Topics

Blog

President's Newsletter - October

Dear Fellow Member, Our #SWIbacktogether week was a resounding success with many Institutes around Scotland meeting up for the first time since March, 2020. The Rural Rambles have also been well supported. Our online talks were attended by large numbers of members and friends and I hope that many ladies, having seen what we do, will join our great organisation. Most of the talks are available on…


President's Summer Newsletter

I have been delighted to see some Institutes having meetings outside recently. It is so good to meet in person again after such a difficult and worrying time. Although there may be more restrictions ahead, we can currently meet up in limited numbers. Unfortunately, we are unable to hold our Triennial Conference in September this year but hope to have a combined Conference and AGM on 30th April, 2022…


President's Newsletter June 2021

Dear Fellow Member, We had our second Virtual AGM and I was pleased to see that we had even more members attend this year. When we held our AGM last August none of us expected that we would still be meeting virtually in May, 2021. Zoom has allowed me to join meetings around Scotland and hear some interesting and talented speakers but I still hope to be able to join “real” meetings soon! With a view…


President's Newsletter April 2021

Dear Fellow Member Last week brought news of the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. Sincere condolences have been sent to Her Majesty the Queen and all the Royal Family. The virtual “Variations on a Theme” competition on 10th April was a great success. There were 10 teams who took us on 10 very different journeys by way of prose and poetry. The winning team was Dumfriesshire…


President's Newsletter March 2021

Dear fellow member, We are now well into March and there are positive signs around us. The first Spring flowers are blooming, the days are stretching and hopefully restrictions may soon be reduced. We had a tremendous response to the photography competition with over 250 photographs being submitted by 88 competitors. The judge chose the 6 best photographs in each section and an overall winner which…


President's Newsletter February 2021

Dear Member Since I last wrote to you, many of us have received at least the first dose of the Covid 19 vaccine. I hope that this is the first step towards a return to a more “normal” and sociable life. Although the weather has been so cold and snow has fallen heavily in some areas, the SWI committees are still meeting regularly. In fact, we have had more committee meetings than in “normal” years!…


President's Newsletter - January 2021

Happy New Year! We have all weathered the storm that was 2020 and can now look forward to better times ahead in 2021 with the Covid 19 vaccine roll out under way. We now have SWI Face masks in the online shop ready for meetings to begin! We are holding the “Variations on a Theme” competition virtually on Saturday, 10th April and I am looking forward to hearing the teams’ programmes on the theme of…


NFWI FACE MASK GUIDES AND PATTERN - UPDATED

For members that are interested in making their own face masks, the NFWI have shared their guides and patterns with us for our members to use.


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 paid dividends for my art school contemporaries who were regularly treated to my delicious, yet economical, banquets! Travel has since provided the stimulus for…


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 a surprise to learn that the woman behind a gourmet range of treats adored by pets is allergic to dogs. But with a desire to create a healthier version…