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In the next 30 days...

23rd Feb : Bowhill Duathlon (Long)

Sunday 23rd February 2020

RC Selkirk The third and final race in the 3 race series.


The Rotary Club of Falkirk Annual Swimarathon

Sunday 23rd February 2020

RC Falkirk David Wheeler and his team are in the process of organising the next, our second, Swimarathon. The event will take place in the Grangemouth Pool on 23rd February starting at 09.00.


Young Musician District Final

Sunday 23rd February 2020

District Event: Heriot Watt University Riccarton Campus


6th March : Fund Raising Quiz

Friday 6th March 2020

RC Selkirk A fund raising Quiz Night, in conjunction with the High School's Charities Committee to raise funds for Aquabox..


Young Chef and Youth Speaks Scottish Finals

Saturday 7th March 2020

District Event: Wallace High School, Stirling


Young Musician Scottish Final

Sunday 8th March 2020

District Event: The Scottish Final of the Rotary Young Musician competition will be at Loch Leven Community Campus, Kinross


Maggie's Cheltenham Gold Cup Day

Friday 13th March 2020

RC Thornhill & District The Rotary Club of Thornhill and District are pleased to announce their 3rd Annual Cheltenham Gold Cup Day Friday 13th March 2020


Coffee Morning 2020

Saturday 21st March 2020

RC Tranent Coffee Morning 2020


Scottish Schools Athletics

The Scottish Rotary Districts again sponsored the Scottish Schools Athletics Association Championship in the Emirates Stadium in Glasgow on 5/6 February. A great event, with over 200 schools across Scotland represented. More photos here.

Young Chef District Final

A very successful District final of Young Chef was held at in Livingston on 1st February. Four young chefs took part after qualifying from the club and area rounds of the competition and as always the standard was impressive. The judges commented that had some of the dishes been presented at a City and Guilds exam they would have been awarded a Merit or even Distinction.

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Borders collaberation

It’s all coming together as 4 Borders area clubs will be recognised next week for their individual contribution to a Rotary International District 1020 grant to restore 4 Teachers Houses at Thondwe Primary school.

A house naming ceremony is another example of the Scotland Malawi partnership with St Ronan's Primary School and Rotary Foundation

Forth Bridge Abseil reaches £1m

South Queensferry Rotary Club's Forth Bridge Abseil hit two milestones this year.

This is not only the tenth year of the event, but this year the cumulative amount of money raised for charity crossed the one million pound mark.

A spectacular sum for a spectacular event. Well done South Queensferry, long may it continue.

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District Handover

The District Handover was a special affair this year, with prestigious awards to two Rotarians and a joint handover with Rotaract.  Click below for more.

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Primary Schools Quiz Scottish Final

For this first time in many years the three Scottish Districts held a Scottish Final to the Primary Schools Quiz. Schools from Buckie to Dumfries took part marking a huge geographical spread across Scotland.

The quiz was held in the Iris Murdoch Building of Stirling University, and each District was represented by three schools. The room was packed with parents and supporters, and ended ina tie, requiring not one but two tie-breaks before Priorsfield Primary from Peebles was declared the winner.

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Scottish Schools Athletics

Rotary in Scotland is the sponsor of The Secondary School outdoor Track & Field  Championships at Grangemouth Stadium on 7th and 8th June. We are looking for volunteers to help behind the scenes and also invite all Rotarians to come and support their local schools.

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Rotary Young Citizen

Nicknamed “Kira the Machine”, 15-year-old Kira Noble from Edinburgh is one of this year's national Rotary Young Citizens Award winners. Kira has courageously faced the rare and aggressive cancer Neuroblastoma since she was 11-years-old but has now been told that her cancer is incurable. After doctors failed to initially recognise that she had the condition, she has campaigned for more awareness and training of medical professionals to save lives. She launched a Childhood Cancer campaign and joined forces with an Edinburgh mum whose son died of leukaemia.

Watch Kira's emotional interview on BBC. You may need to unmute the video with the control on the bottom right once it starts.

Kira’s cancer has returned three times making her currently in her fourth journey with the disease. Whilst in hospital, she offers support to other cancer sufferers and their families as well as raising awareness of her condition through social media. Her attitude is “I don’t like being negative because it isn’t going to get me anywhere.”. Kira was nominated for the award by the Rotary Club of Leith.

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Kirkcudbright celebrates 70 years of Rotary

The Rotary Club of Kirkcudbright recently celebrated 70 years of service to the area.

A number of clubs from across the District were represented, and District Governor Agnes Ritchie presented PDG Maurice Halliday with a Citation for Meritorious Service to Rotary Foundation.

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More Young Champions

District Governor Agnes presents district winners in the Young Writer and Young Photographer competitions with their certificates.

A very high standard was achieved again this year, with the judges being very impressed with the entries.

Young Musician District Final

The District final had 16 Competitors and the standard of musicianship was amazing.  The weather happily  did not put off an enthusiastic audience from attending and enjoying a splendid afternoon.  The adjudicators had a really tough task in  deciding on the winners!

Those placed were:

Vocal  - Shauna Healy (Currie Balerno) / Callen Love (Dumfries) / Milly Coltherd (Selkirk)
Instrumental - Callum Walton (Annan) / Benedict Tan (Currie (Balerno) / Lewis Blackwood (Larbert)

1st & 2nd placings  go through to Regional final on 17 March

Rotary International Scottish Schools Indoor Athletic Championships

The Scottish Rotary Districts sponsored the championships for the Fifth year in succession with the opportunity to get some great publicity and to have a strong Rotary presence at the arena during the two days.

The games took place at the Emirates Stadium in Glasgow on Wednesday 6th February and Thursday 7th February 2019. 204 schools across Scotland were represented. The athletics were superb, and there were Rotary banners around all the stadium and surrounding the podium. Click More to see some highlights.

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Purple4Polio crocuses

Clubs across D1020 have been planting crocuses as part of the Purple4Polio campain to raise awareness of the fight against polio.

You can see a slideshow of some of them in the Foundation section.

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