Banchory is a town in the NE of Scotland, with a population of over 7,500. It is situated 18 miles (29 km) West of Aberdeen on the North bank of the River Dee. Many of the organisations in Banchory are called “Banchory Ternan” after Saint Ternan who established a small monastery in Banchory around 500AD, and is said to have brought a bell to Banchory from Rome. There are good descriptions of the town and its area on the following web sites Visit Banchory, Wikipedia, Undiscovered Scotland.
The word Probus is an abbreviation of the words PROfessional and BUSiness however, membership is not restricted to those two groups. It also embraces former executives of government and other organisations. In fact, anyone who held a position of responsibility during their professional life.
Probus clubs provide an opportunity for retired professionals to attend regular meetings with like-minded people who appreciate similar interests and social standing. They are organisations for active retirees who enjoy the camaraderie that belonging to such a club brings. Each Probus club provides a support network for professionals when they retire, these clubs were initially started for men but over the years has seen steady growth in Ladies and Mixed clubs. The concept of Probus was born in the UK and has grown to be a huge success worldwide.
The Banchory Ternan Probus Club is a combined men’s and ladies social club for the retired and semi-retired. It was originally established in September 1989. Our members reside in NE Scotland, principally Banchory but also Aberdeen, Stonehaven and the Deeside communities.
We are a friendly group and welcome enquiries from anyone who meets the above criteria. Members are asked to pay a modest annual subscription and are encouraged to invite potential new members as guests for a meeting or two so that they may find out about us before they join. Each meeting includes a presentation and our speakers present on a wide variety of topics including public health, geography/geology, history, and sciences. We have an annual outing to somewhere interesting in the area and twice a year stay on after the meeting for lunch.
There are two active walking groups and a third, less active, one. The first meets fortnightly for a full day in the hills and aims to walk between 8 and 12 miles. The second is for those who find such activity a bit too much and meets weekly for a morning walk of 4 to 6 miles. The third is for those who have hung up their boots, and meets weekly in a local hostelry for coffee and tea to recount past glories and put the world in order.
We meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month (except July and August) at 10am for a social gathering before the formal meeting starts at 10:30 which includes a guest speaker presenting a topic of interest. These talks are often thought provoking and always informative.
The Royal British Legion,
Ravenswood Country Club,
25 Ramsay Rd,
Banchory AB31 5TS