Rotary Club of Aboyne & Upper Deeside

26th August 2020

’The Lockdown Beard’ fundraising is doing incredibly well – as we are now at over £1400 on the fundraising page and there have been cash donations as well so we are getting closer to our £2000 target!!!


If you are interested, see what Aboyne Primary School has already managed to do on our Facebook page – AMAZINGLY WELL DONE TO ALL AT ABOYNE!!!!

’The Beard’ has been coloured by Aimee at AimeeChristina Hair Salon in Aboyne Station Square – FREE of charge – THANK YOU Aimee!!

I was hoping that you will all agree that our children deserve ALL THE HELP POSSIBLE during Covid-19 and so I am asking for one more push for you all to share this fund raising effort with all your friends and family in the hope that we get a few more pounds donated!

You can either go to our Fundraising website by clicking on ’The Beard’ on the Aboyne and Upper Deeside Rotary Facebook page – it will automatically redirect you, or alternatively you can go direct to the Fundraising website as follows:-




10th May 2018

Photography prizes presented

Thank you to everyone who submitted entries for the Rotary Photography Competition 2018 theme of “New Life”. We had a record number of entries in the S1-3 section. Congratulations to the winners:


1st prize – Andrea Yeats (2M3)                           2nd prize – Erika Gilbert (1L2)                      3rd prize – Ceder Geertse (2C2)

Highly commended – Finlay Jenkins (1M2)


Only two pupils entered in the S4-6 section. The entries from one pupil did not meet the criteria of the judges theme.

The judges decided that all 3 photos submitted by Elizabeth Batchelor (4L2) were excellent and she was awarded 1st, 2nd and 3rd place! Well done Elizabeth.

President of Rotary Club of Aboyne and Upper Deeside Diane Fyffe and Alistair Tong (Youth Service) came to present the prizes.

30th October 2017
We were delighted this morning when Diane Fyffe from Aboyne and Upper Deeside Rotary Club handed over a cheque for £4,051.94 to Head Teacher, Lorraine Scott, supported by some of her hard working pupils.  This was all funded by the Silent Auction in September.  Thanks again to all those who donated, both individuals and local businesses and everyone who attended a very pleasant evening.  They also donated a cheque for just over £1,000 to Friends of Aboyne Hospital.

2017-10-30 Silent Auction cheque handover


22nd December 2016

Rotary Thanks Locals for their Generosity

The Rotary Club of Aboyne and Upper Deeside are hugely grateful to local people for helping them to raise funds for people in need. This has been especially important during 2016 following the disastrous flooding this time last year. We were genuinely humbled by local and UK wide support for our dedicated Flood Fund which raised over £87,000 to help people who had been flooded out. The Fund also supports community projects to help regeneration after the floods and improve resilience.

The Rotary Club, as all Rotary Clubs throughout the UK and around the world, exists to serve communities. This involves helping to raise funds and provide other support for local good causes and international charities. The Club also supports young people, including sponsorship of educational and personal development and sport, working closely with Aboyne Academy and local primary schools. These efforts continued during the year in addition to the operation of the Flood Fund.

As last year, Aboyne and Ballater Co-op staff kindly supported Rotarians to offer bag packing to shoppers in the run up to Christmas and Hogmanay. Many thanks to them and all the generous people who donated.

2016-12 Bag Pack Co-op