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A Warm Welcome to the

Duns Club



 from President Monty Pearson


New President for The Rotary Club of Duns


Monty Pearson, the incoming President of The Rotary Club of Duns was brought up in Duns.  On leaving school, he moved to Edinburgh where he studied and worked as an Architectural Technician until 1982 before returning to his hometown to raise a family and take over the family Coal Business.  What followed was 35 years of expansion at ‘PEARSONS of DUNS’.  Monty oversaw diversifications which included Builders Merchants, Stove Shop, Garden Centre and Café. He has recently moved into semi-retirement handing over the reins to his son Garry.  Gary has continued along the same theme as his Father and they now offer extra services to the local community, a Kitchen Centre, Self-Storage and Van Hire.  More recently they have acquired the Border Chainsaw and Lawnmower Services in Earlston with father now firmly in the “Consultant’s” seat.

Monty’s interests over the years have included Rugby, Badminton, Squash and Tennis whilst also competing in all aspects of Rallying - Navigating, Driving and Organisation.  He is also President of the Border Ecosse Car Club a role he has filled for many years.

Not one for being idle, Monty joined the Rotary Club of Duns in 2016 to help raise funds for both the Community and International projects.  He assumes the Presidency on 1 July and will inherit a club of some 27 Rotarians.

Anyone interested in helping organise events/fundraising can contact the Club by email  president@duns.rotary1020.org or google The Rotary Club of Duns. 


Under normal circumstances the Rotary Club of Duns meets in the White Swan Hotel in Duns on Thursday evenings at 1745 for 1800 hrs.  A meal is taken after which business is conducted.  Until meetings of large groups in doors is permitted, the Club continues to meet virtually through Zoom.  








All charitable donations to the Rotary Club of Duns are paid into the Rotary Club of Duns Trust Fund, a Scottish Charity No. SC042502





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We meet on Thursdays at 17.45 for 18.00

(No meetings at Christmas and New Year. Meetings held weekly with guest speakers 2nd and 4th Thursday each month) 31-32 Market Sq.

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