Rotary Club of Perth Kinnoull

Club 1777 - District 1010

Welcome to our Club

We are based in the ancient Scottish capital of Perth. History is perhaps neither our raison d'être nor strength but it does provide us with a sense of belonging. We feel that we are a part of Perth and we support many activities within the city and the local area. In true Scottish tradition, some of these activities embrace the world.


Royal George Hotel, Perth on 10th December 2019

President's Dinner 13 March 2020

Rear (L - R): President Ian E Brown;  Gordon Hay, President, Rotary Club of Perth; The Very Reverend Dr James Simpson; Robert Macduff-Duncan, President Rotary Club of Perth St Johns.

Front: Mrs Catherine Brown; Mrs Dorothy MacCloy, President, Inner Wheel Club of Perth; Mrs Helen Simpson.


Assistance for Young Sportsmen.

Young sports stars Aaron King (Cyclist) and Alexander English (Tennis player) received cheques to help with their considerable expenses for this coming year.  More here.


Past Presidents' Dinner 30th January 2020
 (L - R) - Bob Reid, Gillian Marsh, Steve Blackett, Mike Graham, Donald McDonald, Ian E Brown, Colin Moreland, Frank Muirden, Bob Abernethy and Douglas Sinclair. 

November's £1000 Winner

This month's £1000 winner in our Charity Lottery Calendar draw is Mike Moir of Scone.  Mike, who produces the Scone Village Association's bi-monthly "DESTINY" magazine was delighted with his win and is pictured (centre) with President Ian and Bob Riddell who sold the calendar.

Mike was easily persuaded to buy a copy of the 2020 calendar!


Young Artists' Competition 2019

The Young Artist Awards were presented at the opening of the Perthshire Art Association's Annual exhibition on 7th November at the Perth Museum and Art Gallery.   The event was well supported by Perth Kinnoull rotarians.  (More)

The Battle of Dupplin Moor

Bob Hands, on right, who visited us on Tue 29th October, pictured with Vice President Chris Kirk who he has known for many years. He described in detail the build-up and the action in the Battle of Dupplin Moor in 1332 with a most interesting illustrated presentation which prompted many questions from those present.  Past President Gillian Marsh proposed the vote of thanks.


Scatter week visit to Auchterarder Club

On 24 October Douglas Sinclair and Frank Muirden,  armed with calendars, visited the Rotary Club of Auchterarder who met in the local golf club.  As expected they received a warm welcome from the Senior Vice-President Dot White and members who total 21 in number.   Two members from the Crieff Club joined them at the top table as they too were on a scatter week visit.

Douglas is well known to the Auchterarder membership resulting in 13 calendar sales – good result.   The new Chief Executive of Perth & Kinross was scheduled to give a talk that evening but called off due to business commitments resulting in a most interesting talk on the South American Country of Columbia delivered by club member Stewart Combe .

Photograph (left to right) shows George Penny (Crieff) Douglas Sinclair, Senior President Dot White (Auchterarder), Frank Muirden and Frank Strang (Crieff).   By way of interest the latter’s wife previously struck gold by winning £1,000 in our lottery calendar draw.

Submitted by Frank Muirden.

STAR (Siblings Reunited)


Karen Morrison who visited the Rotary Club of Perth Kinnoull in May this year, returned on 1st October to collect a cheque for £1,500 on behalf of STAR (Siblings Reunited) from Gillian Marsh, last year’s President.

STAR reunites Brothers and Sisters separated in the care system, through adoption or Kinship care by providing the opportunity for quality and regular Sibling contact. Run from its unique farmland setting it provides a safe, fun and exhilarating learning environment where children can foster emotional bonds and help overcome the trauma associated with being separated from their siblings in a natural, calming and fun environment.

Stephen Leckie (centre) is accompanied by President Ian and  host for the evening, Brian Raine. More here.

Hospital Radio's John Watson (centre) pictured with President Ian E Brown and host for the evening Rotarian Kevin Hayes.

Lt Col Andy Middlemiss on right, with his brother Paul and host Rotarian Brian Raine.   The map shows the town of Arnhem and the landing areas and drop zones used during the ill-fated battle for the bridges over the Lower Rhine in September 1944. More here.


More here.


Chris receiving his trophy from Malcolm Cordwell-Smith, co-organiser of the 2019 Scottish Rotary Fly Fishing Championship.  More.

2019 RYLA participants Finlay Mortimer and Katie Grant pictured with Youth Convenor Steve Fairlie (right) and President Ian E Brown.  More.

Suzanne Milne collects a cheque for £500 to assist Attica Human Support, a charity she supports in Lesbos.

Tricia Robertson, Sales Manager at Perth Racecourse, with President Ian and her host John Cormack





Founder Members

Founder members of the club are pictured on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of its formation. (Left to right) Douglas Sinclair, Ian Stevenson, Eddie Anderson, Bob Reid, Iain Brown, Brian Raine.   Michael Thomson, another co-founder, was unable to attend the evening.


Weekly Meetings 

We meet every Tuesday evening in the Royal George Hotel on Tay Street at 6.15 pm. Visiting Rotarians are always very welcome. If you are in town, do come along and enjoy our fellowship.

The programme of forthcoming meetings can be viewed here.


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