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.

January 2017
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Deeds not Words
An exhibition to celebrate 100 of the Rural. John Gray Centre, 15 Lodge Street, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3DX 01620 820680
National
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April 2017
Stadium Bowling Competition
Falkirk Indoor Bowling Club
Stirling, Clackmannan & West Perthshire Federation
More info
May 2017
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Evelyn Baxter Scholarship School
 
National
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Northern Ireland Study Tour
 
National
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June 2017
Warnock Trophy Competition
Closing date for entry forms for the 2017 Warnock Trophy Competition
National
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Closing for entries for the 2017 Warnock Trophy Competition
 
National
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August 2017
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Summer School 2017
August Summer School – Craigie Campus, UWS Ayr
National
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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
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April 2018
Variations on a Theme Competition
 
Lochaber Federation
More info
Choirs Competition
Aboyne Community Centre Aberdeenshire Federation
National
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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.

THE 2017 NORTHERN IRELAND STUDY TOUR IS FROM 25th - 29th MAY 2017. IT WILL BE FIVE DAYS AND FOUR NIGHTS.
TRAVEL WILL BE BY COACH. THERE IS A FULL AND VARIED ITINERARY


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
Data and Venue to be confirmed

Stadium Bowling Competition
24th April 2017 at Falkirk 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 2017

The Royal Highland Show is from 22 - 25 June 2017

Schedules for the handcraft competitions are available from the RHS or can be downloaded from the RHS website.  It is hoped that many members will participate in the variety of competitions.

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

 View and download the following link for all Handcraft events and competition details 


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.


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.


2017 WARNOCK TROPHY COMPETITION

2017 Warnock Trophy Competition

The 2017 Warnock Trophy Competition is: 

A Poem ‘100 Years On’ (Not Exceeding 24 Lines)

The entry form is available from Headquarters, please send a stamped self-addressed envelope. Or alternatively it is available to download from the SWI website, under the Magazine Committee section on the Members Area.

The closing date for entry forms is Friday, 16 June 2017 and the closing date for the entry is Friday, 30 June 2017.