Welcome to the Scottish Women’s Institutes. Scotland’s leading member based organisation created by women in 1917, designed to bring women together, with a vision to welcome every woman in Scotland to join us.
We are here to educate, to share, to campaign, to learn, to socialise, to build a community and of course, to have fun.
From life skills and arts and crafts to raising awareness of current affairs affecting women and helping inform government issues, the SWI is proud of its heritage and our future vision.
Be part of the SWI. Join us to learn how to make that perfect scone… and a bit more too!
Subscribe to the SWI monthly magazine for only £1.50 per issue
Like to recieve your copy? Call us on 0131 225 1724 or email to find out more and to be added to our subscription list.
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Learn about events, competitions, interesting features, Federation and Institute updates, Headquarter news plus browse our images showcasing monthly activities.
AUGUST ISSUE NOW AVAILABLE !
In this month's magazine
> Exclusive interview with Carole Baxter
> Read about one member's mission to create 300 unique dolls
> The 'RuralOlympics' - let's go for Gold!
> Members test the top Gingerbread brands
> Competition, reader offer, book reviews, member news and more
We welcome all members to contribute with their own images, articles and news. Simply email email@example.com.
Reach around 17,000 women throughout Scotland by advertising in Women Together, the monthly magazine of the SWI.
Reasonable rates and special discounts.
The SWI has around 17,000 members throughout Scotland. Most are 50+, often with rural backgrounds and interests. However, an increasing number of younger, urban based women, are now joining the organisation.
To reflect the needs of a new, younger readership, the magazine has recently been relaunched in a new A4 format with features on Beauty, Fashion, Food and Drink and Women’s Issues, as well as national updates and news from groups around the country.
Our advertising rates have been frozen at A5 prices until May 2016. So, you get twice the size for the same price!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and a complimentary copy of the magazine.
Full page £347; half page £174; quarter page £100; eighth page £65 (not inc VAT).
If you are an SWI member or a registered charity you receive 20% discount.
Reduced rates for serial ads and a free editorial with 3 consecutive ads.
We welcome contributions from external writers.
We’re looking for features on a wide range of subjects including crafts, food and drink, women’s issues, travel, health, lifestyle and general interest. If you can supply high resolution, good quality photographs as well that would be a bonus! Length should be between 600 and 1200 words – and currently we’re particularly looking for longer articles. Fee negotiable.
Please send all copy to The Editor, email@example.com, or SWI, 42 Heriot Row, Edinburgh EH3 6ES. Copy deadlines are the 26th of each month, eg 26 January for the March issue (out end of February).
Material submitted should be original. Although great care is taken with everything submitted, Women Together is not responsible for any loss or damage which may occur.
We are 100 years young next year and as part of our centenary year we will be hosting The SWI Centenary Exhibition of Arts and Crafts.
This will take place Wednesday 5th April to Tuesday 18th April 2017 inclusive.
Opening Times 10am - 4.30pm every day.
The Royal Scots Club, 29 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE and SWI Headquarters at 42 Heriot Row, Edinburgh, EH3 6ES
Futher details on prices etc. will be issued in due course.
50% Discount on registration for SWI members
Enter discount code "SWIKnits" on website registration page at www.lochnessknitfest.com
Special SWI KnitFest package includes
This package is available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling Visit Inverness Loch Ness on 01463 219219
The SWI Online Members Area is now ready for you.
If you are already a member and registered to the website, simply login using your unique username and password. Or if you are a SWI member, but not registered to the website as yet, you can do that just now, it only takes a few minutes. Register here >
The Members Area is here to add content to and we encourage our members to contribute. Simply submit to email@example.com
Why Join? Well, why not?
Only £30 one off initial fee for all new members who join online. And you will receive a free copy of our magazine each month*
Every week, every month and every year, we have a wide range of exciting events and activites that take place throughout Scotland.
These can be arranged at National level, Federation level or locally at Institute level.
View our Events Diary for a list of our forthcoming events >
We would love to welcome new members to any of our institutes so you can come along, enjoy the atmosphere, discover more about what we do, then select the institute that suits you best. You can join an institute for a small fee (approx £20-£35) per year and enjoy all the benefits of being a member.