Welcome

Welcome to the Scottish Women’s Institutes. Scotland’s leading member based organisation created by women in 1917, designed to bring women together, with a vision to welcome every woman in Scotland to join us.

We are here to educate, to share, to campaign, to learn, to socialise, to build a community and of course, to have fun.

From life skills and arts and crafts to raising awareness of current affairs affecting women and helping inform government issues, the SWI is proud of its heritage and our future vision.

Be part of the SWI. Join us to learn how to make that perfect scone… and a bit more too!

JOIN US AND BE INSPIRED

Why Join? Well, why not?

  • Be part of a nationwide group of women all with the same vision and passion for sharing and learning skills
  • Learn a new craft or skill in a sociable and welcoming environment local to you
  • Meet women with similar interests on a regular basis
  • Take part in social events and arts and craft competitions
  • Campaign on issues that matter to you and your community 

 

JOIN THE SWI TODAY >

Only £30 one-off joining fee for all new members who join online. And you will receive a free copy of our magazine each month*


Find Your Local Institute

We would love to welcome new members to any of our institutes so you can come along, enjoy the atmosphere, discover more about what we do, then select the institute that suits you best. You can join an institute for a small fee (approx £20-£35) per year and enjoy all the benefits of being a member.

FIND YOUR LOCAL INSTITUTE WITH OUR EASY TO USE POSTCODE FINDER >


WHAT'S ON?

Every week, every month and every year, we have a wide range of exciting events and activites that take place throughout Scotland.

These can be arranged at National level, Federation level or locally at Institute level.

Our extensive list of events and 'what's on guide' will be coming soon.

Please bear with us whilst we collate all our latest events. In the meantime, you can keep in touch on Facebook and Twitter.


YOUR MAGAZINE. YOUR NEWS.

Women Together is your monthly magazine, full of exciting news from around the country.

Learn about events, competitions, interesting features, Federation and Institute updates, Headquarter news plus browse our images showcasing monthly activities.

We welcome all members to contribute with their own images, articles and news. Simply email Liz our editor at magazine@theswi.org.uk.

NEW LOOK COMING SOON!
As part of our inspiring changes, we are evolving the magazine into a new modern format. Take a look at our changes here >

Like to receive a copy? Simply email us to find out more and to be added to our mailing list. Click here to subscribe >