Welcome

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!

YOUR MAGAZINE. YOUR NEWS.

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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  • Keep up to date with all latest SWI news from around the country
  • Never miss an issue!

Learn about events, competitions, interesting features, Federation and Institute updates, Headquarter news plus browse our images showcasing monthly activities.

MAY ISSUE NOW AVAILABLE !
In this month's magazine

> Exclusive Interview With Jackie Brambles
> Let's Get Dancing!
> & Much More

We welcome all members to contribute with their own images, articles and news. Simply email Liz our editor at magazine@theswi.org.uk.

Advertise in Women Together

Reach around 17,000 women throughout Scotland by advertising in  Women Together, the monthly magazine of the SWI.
Reasonable rates and special discounts.

Why Advertise?
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 magazine@theswi.org.uk for further information and a complimentary copy of the magazine.

Rates
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.

Women Together Wants Your Features!

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, magazine@theswi.org.uk, 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.


MEMBERS AREA NOW LIVE

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 hello@theswi.org.uk 

 

 


SWI GROUP WORKSHOP FOR NEW STARTUP GROUPS

Our productive group workshop held on 23rd April 2016 with the aim of enabling new groups to assimilate smoothly into the SWI.

  
 

 

  


Find Your Local Institute

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.

FIND YOUR LOCAL INSTITUTE WITH OUR EASY TO USE POSTCODE FINDER >


JOIN US AND BE INSPIRED

Why Join? Well, why not?

  • Be part of a nationwide group of women all with the same vision and passion for sharing and learning skills
  • Learn a new craft or skill in a sociable and welcoming environment local to you
  • Meet women with similar interests on a regular basis
  • Take part in social events and arts and craft competitions
  • Campaign on issues that matter to you and your community 

 

JOIN THE SWI TODAY >

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*


WHAT'S ON?

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 >

Also keep up-to-date on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter !


A time of change

Welcome to the Scottish Women's Institute; an organisation dedicated to friendship, learning, skill-sharing and, of course, having fun.

 


Scottish Natural Heritage Would Like Your Help...

We have attracted the attention of Scottish Natural Heritage, to help them with some research!

Elli Carlisle, Local Landscapes Officer for Scottish Natural Heritage, is collating a record of projects which have been undertaken (no matter how large or small) relating to the landscape of Scotland. Specifically, relating to how nature, history and culture have shaped it and how we continue to shape it and use it. The projects could be research based or more practical in nature and very localised, even down to a single park, or relevant to a much larger area.

Elli welcomes any information from institutes and members who have been involved in any previous projects, as the aim is to gather information about any past, current or future projects so the Scottish Natural Heritage and our partners in this work can  enable more to happen.

Please send your infomation to Ellie Carlisle, Local Landscapes Officer, Scottish Natural Heritage by email.