Banchory Rotarians give £2000 to charity

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The main business of the meeting of the Rotary Club of Banchory-Ternan on December 14 was concerned with handing over a cheque for £2000 to Mr Colin Wilson, the chairman of the Riding for the Disabled Deeside group.

In thanking the club for their generous financial support to this important local organisation, Mr Wilson confirmed that the Inchmarlo Golf Centre would once more be available to Banchory Rotary for its annual charity golf event in August 2012.

The charity golf event is one of the major annual fundraising events run by the club.

The cheque presentation was followed by a most interesting talk on The Mither Kirk project in Aberdeen, by local Rotarian Colin Sutherland.

After a career of 40 years of service at Management level in national construction companies, on his retirement Colin became the Client Project manager for this important project.

During the excavation work very important historical evidence of Aberdeen’s history was uncovered, extending as far back as the 10th century.

This resulted in the commencement of the largest single Archaeological digs in Europe taking place, centred in Aberdeen.

The vote of thanks was given by PP Bill Burr who thanked the speaker for a talk which was not only very informative but which resulted in an extensive question time by his interested audience.