Welcome to the SWI Events Info section. We host a series of events and competitions throughout the year and across the country.

These are currently on hold during 2020/21 due to the Covid restrictions. Please check back soon for up-to-date information which will be published on our News section.


The first monthly Education and International Committee newsletter has been sent to Federation Secretaries.  It can also be downloaded below.

October/November Newsletter



SWI Walking Weekend 2022

The SWI Walking Weekend 2022 will take place from 20th – 22nd May 2022.  The weekend will be hosted by the Perth & Kinross Federation and will be based at Fisher’s Hotel in Pitlochry.  The application form and further information can be downloaded from the website, login required (Members' Area/downloads) or by emailing  

The closing date is 4th February for the booking form and deposit.  The final balance is due on Friday, 1st April 2022.

2022 SWI National Stadium Bowling Competition

SC & WP Federation will host the 2022 SWI National Stadium Bowling Competition at the Falkirk Indoor Bowling Club, Glasgow Road, Camelon, Falkirk, KY1 4HJ on Monday, 25th April 2022. Please note that this is a triples competition.  Forms have been send to the Federation Secretaries and need to be returned no later than Friday 4th March 2022.  For futher information, please contact



The November Handcrafts & Homeksills Committee newsletter has been sent to Federation Secretaries.  It can also be downloaded below.

H&H Committee Newsletter

Evelyn Baxter Scholarship – ‘Improve your Basic Knitting and Finishing’ Federation Classes 2022

Evelyn Baxter Scholarship – ‘Improve your Basic Knitting and Finishing’ Federation Classes 2022

Amanda Clark and Angela Orro will take the Federation classes. Information and application forms have been sent out to both Federation and Handcrafts & Homeskills Secretaries.  For any member wishing to apply, please contact your Secretary. The classes can take up to a maximum of 12.

Please also note this is not a class for beginners but for those who wish to improve their knitting skills. Once applications are received and dates confirmed, the patterns and requirements list will be sent.  Items will require to be made prior to the class, so please bear this in mind when booking dates. The email address for applications is

The deadline for these to be received at SWI headquarters is Friday 3rd of December 2021.

2022 SWI National Curling Bonspiel

Lanarkshire Federation will host the 2022 SWI Curling Bonspiel at Hamilton Ice Rink, 91 Mote Hill, Hamilton ML3 6EL, on the 21st March, 2022 at 10.00am.

Forms have been send to the Federation Secretaries and need to be returned no later than Friday 14th January 2022.  For futher information, please contact



With the health and wellbeing of our members being a priority, the Study Tour will be postponed until 2-6th May 2022.  Anyone already booked to visit the Cotswolds can transfer their booking, all those booked will be contacted separately.  Further information on the tour is below:

The tour will travel down to Stratford-Upon-Avon.  There will be pick up points in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Gretna Services.  The tour is based for four nights at the Stratford Manor Hotel. The Study Tour will include a visit to some of the Cotswold Villages, Blenheim Palace and Warwick Castle.  All information including a booking form and brochure can be requested from  The booking form and brochure can be downloaded from the Downloads folder in the Members' Area of the website. 

Education & International Proficiency Certificate Schedule

The Education & International Committee Proficiency Certificate Schedule is under review.  If you require any information, please email



SWI organises national competitions in curling, stadium bowling, outdoor bowling and golf. Federations select a team(s), usually by competition, to represent them in the competition.  Further information can be obtained from the Education and International Events Co-ordinator -  The website will be update with any future sporting events. 


*Please click the side arrow to access the Guidelines relating to events.

Handcrafts and Homeskills Proficiency Certificate Schedules

The  new revised Handcrafts & Homeskills schedules are now available for downloading in the members area.  New certificates have been added.  These will take effect from Spring of 2022.

The schedules can also be emailed on request.  For the Homeskills schedule, there are additional notes for the Vegan & Vegetarian Meal certificates.

 This will not affect the members who have already applied for their certificates.

If you have any queries, please contact the Handcrafts & Homeskills Event’s co-ordinator, Pamela. Email –


Weekend Residential Schools

SWI offers members the opportunity to attend weekend schools, particularly in handcrafts and Scottish Country Dancing. These are held in suitable venues in various parts of the Scotland.

Scottish Country Dance Weekend

The next Scottish Country Dance Weekend for SWI members will take place at Fisher’s Hotel in Pitlochry from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th March 2022.

Handcrafts Residential Weekend School

The next Handcrafts Weekend School will take place at Fisher's Hotel, Pitlochry 25th-27th March 2022.

Buttons, Braids & Tassels – Jane Currie is the tutor.

Silk Ribbon Embroidery – Heather King is the tutor.

 Current applicants have been contacted. Members wishing to be put on a waiting list please contact the  Handcrafts & Homeskills Events Co-ordinator. Email:


Due to the current Covid restrictions this has delayed the arrangement of dates for the postponed Spring 2020 certificates. As soon as it is possible to do so, the Federations involved will be informed of proposed new dates. For example Federations that were due to have their certificates in Spring 2021 and Autumn 2021 will now be able to sit them in Spring and Autumn of 2022. The deadlines for the 2022 certificates will now be October 2021 for Spring 2022 and 1st March 2022 for Autumn 2022.This will affect future federations eligiblity to sit their certificates. Federation and Handcrafts & Homeskills Secretaries have now been informed. Please contact your secretary or the Handcrafts & Homeskills Events Co-ordinator. Email: The Handcrafts Judges Certifcates have also been postponed, a future date will be arranged. In the meantime, please bear with the SWI as we try to adjust to the current circumstances which has had a profound effect on all SWI events.