Fun & Friendship

Where do we meet?

Banff Inner Wheel is part of Inner Wheel District 1, and we meet at:  Banff Springs Hotel, Golden Knowes Road, Banff.  AB45 2JE.  Meetings are held at 7.30pm on the last Monday of every month.  No formal meetings are held in July & August but coffee mornings, social and fundraising activities continue throughout the year.


Our Club

Banff Inner wheel was chartered in 1959.    We currently have 20 members.  As well as the monthly meetings members enjoy regular coffee mornings, walks and outings as well as fundraising for local and international projects.

Our Area

Stunning view of Banff

Banff is an attractive seaside town, population around 4000, built between the mouth of the River Deveron and the beautiful sandy beach of Inverboyndie Bay. It was originally a port but now the picturesque harbour is used for pleasure craft. Banff has many interesting historic buildings, particularly Duff House built by William Adam in 1740. Many keen golfers come to play at Duff House Royal, a pristine course developed in the surrounding grounds.
Our members also come from the fishing town of MacDuff, Turriff (famous for the Turra Cow) and the village of Portsoy, which has a renowned boat festival in the summer and was recently used for filming Peeky Blinders!   

Committee Members

President –  Mary Cumming
Secretary – Joyce Millar
Treasurer – Margaret Ritchie
International – Sandra Leith
Club Correspondent – Teresa Ruparelia
Membership & Development – Teresa Ruparelia
Additional Members – Eileen Brown & Auriel Bruce

Blue Light Gala 

 Members preparing pancakes at the Blue Light Gala

Blytheswood Boxes 

The club has also been busy filling boxes for Blytheswood – pic. below is of them being delivered to the depot.  


For more information on Banff Inner Wheel or any of the clubs in District 1 please contact

Club President 

President of Banff Inner Wheel  2023 – 24 
Mary Cumming 

Inner Wheel Day 

On January 10th we held a knitathon in the home of our President – enjoying friuendship & cakes while completing nearly 2 blankets for Ukraine

Birthday Lunch 

A highlight of our year is always our birhtday lunch – held in November. A very funny speaker entertained us all with a selection of headgear and guests included members from our nearby clubs.  A lovely time was had by all.  

Christmas Meeting

Members enjoyed a Christmas Meal together and most gernerously donated lots of fod items for our local food bank – a hilarious time was had trying to fold napkins!  

Fundraising for SCAA

A very successful fundraising lunch was held to raise funds for the Scottish Charity Air Ambulance .  Nigel, a pilot who operates one of the fixed wing planes from Aberdeen with SCAA gave the club a talk in April.  They also operate  2 helicopters.  We were delighted to raise £1500 and President Teresa presented the cheque in Aberdeen at the heliport.

District Chairman’s Visit

A very happy evening was had by all when District Chairman Annetta came to visit in September.  

President Teresa with District Chairman Doris 

She is seen above with club members and below with President Mary Cumming

Annetta had the pleasure of inducting new member Jan Foster

100 for 100 

Well done to members of Banff Inner Wheel who have planted 100 bulbs in the Community Garden where they have already planted Centenary Roses. Great work ladies! 🌹🌹🌹

At the District Rally 

 Mary Cumming with Association President Karen Davies, at the 2023 Rally in Aberdeen 

Donation to RNLI

Two summer lunches, hosted by Monica and Anne, were held to raise finds for the RNLI in memory of Dorothy Gillespie one of our members who sadly passed away this summer.

Treasurer Margaret presents cheque to RNLI

District 1 latest news

Happy Birthday Inverness

Happy Birthday Inverness

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