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!
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.
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 >
Welcome to the Scottish Women's Institute; an organisation dedicated to friendship, learning, skill-sharing and, of course, having fun.
Women Together is your monthly magazine, full of exciting news from around the country.
Learn about events, competitions, interesting features, Federation and Institute updates, Headquarter news plus browse our images showcasing monthly activities.
We welcome all members to contribute with their own images, articles and news. Simply email Liz our editor at email@example.com.
FEBRUARY ISSUE NOW PUBLISHED
In this month's magazine
> Weird Fish Spring Fashions
> Hidden Gem Day Trips in England
> Make an Adaptable Aqua Themed Tray
> Managing the Menopause Naturally
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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 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.