07 December 2017Brander Ha

Brander Ha Christmas Cheer

Proving that Christmas is not only for the young, Forfar Rotary responded to an appeal by Brander Ha sheltered housing complex. The appeal was for a Christmas Tree and after discussion it was decided to provide nor only the tree but a set of lights. This was duly done and the donation even left over a bit of cash which will be used on their Christmas Party.

President Bill Reid accompanied by Rotarian Ian Findlay popped along to meet up with some of the residents who despite the cold and windy conditions came outside for a photo shoot.

The tree is sited so that all the residents can look out and see a little bit of Christmas that is appreciated by the not so young in our community.

24 November 2017visit to Shanghai West Rotary Club

David Valentine visits  Shanghai West Rotary Club.

Photo shows David during his latest visit to China where he recieved a banner to bring back to the Forfar Club.

15 November 2017Christmas with Santa

Forfar Rotary’s Christmas Programme 2017

We promised you all that we would advise everyone of our Christmas Programme and as you should all know Forfar Rotary Club keeps its promises. Every thing is now in place and we can now manage to let you know when we will visit your street, come to the Cross and when we will be at TESCO and ASDA. The sleigh will be prepared, the Elves are in touch with Santa and Mrs Claus and even Paw Patrol members Chase and Skye are doing exercises to be fit for meeting you all at the Cross.

Please take a note of when we come to your street but we will keep you up to date by advising you the night before OR if we need to change a night should the weather be so bad as we cannot come on a specified night.

These details will also be on the Club website as well as in the Press so no excuses for missing us when we come calling, we know the Forfar public will support us with your donations, the money collected does a lot of good to many a club, organisation or community project.

Monday, 27th November.
Prior Road, William Street, Helen Street, Montrose Road, Sir James Duncan Gardens,

Dunnichen Avenue, Osprey Drive, Osprey Crescent, Osprey Gardens, Mossie Way, Rathwell Gardens and Priory Wynd.

Tuesday, 28th November.
Lentlands Road, Taranty Road, Langlands Road, Fruithill, Jeanfield Crescent, Teuchat Croft, Old Halkerton Road, Lintie Croft, Jeanfield Road, Potters Park and Dundee Road ( up to Potters Park ).

Wednesday, 29th November.
Dundee Road ( up from Potters Park ), Northampton Road, Northampton Place, Balmashanner Rise, Balmashanner Place, Mavis Croft, Slatefield Rise, Slatefield Place, Slatefield Gardens, Westfield Loan, Westfield Gardens, Westfield Place, Kemsley Place and Donaldson Avenue.

Thursday 30th November at The Cross
Santa, Mrs Claus and the Elves will be at the Cross when the lights are switched on. Chase and Skye from Paw Patrol will also attend.

Monday, 4th December.
Kemsley Park, Thornton Place, Thornton Park, Threewells Drive, Threewells Place, Westfield Park, Westfield Drive and Westfield Crescent.

Tuesday, 5th December.
Benholm Gardens, Drummers Dell, Briar Grove, Sheriff Park, Lochview Terrace, Graham Crescent, Grampian Park, Archie's Park, Craig O Loch Road, Glamis Road, Lawson Avenue and Lowson Terrace.

Wednesday, 6th December.
Turfbeg Place, Inchgarth Street, Inchgarth Avenue, Turfbeg Crescent, Turfbeg Rise, Turfbeg Avenue, Turfbeg Road, Lochbank Road, Lochbank Gardens, Taylor Street, Turfbeg Drive and Fyfe Jamieson.

Thursday, 7th December.
Nursery Street, Strang Street, Kirkton Park, South Street, The Ha'en, Restenneth Drive, Lord Burn Place, Pitreuchie Place, Toll Crescent, Lily Wynd, McCulloch Drive, Strangs Ley and Gowan Rigg.

Monday, 11th December.
Wyllie Street, Roberts Street, Callander Drive, Pirnie Mill, Service Road, Steadfast Lane, Esk Court, Isla Place, Lethnot Gardens, Prosen Place, Suttieside Road, Caledonian Way, Ivy Terrace, Ivy Road, St Margaret's Park, Whitehills Crescent, Station Road and Ritchie's Wynd.

Tuesday, 12th December.
North Street, Wellbraehead, Peffer's Place, Bell Place, Goosecroft, Green Street, Mosside View, Beulah Howe and Wester Restenneth in Forfar then onto Lunanhead for Restenneth Place, Carseview Terrace, Muirlands Court, Carseburn Terrace, Park Place, Priory Cottages, Well Road and Old Brechin Road.

