Events Diary

We have weekly events across all our Federations and will be posting a full event diary soon, as part of the website.

Below is a summary of our main and most popular events for members. We hope you take part and look forward to seeing you there.

Please also note, if you are a member and would like to add an event to this page, please contact us and we would be delighted to add it to the events diary.

August 2017
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Summer School 2017
August Summer School – Craigie Campus, UWS Ayr
National
More info
2017 Outdoor Bowling Competition
Cullen Bowling and Tennis Club
Banffshire Federation
More info
2017 Golf Competition
Hirsel Golf Club Coldstream
Berwickshire Federation
More info
September 2017
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Walking Weekend
Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa
National
More info
October 2017
Matter of Opinion Competition & National Quiz
Stonehaven Town Hall
Kincardineshire Federation
More info
November 2017
15 Minute Variety Entertainment Competition
Lockerbie Town Hall
Dumfriesshire Federation
More info
March 2018
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Scottish Country Dance Weekend
 
National
More info
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Curling Bonspiel
The Peak, Stirling Stirling, Clackmannan & West Perth Federation
National
More info
April 2018
Variations on a Theme Competition
 
Lochaber Federation
More info
Choirs Competition
Aboyne Community Centre Aberdeenshire Federation
National
More info
Stadium Bowling Competition
Arbroath & District Indoor Bowling Club
National
More info
June 2018
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Royal Highland Show
 
National
More info

The SWI Centenary Exhibition of Arts and Crafts 2017

We are 100 years young next year and as part of our centenary year we will be hosting The SWI Centenary Exhibition of Arts and Crafts.
This will take place Wednesday 5th April to Tuesday 18th April 2017 inclusive.
Opening Times 10am - 4.30pm every day.

Venues:
The Royal Scots Club, 29 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE and SWI Headquarters at 42 Heriot Row, Edinburgh, EH3 6ES

Futher details on prices etc. will be issued in due course.


Weekend Residential Schools

Handcrafts Residential Weekend School

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 School for SWI members. 

The 2018 Scottish Country Dance Weekend for SWI members will be held in Fisher’s Hotel, Pitlochry on 9, 10, and 11 March.

For more information please contact SWI Headquarters.


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.

 


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.

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:

Curling Bonspiel

20 March 2018 at The Peak, Stirling

 

Stadium Bowling Competition

24 April 2018 at Arbroath & District Indoor Bowling Club

 

Outdoor Bowling Competition

14th August 2017 at Cullen Bowling and Tennis Club, Cullen

 

Golf Competition

28th August 2017 at Hirsel Golf Club, Coldstream

 

Walking Weekend

22nd - 25th September 2017 at Isle of Mull Hotel & Spa

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

Sport Guidelines

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


Royal Highland Show 2018

The Royal Highland Show is from 21 - 24 June 2018.

SWI is responsible for managing the Handcrafts Pavilion.

The office bearers and members on duty in the Handcrafts Pavilion look forward to meeting you at the show


Proficiency Test Schedules

Proficiency Test Schedules


Welcome to our National Proficiency Test Programme. We are delighted that you are considering sitting a test.
The downloadable booklets will give you all the answers to any queries you may have.
Please note these are the current schedules for tests applied for in 2017.



New Proficiency Certificate Schedules


A new Handcrafts and also Housewives Proficiency Certificate schedule marked ‘Revised & Updated 2017’ has been compiled. If you wish to apply for a Certificate, please ensure that you have a copy of this. Both Proficiency Certificate Schedule ‘Rules for Candidates’ Booklets are available free of charge from Headquarters. They can be downloaded from the Handcrafts and Housewives Committee section on the member’s website.
Or please contact Pamela Black - email:hand.house@theswi.org.uk
**Members please note these are for tests being applied for from 2018 onwards. If you have applied for tests this Autumn 2017 then the current schedules will apply. Application forms and information for Autumn and Spring 2018 tests for the federations eligible have been sent out. If you wish to apply, please contact your Handcrafts & Housewives Secretary. All applications must go through your secretary. These then are forwarded to Headquarters. The deadline for Spring tests is the 1st of October for the following year and the deadline for Autumn tests is the 1st of March.

 


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.