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.


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



Sadly, Gardening Scotland will not be taking place in 2021 as it has gone into liquidation.  For the Federations who have entered, the Birthday Card will still be judged at SWI Headquarters in May during the meetings week with Hamlyn providing prizes.

The card – maximum size is A5, this can be any medium. The theme is to remain as specifically, ‘Happy 21st Birthday Gardening Scotland’.

We look forward to receiving the entries at headquarters by the 30th April 2021. The Oatcake Competition will now not be taking place. For the Federation’s wishing to apply, please contact the Handcrafts and Homeskills Events Co-ordinator. 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.

Sport Guidelines

For federations who are hosting, or interested in hosting, SWI Sports Competitions, you can view our Guidelines for the following:

Handcrafts and Homeskills Proficiency Certificate Schedules

The schedules are currently under review, this will not affect the members who have already applied to sit their certificates.

Anyone wishing to apply for their certificates, please be aware of this and contact the Handcrafts & Homeskills Co-ordinator on for further information.

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 in 2022, details will follow.

Handcrafts Residential Weekend School

The next Handcrafts Weekend School has will take place in 2022. Details will follow.


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.