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Matter of Opinion Competition


Variations on a Theme Competition

MARCH 2015

Scottish Country Dance Weekend

Curling Bonspiel

Choirs Competition

APRIL 2015

Variations on a Theme Competition

Stadium Bowling Competition


The Pancake Place / Cafe Biba

The Pancake Place / Cafe Biba
Scottish Family run restaurant group
Offering great value home cooked food
in a friendly atmosphere
Donít queue, let us serve you!
For Group Bookings
Tele: 07714487546
High Tea Menu Available
All members of the S. W. R. I. will receive
10% off everything on the menu.
Receipt for membership subscription must be shown to qualify for discount.


October Chairmanís letter

As the old saying goes, Ďtime flies when ... Ď. In late July, former National Chairman Isobel Robertson and I went to the Roots, Shoots and Fruits Festival in Glasgow Cathedral. We were lucky to be there early to avoid the queues which formed later in the day.

Christine Hutton, National Chairman SWRI

Evelyn Baxter Scholarship 2016

The subject chosen by the H&H Committee for the 2016 Evelyn Baxter Scholarship is. Encaustic Art. The four day Scholarship School will be held in SWRI Headquarters from Monday 20th to Thursday 23rd April 2015 inclusive, from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm. The tutor will be Marjory Wards, Aberdeenshire Federation.

The Scholarship pays for scholarsí travel, accommodation and tuition during the School. The scholars will be selected by interview and where possible, one will be from the north of the country and one from the south. The Scholarship is not intended for beginners. The nominee should have a keen interest in Encaustic Art in order to gain maximum advantage from the course.

It is a condition of the Scholarship that the selected members must be willing to take classes at Federation level, without a tuition fee, during the scholarship year, although travel and accommodation costs will be paid by the federation receiving the tuition. Each federation should ensure that its nominee understands this condition before putting her name forward for consideration.

Nominations should be sent through the federation, to Headquarters, with brief biographical notes on the applicant. A few additional places are available, at a cost of £200.00 to fee paying pupils.

Forms have been sent out to all H&H Guild Secretaries and nominations should reach Headquarters not later than Monday the 1st of December 2014. Interviews will be held as soon as possible thereafter. If your Federation has no nominations it would be appreciated it they would please indicate this on the form and return it by the above date.

Handcrafts and Housewives Schedules

Members please note that the Handcrafts and Housewives schedules are now available for download please click below.

Handcrafts Proficiency Test Schedule (MS Word format)

Handcrafts Proficiency Test Schedule (PDF format)

Housewives Proficiency Test Schedule (MS Word format)

Housewives Proficiency Test Schedule (PDF format)

Competition: Game to Eat

This is a national competition which provides a marvellous opportunity for the organisation to showcase our culinary skills in association with the Scottish Countryside Alliance who will sponsor the competiont.

Click on the links below for full details.

Game to Eat Competition Details

List of Game Dealers

SWRI Summer School 2014- Videos

Some videos are available on the SWRI YouTube channel, highlighting some exhibits from the SWRI Summer School 2014. Click on the image below to view the image on YouTube.

Rural Matters Interview

Rural Matters Interview

Rural Matters were at the Scottish Women's Rural Institutes reception at the Scottish Parliament recently. They interviewed Christine Hutton, the National Chairman, and some of the members attending.

Watch the video, on the Rural Matters facebook page, to find out more.

Ruralympics 2014

Date: Saturday 4th October

Time: 12 noon

Place: Bells Sports Centre, Perth

There will be eight non strenuous games. No prior information about the games will be issued. Spectatorís admission will be £3.00 including tea & a biscuit. Parking is available.

SWRI YouTube Channel

SWRI YouTube Channel

A number of short videos highlighting some of the entries in SWRI Handcrafts & Housewives Conference 11 and 12 September 2013 Elgin are available to view on the SWRI YouTube channel.

More short videos will be available shortly.

Party for Parkinsonís

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