The Warnock Trophy, which was gifted to the SWI by the late Mrs E Warnock, Lanarkshire, is awarded for an annual competition in connection with the SWI magazine. The competition this year is for a five lined limerick beginning with ‘There was a young woman’. Competition entries should be returned to Headquarters by Friday 26th June 2020. The application form and further information can be downloaded from the Members' Area, login required (Members' Area/Committees/Education & Internation/Warnock Trophy)
The SWI Walking Weekend will take place from 25th to 27th September 2020 in Dunkeld, Perth & Kinross Federation.
A walk of approximately 10 miles will take place on Saturday and a walk of approximately 5 miles on Sunday. The walks may include ascents and descents. The walks will be suitable for all levels of walkers. However, you should be physically capable of completing a 10 mile walk comfortably’
The application form and further information can be downloaded from the members' area of the website (login required) under Committees/Education and International/Walking Weekend The closing date for application forms is Friday 1st May 2020.
Please note this is for members who attended the 2019 Federation classes only.
The 2020 competition will be for:
‘An Embroidered Bird’
Worked using up to eight of the stitches used in the class.
Should you wish to enter please contact the Handcrafts & Homeskills Events Co-ordinator (email@example.com or 0131 285 7117). The fee to enter is £3.00. Further details and specifications are on the entry form. The entry form is available to download from the members' area of the website, login required (committees/handcrafts-and-homeskills/Evelyn Baxter Trophy Competition)
The entry form should be returned to the Handcrafts & Homeskills Events Co-ordinator by Friday 11th September. Entries should be delivered to the Handcrafts and Homeskills Events Co-ordinator at Headquarters by Friday 25th September.
There are still places for fee paying pupils, at a cost of £200.00. Please contact the Handcrafts & Homeskills Events Co-ordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org
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 - email@example.com
Due to issues with catering at previous sports competitions, all refreshments must be ordered and paid for in advance for players and spectators. Refreshment vouchers will be distributed on the day and these should be handed over for refreshments.
The dates of the next National Competitions are:
National Golf Competition 2020
The next Golf Competition will take place on 24th August at Portpatrick Dunskey Golf Club, Stranraer, DG9 8TB. The application form and further information can be downloaded from the Members' Area of the website (committees/Education&International/National Golf Competition)
Ruralympics takes place on 5th September at Bells Sports Centre, Perth. The application form can be downloaded from the members' area of the website, login required (Committees/Education and International/Ruralympics)
Outdoor Bowling Competition
The next Outdoor Bowling competition will take place on 15th September at Bainfield Bowling Club, Edinburgh.
The date of the next Curling Bonspiel is tbc
Stadium Bowling Competition
The 2020 National Stadium Bowling Competition has been cancelled, please see the message on the front page of the website.
*Please click the side arrow to access the Guidelines relating to these events.
Proficiency Certificate Schedule
Welcome to our Education & International Committee Proficiency Certificate Programme.
We are delighted that you are considering sitting a certificate.
The downloadable booklet will give you all the answers to any queries you may have.
The new schedules are now available. For the Homeskills there will be an additional new certificate. Once completed, it will be put on to this website and the Federations in the Central area will receive this as soon as is possible.
Please note for the Coloured Embroidery, the hints No. 4 should read ‘only 1 article in Counted Thread on evenweave fabric’
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.
The date of the 2021 Scottish Country Dance Weekend for SWI members is to be confirmed.
The Handcrafts Weekend School has been postponed until a later date. Details will follow.
SWI organises Study Tours, both abroad and to other parts of the UK, which include programmes of educational visits and meetings with members of our sister organisations.
For further information, please contact the Education and International Secretary email: firstname.lastname@example.org.