Fun & Friendship

Where do we meet?

Nairn Inner Wheel is part of Inner Wheel District 1, and we meet at the Golf View Hotel, Nairn IV12 4HD
Meetings are held at 7pm on the third Wednesday of the month.   No formal meetings are held in July & August but coffee mornings, fundraising and social events continue throughout the year.

Our Club 

Nairn Inner Wheel was chartered in 1958 and have just celebrated our 65th anniversary.  We currently have 27 members.  We enjoy regular walks and outings as well as fundraising for local and international projects and form ad hoc craft groups for special projects – knitting squares to be made into blankets for Ethiopia.  Our club has a thriving book group which has been running for several years.  Currently we have twelve members and meet every six weeks. We have a Facebook page also –

Nairn Inner Wheel | Facebook

Our Area

The Royal Burgh of Nairn is a small town and resort set in the Moray Firth about sixteen miles east of Inverness.  It is reputed to be one of the sunniest and driest places in Scotland and has the added benefit of no midges!  With excellent beaches and two championship golf courses, the town attracts holidaymakers and golfers, many from overseas.  During the summer months events such as the Book and Arts Festival, the Highland Games and the Farmers’ Show are popular with both local people and visitors.
Along with beautiful scenery, there are places of interest nearby such as Brodie and Cawdor Castles, the Culloden Battlefield and Fort George,  The Cairngorms National Park Is further away but is still easily accessible being within an hour’s drive from the town.

Yachts shelter in Nairn harbour.

Sunrise at Nairn Beach – absolutely stunning!

Picture Competition – WINNER!

This magnigficent photo of a Highland Coo is this year’s winner of the Picture Competition.  A very worthy winner and so representative of District 1. Well done to Sheelagh Southwell – the picture is on the front cover of our latest Association magazine.  All entries can be viewed in a gallery/post at bottom of page. 

Christmas Meeting 

At our Christmas meeting, Fiona McInnes, one of our members who is a florist, demonstrated Christmas floral art and inspired us to have a go. She made four different, very attractive decorations three of which were awarded to members as raffle prizes.  

Day Out to Plockton

 On 3rd September,  11 members of our club and two guests had a most enjoyable day out at the beautiful village of Plockton where our President, Dorothy Pearson, owns a hotel.  Having had refreshments on arrival, we just had time to visit a little craft fair before an excellent lunch at the hotel.  A boat trip followed with wonderful views of seals nonchalantly lazing on rocks.  For some of us, a scenic walk in the hills above the village ended our trip for which we owe Dorothy a huge thank you. Here we are looking very cheerful – but somewhat dishevelled after our boat trip

Club President

Nairn President  2023 – 24
Dorothy Pearson

Committee Members

President – Dorothy Pearson
Vice President – Ellen Maxwelll
Secretary – Sheelagh Southwell
Treasurer – Theresa James
International – Jenny Stagg
Club Correspondent – Sheila Brodie
Membership & Development – Dorothy Pearson
Health & Safety – Mardie Fraser
Committee members – Alison Hart; Haeseoun Grant

District Chairman’s visit

District Chairman Annetta visited the club in September – seen here with President Dorothy & Club members

100 for 100 

As part of the 100 for 100 challenges the club collected mince pies and food for theoir food bank donating this on Inner Wheel Day.


Braving the elements in February

An evening walk in the rain!

65th Birthday Lunch 

This was celebrated on 17th May 2023, when we welcomed eight members from Inverness and five from Banff. There was a very friendly atmosphere and tables looked attractive with beautiful spring flowers arranged by Angela Mackay.  Our speaker was Karen Collins from Naturally Useful.  Karen is very enthusiastic about her venture  which uses locally produced materials such as willow, wool and plant dyes, to produce baskets, bags, rugs and even coffins!  All products are sustainable and even the heating of the barn/studio is 100% eco friendly with many crafters sharing ideas and methods.

Some pictures of the assembled company at the Birthday Meeeting – our newest member Jenny Stagg cuts the cake

Club members with Heather

Club members enjoyed having Heather Sheerin, Association Vice President,  from Inverness as their speaker in the autumn

Other Projects


Eradicating Fistula  –  We have just sent the six blankets below off to Hamlin Fistula, a UK charity dedicated to the treatment and prevention of serious childbirth injuries in Ethiopia.

Another project involves knitting baby hats to give to every new mother in Raigmore Hospital.

Club members enjoyed fund raising at the local Christmas Market.  

Book Group 

Our book group is a popular part of Nairn Inner Wheel.  Currently we have fourteen members who attend regularly.  We meet every six weeks (to give us time to read other books between meetings) and have read a wide variety of books, which  provide us with plenty of topics for discussion.  Our meetings inevitably conclude with tea, cake and conversation – a social occasion enjoyed by everyone.


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