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Welcome to the Jedburgh Rotary Club.

Helping families communicate

Jedburgh Rotary give tablet computers to residents of care homes


What our fundraising has achieved

This year's achievements


End Polio Crocus Appeal

End Polio Crocus Appeal


Christmas in the time of a pandemic

This year's winter festival could not take place, but Santa made a video and the town's traders decorated their windows to add some Christmas cheer.


Jedburgh Rotary News

Look at the pages below to find out what we have been doing recently


Australian Bush Fires

One year ago, bushfires hit the Bateman Bay area of New South Wales


About us




We are a warm and welcoming club in the beautiful Scottish Borders, always happy to see new members.

Jedburgh Rotary was formed in the 1970's and since then has helped the local community and made a difference to people internationally by working with overseas clubs in times of crisis to provide clean water, tools of their trade, and fishing boats.



Here is a summary of our president's statement about this past year and our hopes for the club in the forthcoming year.



Aims for Jedburgh Rotary 2020 - 2021


President’s Statement

The past Rotary year has not been without its difficulties and the past 3 months have been particularly trying. It was with great sadness that we said our final farewells to Roy Spowart, an effective and faithful member of the club and one of its Past Presidents. He will be greatly missed.

However, he will be remembered with a cup or plaque that we suggest should be given to the Rugby Club in memory of Roy, to be presented annually to a junior player.


There are uncertainties about the future programme of the Club. However, assuming restaurants are allowed to open for meals after the 15th July and the social distancing is reduced to 1 metre, it is hoped that the Carters Rest will let us resume our regular meetings soon after that date.


I am humbled that the members have voted to give me a second year as President of the Club and would like to thank everyone for the support I have been given during the past year and for the support I’m sure you will give me for the coming year.


Both the commmunity and international committees have sketched out plans for 2020-2021 and I urge you  to support their chairs to keep our Club living up to the Rotary motto – ‘Service Above Self’.

Recently, our ebay shop has been providing substantial sums for our Charity Account. We hope this will continue.

Take care and stay safe!

Martin L Breach


Statement from Community Committee

Community Committee – Proposed program for 2020-2021

Unfortunately a number of our fundraising events have had to be cancelled this year due to the current pandemic crisis.
Before that Jedburgh Grammar took part in the Young Chef competition where Chelsea Lamb competed and managed to get through to the Regional Final in Stirling, where she lost out to a young girl from Aberdeen.
Our coffee morning scheduled for April and litter picking in the town were also cancelled.
As we go forward into a new financial year we hope to be able to fulfil our commitments, depending on lockdown and various restrictions.

Plans are ongoing for our activities which are (in no particular order}:
Winter Festival
Young artist and Young Chef competitions, Fishing Competitions, Food Bank
Coffee morning
End Polio Street collection
Pensioners’ trip to Eyemouth
Litter picking.
possibly a Rotary Star award which is presented to Young Achievers.
Community Quiz organised by Steve Smith.
RYLA 2021
Replacement premises for our Rotary Shop
Visit of Head Boy and Head Girl
Proposal to resite the Dribbly Well
A club member has also suggested a sponsored walk round the town.
The Birl ‘n’ Beer will not go ahead due to current restrictions.

Statement from the International Committee

International Committee: priorities for 2020 - 2021

We find ourselves in an unusual position this year as the Covid-19 pandemic has affected us all in varying ways. It has meant that health has become a major priority for the entire world. It has
highlighted the fact that vaccinations are vital ways of combating disease as well as health care in poorer and developing countries. Therefore, this year as well as continuing to support our usual charities, we will prioritise and focus on projects that improve health around the world. We will:
 focus on health
 investigate the possibility and potential of linking with a health project overseas
 continue to support Lend with Care and Vision Aid
 continue fundraising for End Polio Now, when this is possible
 consider other small donations on their merit
Rotary are keen that clubs work on specific projects, and to that end, we will investigate health
focused Scottish Government supported projects and find out more about the links that BGH has with overseas hospitals. We will consider any work that improves health, including vaccination programmes in general, clean water needs, and good sanitation.




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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

We meet on Thursdays at 1800
The Carter's Rest, Jedburgh

TD8 6BE  01835 864745

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