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

 

Welcome to the new-look Women Together magazine It's full of insider news, great features and useful tips - the new issue is now available.  ****NOTE**** There was a production error and the current issue is in fact the December issue.  The correct issue for January will be with members soon.

If you don't currently receive the magazine but would like to order your copy for £2 plus P&P or subscribe to keep up to date with SWI news and enjoy reading a variety of features please email: subscriptions@theswi.org.uk for further information.

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

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

 

 

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.


SWI 30th National Conference - Saturday 4th September 2021

 

Theme: "Getting Back, Standing Strong Together”

The SWI 30th Triennial National Conference will be held in Perth Concert Hall, Perth, from 10.30am to approximately 4.45pm on Saturday 4th September 2021. It is hoped that all Institutes will be represented.   The National Conference is SWI's largest gathering and will have an interesting programme, with guest speakers and lively discussion.   Motions, and other matters of concern, will be debated by Voting Delegates on behalf of their institutes.  Further information has been sent to Federation Secretaries.   Additional information on the programme will available in due course. 

All registration forms should be sent to Headquarters no later than Friday 6th August 2021 with the registration fee of £25.  The registration and motions  forms can be downloaded below:

 Visiting Members Registration Form

Voting Delegates Registration Form

Motions Form

 

 


MEMBERSHIP LEVIES

We are all aware that since Lockdown began in mid March, members have been unable to attend meetings face to face, which is after all the main reason for being an SWI member.

The new Board “met” online and have agreed:

  1. To reduce the proposed levy for the coming year by 50% to £12.50 - this to be collected in by Institutes for the 2020/21 session and due by Federations to Headquarters by 1st November 2021.
  2. The 2021/22 levy will be reviewed at a later date. Discussions are taking place about the timing of levy collection and members will have the opportunity to comment.

 


2021 SWI DIARY AND CALENDAR

The SWI 2021 Diary and Calendar can now be purchased for £5 each plus postage via the  SWI Online Shop or by emailing financeadmin@theswi.org.uk 


COVID-19 MEETING GUIDANCE

SWI has produced guidance in relation to Covid-19 for Federations and Institutes. Please note, this guidance changes as Scottish Government advice changes and is appropriate at this current time.

Meeting Guidance

Cleaning and Disinfection

 


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.

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