News from Allander Rotary Club

winners of the primary schools quiz with Rotarians
winners of the primary schools quiz with Rotarians

Two young musicians sponsored by Allander Rotary Club appeared in the UK national final of Rotary Young Musician in Truro recently.

Pianist Penny Watson and singer Magnus Walker, both pupils at Douglas Academy in Milngavie, who had previously won

through the district and regional stages of the competition competed against instrumentalists and singers from the seven other Rotary regions from across Great Britain and Ireland in the final.

They both performed admirably against stiff opposition with Magnus being runner up in the voice section.

Also, The High School of Glasgow Senior team, sponsored by Allander Rotary Club, made it through to The Rotary Youth Speaks UK national final recently, which took place in Maidstone.

They had previously won through the district and regional stages when they gave a strong presentation on the future of the Commonwealth. Although they were not selected as winners, the experience will stand them in good stead for future competitions.

The annual Primary Schools Quiz involving primary schools from across Bearsden and Milngavie was again hosted in Craigdhu Primary School, Milngavie.

In one of the closest competitions in recent years, Milngavie Primary School won through on a tie break and will take part in the District final in June.

Allander Rotary Club made a donation of £200 to Friendship Circle on the occasion of their 20th Birthday.

And progress is being made with the final section of the Clyde Coastal Path which Allander Rotarians have been responsible for and which runs from Erskine Bridge to Milngavie where it joins the West Highland Way.

Details are available on the website

Direction signs are now being erected and the route should be fully signed within the next few weeks.

The Clyde Coastal Path is part of the Firth o’ Clyde Rotary Trail which runs from Mull of Galloway to Milngavie and which in turn forms part of the International Appalachian Trail Scotland (IATS). The first person to

walk IATS is Cotton Joe.