Inner Wheel District 1 is the most northern of the 29 Districts that make up the Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in GB&I. It covers most of the north and east of Scotland. There are 23 clubs in the District with around 620 members. All clubs have a formal meeting each month with social and fund raising activities during the month. None of the clubs meet formally in July and August.


A message from our  District Chairman,  Mary Berstan

They say all things come to those who wait. And we have certainly waited: waited for jabs, waited to see family and friends and we are still waiting to hear when we can meet face-to-face in our clubs to share in the fun and fellowship of Inner Wheel.

But waiting has a positive side as well; waiting for the right moment to contact someone who simply needs to speak; waiting for the right words to express what we are thinking; and allowing time to reflect and plan ahead – and change everything to suit the changing times.

 So, I have been planning what I should write here!

I’ve enjoyed my 12 years as a member in my own club at Banff and as a “volunteer” at District Level.   I look forward to my year as District Chair and hope during my term of office that together we can enjoy the service, fun and fellowship we have come to expect from Inner Wheel.

All of us in Inner Wheel are volunteers and there is no such expression as “just a member” because without enthusiastic members no organisation can survive.  So,to all those who think of themselves as “just a member” remember that we are all in this together and no member is less important than any other and together we can achieve so much more.

Yours in Friendship,            






                           District Chairman Mary, together with  the District Executive and all members of Inner Wheel District 1                                                             wish to send huge congratulations to our member Trish Douglas of the Montrose Club                                                     on being elected International Inner Wheel  Vice Chairman for 2022-23. 

         A truly wonderful achievement and a job she will do so well, leading to GB&I being centre stage for the next      International IW Convention in Manchester in our centenary year, 2024.

Fabulous news, Trish - we are all so proud of you! 



District Meeting 5th March 2022 - Aberdeen Altens Hotel 


 A warm welcome awaited the 50 delegates/members at our 1st  face to face District Meeting in 2 years

Pic  :  District Chairman Mary Berstan, speaker Angela Veitch and stewards from Aberdeen IW  

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 The delegates get ready for a lively afternoon's meeting 


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Some more "weel kent" faces 


  District Chairman Mary's chosen charity this year is CHILDLINE  ~

which offers a free, confidential telephone counselling service for children and young people.   CHILDLINE SCOTLAND aims to protect children who are at risk of harm and to help children resolve or alleviate their problems or worries.

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How lucky were we to have the founder of the charity, Dame Esther Rantzen  speak to us at our District Assembly in August. 



  Association President Betty Roberts President Betty1

Association President Betty's chosen charity this year is the


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Betty has set a walking challenge to us all and you can read all about Betty's adventures as she tours around the country this year in a monthly blog called Teddie's Tales - Betty is seen with Teddy above. Recently Teddy travelled to Stirling to meet up with the ladies of our Stirling club.  Her exploits are shared in the February Edition of Teddies Tales.   

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District International Service Organiser, Muriel Irving

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Muriel has nominated the BUTTERFLY TREE as our International Charity this year. 

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Founded in 2006, the Butterfly Tree ity  supports orphans and rural communities in Zambia decimated by the HIV & AIDS pandemic.   



                    Gradually over the  year more and more real meetings have been able to take place  firstly in gardens and parks                                    and now we are able to meet up again face to face 

Here  are a few of the summer gatherings and activities as we came out of lockdown. 

  Canva Collage Coming Out of Lockdown 


69th District I Rally 

20th May 2021

1st Virtual Rally

hosted by the Inner Wheel of Stirling   


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District Magazine

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