2024 NEWS

February 26th – 


                 Alec Nicol and Arthur Grainger from Shire Radio received the small grant award for £200. They both provided us with an update on the Radio programs and the Lanarkshire web pages.


The web pages are now covering every village in North and South Lanarkshire which is incredible. They are receiving great numbers of visits to the website and providing an amazing amount of information.


Shire media seems to be growing and going from strength to strength.


February 19th – 


                 District Commissioner of Calder District Scouts,

Neil Kelly,  described how the small grant was being used.

Calder District has an area of Woodland, Coltswood, that is owned and operated by Clyde Region.


It is intended to make the area  accessible for evreyone by fitting a new gate instead of a style.  They also intend to create a Blind Trail in the woodland.

photo :  PP Martin Cairney, Neil Kelly and PDG John Barbour

February 5th – 



Two groups who received small grants gave

presentations to the club describing their work

Coatbridge Community Foodbank

Web and Facebook page


photo:  Shelley Wilkie,  PDG John Barbour and Angela Easton



Visiting this evening was

DG Elect Dàibhidh Wallace

meeting youtube video


Crafty Bees

producing all sorts of knitwear for all sorts of needs


photo:  VP John Beever, Lorna Godfrey, Daibhidh Wallace and PP Tom Harrigan


January 29th – 


Two groups who received small grants gave

presentations to the club describing their work

Parkinson Self Help Group

Facebook page

photo: Ian Eadie, Rotarian Stallone and Marylin Murray




meeting youtube video


Hope for Autism (Lanarkshire)


( webpage       facebook )

Derrick, Rotarian John and Gregor

January 27th – 


The Area final of the Young Musician Competition took place in St Andrews Church, Bath Street, Glasgow.


Our Club finalists Ellie and Oliver performed well

and were unlucky not to proceed to the District Final on 

the 18th February.


January 22nd – 

The Club Burns night at the Tudor Hotel, was as usual, an excellent and enjoyable evening.

Willie Devoy, our Burns afficianado, excelled as Master of ceremonies and had us

enthralled with his Tam O’Shanter.


January 15th – 

                           Two groups who received small grants gave presentations to the club describing their work

The Albion Rover Buddies are a group who work with and help Autistic adults.

Eddie Hegarty gave the talk helped by Jacquie Morrice who was present with her son Gordon.



L>R Rotarian Stallone, Eddie Hagerty, VP John, Gordon and Jacquie.




The 1st Battallion of the Boys Brigade Coatbridge were represented by Battalion Secretary Stewart Bone

and Billy Barclay, Captain of the 15th Coatbridge company. They described how the grant would help them try

to grow their membership numbers.


L>R  Stewart Bone , Rotarian Tom Harrigan, VP John Beever and Billy Barclay.

January 11th – 


Presentation of £500 donation to

St Andrew’s Hospice (Airdrie)

in the name of John Jarvie

our former treasurer who received excellent care.

L-R: Lynsey Scobie (Hospice) Margaret Jarvie, SVP John Beever, PP Tom Harrigan

January 4th – 

Sad news to begin 2024

Rotarian John Sheridan has passed away at just 69 years old. He will be deeply missed.