Community



Within local communities, Rotary clubs carry out a range of different activities and projects with the aim of improving quality of life.

All community service is an opportunity to raise awareness of our Rotary Club and the wider work of Rotary.

At Esk Valley, we are perhaps most visible when we go round local estates and outlying villages at Christmas time helping Santa on his sleigh. We also give Santa a helping hand to switch on the Dalkeith Christmas lights! For the last few years, any money donated has been given to Midlothian Young Carers to enable them to fund after school projects and outings. At Christmas we also donate food and toys to families who would not otherwise have a very merry Christmas. We also help Bethany distribute Christmas trees.

Twice a year we help Midlothian Rangers with litter picking, pruning or planting.

For the last few years we have helped Poppy Scotland with their garden of remembrance in Princes Street, something which members found very moving and worthwhile.

We have held numerous "Know your blood pressure" events around Midlothian. In July we help at the gate at the Dalkeith Agricultural Show. We have a good relationship with Newbattle golf club and we sponsor a junior golf medal - see Youth sub page for details. We also help out Lasswade Athletics Club by volunteering to be marshals for their road races.

We sponsor a community volunteering award every year at the Volunteer Awards ceremony held at Newbattle Abbey College in conjunction with Volunteer Midlothian.

Since september 2016 we have maintained the garden space at Shawfair Railway Station


Presentation of a new cooker at the local Brownie House at Vogrie in Midlothian

To have a look to see what the Community Committee has been up to please click the links on the right hand side of this page

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Shawfair Station

more Esk Valley votes to "adopt" Shawfair railway station

Crocuses at Kings Park

more The bulbs we planted at King's Park

Santa at Woodburn

Christmas 2015

more This Christmas time we have been busy!

Alzheimer Scotland

more Our involvement with Alzheimer Scotland

Remembrance Day 2015

more Members lay a wreath for Remembrance Day

donation of ramp to Rainbows

more Sept 2015, donation of ramp to 1st Dalkeith Rainbows

Midfest 2015

more Midfest Sept 2015

Dalkeith Agricultural Show 2014

more Dalkeith Agricultural Show 12th July 2014

Litter Picking at Ironmills 2014

Litter Picking at Ironmills 2014

more Litter Picking at Ironmills 2014

Dalkeith Rugby Club U16s

more Esk Valley Rotary were to delighted to help sponsor Dalkeith Rugby Club�s U16 Tour to Madrid in October 2013

Bethany Trust Caring Christmas Trees 2013

more Bethany Trust Caring Christmas Trees 2013

more Collecting at Dobbies Garden Centre

Donation of Public Benches

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Barn Dance 07

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Rotary Club of Esk Valley Award for Organisational Support 2009

more Joan and Aileen present the Rotary Club of Esk Valley Award for Organisational Support to Judy Strong, Girlguiding Midlothian

Smart New Shirts For Boys Brigade Foreign Trip - 08/10/2005

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Esk Valley Rotary Helping Re-Cycling At The Bike Station

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Esk Valley Rotary Award for Organisational Support 2010

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Rotary Cooks Up A Treat In The Woods

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Santa Helps Rotary's Shopping Spree

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Strong Brew For Rotarians' Tea In The Park

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Rotatians Clean Up Bridge Over Troubled Water 2009

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Esk Valley Donate toThornton Rose Ride - Ability Group

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Esk Valley Rotary Focus On The Crocus At Roslin Glen

more Focus On The Crocus

Bright Sparks Special Needs Nursery & Playgroup

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Santa Sleigh & Collections 2010

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Paddlers For Life - Dragon Boat

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Santa Collection at Kippielaw & Pathead, thanking to everyone who donated money we raised £466 for Midlothian Young Carers and other Rotary Charities HO HO HO!

Santa Collection 2011

more Santa Collection at Kippielaw & Pathead, thanking to everyone who donated money we raised £466 for Midlothian Young Carers and other Rotary Charities HO HO HO!

A Midlothian Volunteer Award - Sponsored by Esk Valley Rotary

more Esk Valley Rotary sponsored the Organisational Support Award at this year's Midlothian Volunteer Awards Ceremony.