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Smoked Haddock and Leek Risotto with Poached Egg

By Lindsay Guidi, Home Cook School

A home cook from the youngest possible age, I took inspiration from my mother and grandmother who always believed in involving children in the preparation of family meals. In later years this investment…


Claire’s allergy takes the biscuit!

In this article from a recent issue of Women Together, member Claire Thompson shares the secrets behind her successful gourmet pet treats business. If you'd like to meet inspiring women like Claire in Scotland, join the SWI...

It comes as something of…


I blame my Granny!

By Liz Smith, Greenock-based vintage and homecraft blogger Shortbread and Ginger

I adore vintage china!  My collection started with a few pieces of my Granny's china which no one else wanted after she died.  I took them to display on my Welsh dresser and of course to remind me of her.  But there were gaps on the dresser and they needed to be filled!  Visiting charity shops…


Chairman's Column: Linda Looks to the Future

As I arrived home tonight after spending the day with two of my grandchildren, I realised it was still daylight. Isn’t it nice to see the days drawing out?

The first two months of the year are always a bit quieter for your Office Bearers but there have been a few meetings.…


A Woman’s Work is Never Dull

On International Women's Day, we take a look back at this feature from a previous issue of Women Together that highlights the incredible achievements of women across Scotland. If you'd like to meet inspiring women in your area, why not look for an Institute…


Give yourself some TLC

This article from Breast Cancer Now about the important of regular self-checks appeared in a previous issue of Women Together during our centenary year, when we partenered with the charity. The advice and information, however, remain relevant today...

Read more | Feb 26, 2019


Norman Calder Credits Baking Success to Lessons Learned from SWI Members

In this interview from a past issue of Women Together, Great British Bake Off stalwart Norman Calder shares his memories of the SWI from his childhood and reveals how the lessons he learned from its members have stood the test of time...

The wonderful world of homemade food makes up…


Chairman's Column: Christmas, carols... and birthday cake

I sincerenly hope you have all kept free from the nasty viruses that seem to be around the country. Unfortunately, both I and many members of my family have struggled for quite a few weeks now to shake them off. 

However, nothing dampened our spirits when we travelled to…


Divine Chocolate Valentine’s Tart for Two

In the lead up to Valentine's Day, here's a fantastic recipe from Divine Chocolate that appeared in a previous issue of Women Together. It's the perfect treat to share with your other half this February!

Read more | Feb 08, 2019


It never ceases to amaze me how quickly life can change! – The beginning of The Batch Lady

By Suanne Mullholland, aka The Batch Lady

Eighteen months ago, I had no real email address of my own (sharing a joint one with my husband). I was such a technophobe that the children regularly had to work the tv remote for mummy, and I was sure that my days of dreaming of starting a business were well behind me. Yet in a very short space of time the here I am sitting in…