Fun & Friendship

Where do we meet?

Forfar Inner Wheel is part of Inner Wheel District 1, and we meet at the Royal Hotel, Castle Street, Forfar  DD8 3AE.  Meetings are held at 6.45pm for 7pm on the third Wednesday of most months. As a trial this year the January and February meetings will be at lunch time  – 12.30pm for 1pm.  The December meeting is to be replaced by an outing for club members.  No formal meetings are held in July & August but coffee mornings, fundraising and social events continue throughout the year.

Our Club 

Forfar is amongst the oldest clubs in our District.  Chartered in 1950 we celebrated our 70th Birthday in February 2020.  We currently have 31 members.  As well as the monthly meetings members enjoy coffee mornings in each others’  homes.  A  regular newsletter is sent out after each meeting  and we particularly enjoy raising funds for local and international projects. A highlight each year is our theatre trip to Pitlochry in the summer.  

Our Town – Forfar

Forfar is the county town of Angus and is the administrative centre of Angus Council with a Sheriff Court. The population is over 16000.  Known in the past for production of linen & jute, this has been replaced by polypropylene manufacture, Strathmore water and Ramsay ladders, in recent times.  It is well known for locally produced Forfar Bridies & also Forfar Athletic Football Club.

The town is surrounded by rich farmland in the Vale of Strathmore.  Another attractive feature is Forfar Loch Country Park, used for walking, the Park Run and the location of local rugby, cricket and sailing clubs.  The Angus Glens are close by for more serious hillwalking.  Close by is Glamis Castle the childhood home of the Queen Mother and birthplace of Princess Margaret – see pic below.  Forfar is easily accessed both from north and south by the A90 so Dundee & Aberdeen are within easy reach.

Glamis Castle

Christmas Carol Singing

On the week before Christmas, ladies from the club visited Lochbank Care Home for their annual afternoon of singing carols.  

Christmas Cheer 

Our Christmas get together was held at the Lands of Loyal Hotel in Alyth, with members enjoying a sumptuous Afternoon Tea.  


Many hands make light work & this was certainly the case when a group of members tackled some “secret” craft projects recently – all to be revealed later!!!!

ISO’s Coffee Morning

Our club held a very successful coffee morning at the home of our International Service Organiser, Mavis Ogilvie in November. Over £500 was raised from donations and a raffle. This is to be sent to Ukraine for humanitarian aid. 

Inner Wheel Rose

A Margaretta Golding Rose has been planted in the Forfar Open Garden in celebration of Inner Wheel’s Centenary

Our rose in bloom – August 2023

Club President

Forfar Inner Wheel President  2023 – 24
Kate McFarlane

Committee Members

President – Kate McFarlane
Vice President – Susan Oliphant
Secretary – Susan Oliphant
Treasurer – Lynda Stobbs
International – Mavis Ogilvie
Entertainment/Welfare – Mary White
Programme – Lynda Stobbs
Club Correspondent – Lynne Tasker
Additional committee members – Agnes Mackay; Christine Stewart; Jean Hale

New Members

Three new members were inducted in Novemeber –  Lesley Ducat, Marjorie Kerr & Margaret Nesbitt.  And in February they were joined by Diane Roy.  A very warm welcome to you all.

100 for 100

President Kate has pledged to complete 100 turns of her hula hoop on 100 days!  Way to go Kate!

District Editor Jean  has posted 100 times on the District 1 Facebook page – donation to MS Scotland

Past District Chairman, Agnes Mackay, has contacted over 100 musicians while organising the recent concerts and rehearsals of the Tayside Symphony Orchestra.

Our ISO Mavis Ogilvie provided all members with some Easter goodies to augment our March meeting. Mavis wanted to thank the members for all their support for her ISO projects & fundraising Thank you Mavis for your thoughfulness, for the eggs & lovely raffle. What a novel idea – and well over 100 items shared with our members.
Pic shows Mavis (right) with President Kate & some of the Easter themed items

Cake & Carols  

Our thanks to Ruth Napier for inviting all members to an afternoon of cake & traditional carols around the piano in her home – thanks to Margaret Reid for accompanying us!  


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

Inner Wheel Day 

To celebrate our Centenary on Inner Wheel Day, the club placed advertisements on the digital display boards outside the Reid Hall – 2 versions! 

Club members most generously donated 175 items for our local Lowson Foor Project &  were invited along on January 10th on a visit & to deliver the goods!

Chocolate Tombola 

A chololate tombola stall was held at our local farmers market – great fun morning – with £235 raised for local good causes.  Another 100 for 100!

Congratulations Annetta  

We are delighted that Anneta Anderson, a member of our club, is the new District Chairman.  Good luck for your year of office – we are all there to support you in this our centenary year.  Pic. shows Annetta with members of the club who attended the recent Rally & who presented Annetta with these  flowers.  

At our Club Meeting and AGM in June , District Chairman Annetta presented Jean with her District Vice Chairman’s bar.  

District Chairman’s visit

Members were delighted to give a very warm welcome to Annetta Anderson, one of the club’s own members, who is District Chairman this year. Annetta spoke of her chosen charity for the year – MS Scotland and how District and Association will celebrate the centenary of Inner Wheel this year. Pics of President Kate & Annetta & above all club members 

The Forfar Witches

Our speaker in November was Shaun Wilson, who  delivered an excellent talk on the “Forfar Witch Trials.” These trials took place between 1661 -1663 and involved over 40 of the town’s inhabitants who were imprisoned and tortured on suspicion of witchcraft. 22 women were found guilty of the crime and executed over the three year period.  We were joined by 14 members of Forfar Tangent Club and a great evening of friendship was had by all.  Pictured: Marjory Kerr Tangent President, Shaun Wilson & President Kate.

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