Stornoway Rotary Club

The Club was chartered in April 1959. The Rotary Club of Dingwall is our Mother Club and in turn we are the Mother Club of the Rotary Club of Portree.

In 1957 suggestions were made by members of the Dingwall Rotary Club that a club be formed in Stornoway. By 1959 there were 25 members ready to establish the Rotary Club of Stornoway with the territorial limits of the parishes of Stornoway, Barvas, Uig and Lochs.

By 1988 two ex-Stornoway members living in Skye were ready with the help of the Stornoway Club to form the Rotary club of Portree and District.

Founder Members
Rotary Club of Stornoway Founder Members

The Rotary year is from the 1st of July until the 30th June.

Our Club meets for lunch in the Caladh Inn Hotel every Tuesday at 12.30 for 1pm with the first Tuesday of every month being an evening meal meeting at 5.30pm for 5.45pm start.

Visitors and guests welcome.


Scotland is divided into three Rotary districts. Stornoway Rotary Club is a member of district 1010. There are 77 Clubs in District 1010 with over 3,000 members. The District Governor and members of District Council provide guidance and help to Clubs when required. The other two Districts in Scotland are 1020 covering the South-East, and 1030 covering the South-West.

Rotary International

Rotary International was started in Chicago in 1905 by Paul Harris. By 1914 eight clubs had been formed in Great Britain. There are now over 29,000 clubs and at least 1.2 million members all over the world.

The object of Rotary is to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise and, in particular to encourage and foster:

First: The development of acquaintance as an opportunity for service;

Second: High ethical standards in business and the professions, the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations, and the dignifying of each Rotarian's occupation as an opportunity to serve society;

Third: The application of the ideal of service in each Rotarian's personal, business and community life;

Fourth: The advancement of international understanding, goodwill, and peace through a world fellowship of business and professional persons united in the ideal of service.

The 4-Way Test

Created in 1932 by Rotarian Herbert J. Taylor, the 4·Way Test was adopted by Rotary in 1943 and is one of the most widely printed and quoted statements of business ethics in the world.

"Of the things we think, say or do: 1. Is it the truth? 2. Is it fair to all concerned? 3. Will it build goodwill and better friendship? 4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?"

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