Events News & Information

WARNOCK TROPHY

The 2020 Warnock Trophy Competition has been cancelled, all entries will be carried forward to the 2021 competition.

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 is for a five lined limerick beginning with ‘There was a young woman’. 

 

 

 

 


GARDENING SCOTLAND COMPETITIONS

Gardening Scotland has unfortunately cancelled this year’s event.

Competitions - it has been agreed that the competitions will be deferred until the next event in 2021. The Federation competition is for a 21st Birthday Card for Gardening Scotland and the individual competition is for 3 Oatcakes. So for those who have entered and those who have not, we would love you to submit your entries next year on this basis. For the ladies who have kindly offered to steward, thank you and if still possible, we would like you to be able to assist with this for next year’s show.

If you have any queries please email hello@theswi.org.uk (please note that there may be a delay in receiving a response as most of the staff have been furloughed). 

 

 

 

 

 


EVELYN BAXTER TROPHY COMPETITION 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 (hand.house@theswi.org.uk 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.

 

 

 

 


Sports

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 - educ.int@theswi.org.uk

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. 

Unfortunately the following 2020 competitions have been cancelled, in line with Government advice:

The National Golf Competition 2020

Ruralympics

Outdoor Bowling Competition

Stadium Bowling Competition

 

*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:


Education & International Proficiency Certificate Schedule

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.


Handcrafts and Homeskills Proficiency Certificate Schedules

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.

Handcrafts Schedule

Homeskills Proficiency Schedule

 Please note for the Coloured Embroidery, the hints No. 4 should read ‘only 1 article in Counted Thread on evenweave fabric’


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 date of the 2021 Scottish Country Dance Weekend for SWI members is to be confirmed.

Handcrafts Residential Weekend School

The Handcrafts Weekend School has been postponed until a later date.  Details will follow.


Study Tours

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: educ.int@theswi.org.uk.