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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…


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 near you?   Today women make up 49% of Scotland’s workforce, and are achieving new level of success at work, even in once male-dominated fields. Careers…


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... Breast Cancer Now’s TLC Campaign Even if you’ve had a mammogram, it is still vital that you check your breasts for any changes and visit your doctor…


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 a big part of Norman Calder’s fondest childhood memories. With his mother a stalwart of the SWRI in his native Banffshire,…


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!   Divine Chocolate Valentine’s Tart for Two Serves 2 Preparation and baking time: 15 - 17 minutes Ingredients 1 pack ready-rolled all butter puff pastry100g Divine 70% Dark Chocolate100ml double…


Nick Nairn's Haggis Tortellini with Mushrooms in a Clear Broth

  With Burns Night fast approaching, we're looking back at this excellent recipe from top celebrity chef Nick Nairn and Waitrose, featured in a previous issue of Women Together. If you're looking for something a bit different to toast the bard with - while retaining that traditional Scottish flavour - then this is the recipe for you! Nick Nairn's Haggis Tortellini with Mushrooms in a Clear Broth Serves…