Wednesday, 13th December.
Easter Bank and Kings Road in Forfar then onto Kingsmuir for Dunnichen Road, Bunkerhill Crescent, Cunninghill View, Kingston Road, Kingston Place and Lownie Road then back to Forfar for Arbroath Road, Yeaman Street, Gordon Street, Jamieson Street, Lilybank Road and Lilybank Crescent.

Thursday, 14th December.
Airlie Crescent, Glenclova Terrace, Glenmoy Terrace, Glenogil Terrace, Strathmore Avenue, Gallowshade Road, St James's Road, Lyninghills, Laurel Bank, Viewmount and Hillside Road.

Saturday, 16th December

The Sleigh and Santa will be at Asda from 10.45am to 12.45pm and at

                                             Tesco from 1.00pm to 3.00pm.

Monday, 18th December.
Bankhead Terrace, Victoria Street, Tweed Mill Brae, Don Street, John Street, Robertson Terrace, Muir Road, Hanick Terrace and Muir Street in Forfar then onto Padanarm for St Ninians Road and Redford Road.

07 November 2017Flying with Classic cars

Flying with Classic Cars.

A strange headline but this week the Rotary Club of Forfar finalised their accounts after the second successful running of the Strathmore Classic Car Tour 2017. The proceeds of which had already been agreed as being earmarked for the Scotlands Charity Air Ambulance. Forfar Rotarians David Stobbs ,Colin Muir and Ian Findlay were met at the Scone HQ by Fiona Dennis to hand over of the cheque and to be introduced to some of the crew.

As it happened there was a call for the Air Ambulance and so instead they were able to watch the crew prepare for take off and given an idea of the complexity of that preparation. The flight was to fetch a patient from the Isle of Tiree to the mainland for treatment, a straight forward occurrence you might think. NO, they have to factor in the weight of the crew plus the patient etc. to work out the fuel load and where fuel can be had during the trip.

The Rotarians were then taken to the control room where John Pritchard gave more information and further insight to the types of cases where the Air Ambulance was used. Their knowledge of where and when they might be required to go anywhere in Scotland is backed up by their records, time of year, weather conditions, sporting activities etc. all important information.

In conclusion David handed over a cheque to the charity for £9,045 45p which is the Forfar Rotary Club’s second cheque from the running of the Strathmore Classic Car Tour.

Forfar Rotary are very appreciative of their sponsors The Fisken Motor Group and Guild Homes and of course all those who took part in the event its self providing us with more individual sponsorship money. Our two main sponsors have already committed to the 2018 Tour.

The Strathmore Classic Car Tour 2018 is already well into the planning stage with the route established, lunch stop booked etc. The entries are already up the 35 so only 25 places left up for grabs. If anyone is interested the entry form can be downloaded from the club website www.forfarrotary.org.uk

03 November 2017Concert Night

A Concert Night

The Forfar Rotary’s annual entertainment night with the Handicapped and Disabled Club took place this week, it was enjoyed by all who attended with perhaps the Rotarians enjoying it the most.

President Bill Reid had the pleasure of introducing a new member to the concert party, namely his wife Margaret who came to the rescue to play the piano for the singing part of the night.

An enjoyable supper, supplied by the Rotary Club members was an interlude that allowed time to draw breath before the second part of the night. As well as singing there were Bingo sessions and the ever popular “Big Quiz”, both of which saw great prizes to be won in the form of boxes of Maltesers.

In closing President Bill thanked everyone involved stating it was a part of the Forfar Rotary Club’s annual programme and has already committed the club to do it all again next year.


                             Scotty is ecstatic at pulling it off.

23 October 2017Thank You's

A Time for Thank You’s.

This week end saw the temporary removal of the Rotary Wishing-well from the Forfar Tesco Store as they need more floor space over the festive season. Forfar Rotary Club are thankful to the Store management at Tesco who continue to give much valued assistance in our endeavours to fund raise for local and international aid.

The Forfar public have once again been generous in their support by contributing with their coinage during their shopping and it is much appreciated by the Rotary membership.

The International Committe will put to good use the latest amount, a goodly sum of


You just need to tune in to the news and see the misery of so many suffering from natural disasters and those who need humanitarian aid caught in conflict and persecution to see the bottomless pit of cash needed .

28 September 2017Titans Clash

Clash of the Titans

The match of the year so far took place this week when Forfar were hosts to local rivals Kirriemuir in what proved to be a needle match.

Looking at the faces of the participants it could have been a sewing competition a real serious affair. However the strain on the contestants faces was due to bouts of Jenga, Domino's, Boggle and Connect 4.

Victors on this first round Gavel Challenge were a victorious Forfar Side who on winning, were seen celebrating with a tour round the sandwich plates and downing copious amounts of coffee.

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