:00 pm

Club Meeting by Zoom.

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Meeting starts at 6pm. Rotarian Ian Wilbur will be addressing the club, and the vote of thanks will be proposed by David Henderson.

Thu, Aug 5th 2021 6:00 pm

Club Meeting by Zoom.

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Meeting starts at 6pm. Rotarian Ian Lumsden will be addressing the club, and the vote of thanks will be proposed by Gordon Cathro.

Thu, Aug 12th 2021 6:00 pm

Club Meeting by Zoom.

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Meeting starts at 6pm. Rotarian Frank Williamson will be addressing the club, and the vote of thanks will be proposed by Bill Gray.

Thu, Aug 19th 2021 6:00 pm

Club Meeting by Zoom.

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Meeting starts at 6pm. Rotarian David Butler will be addressing the club, and the vote of thanks will be proposed by John Knox.

Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 18:00

(Gather in the lounge bar for 6pm. Meal in the upstairs dining room at 6.15pm with meetings finishing at 7.30 pm sharp. No meeting between Christmas and New Year) KINGS ARMS HOTEL THE CROSS

DG5 4HA  01556 610400.

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