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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
Don’t 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.



Over the past few weeks we have enjoyed some very pleasant weather, a good deal of sunshine and just enough rain. This has resulted in a good herbaceous display in the garden but plenty of weeds too!

Recently my husband and I travelled to Wigtownshire, it was a beautiful afternoon and we stopped at a favourite spot where we had a picnic overlooking the sea at Monreith Bay. However there was a purpose to our visit, I had an appointment at the Galloway Talking Newspaper at the invitation of Sheelagh Afia who is responsible for organizing the magazine for the visually impaired.

Christine Hutton, National Chairman SWRI

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.

New Look for Scottish Home & Country

Scottish Home and Country

We hope you like Scottish Home & Country’s new design!

Working with the Editor, Tom Mason, graphic designer at Garthland Print, has kindly given his services free of charge to help ‘liven up’ your magazine.

Thanks also to Ian Wright, Director at Garthland, for his support and advice.

We’d like to know what you think of the new layout.

Contact The Editor, SH&C, 42 Heriot Row, Edinburgh EH3 6ES


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. Spectator’s 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 Parkinson’s

Worship the sun or toast the rain – a tea party or a garden party is a great way to celebrate the summer.

Get your friends, family and neighbours involved and have fun while raising vital funds for Parkinson’s UK.

One person in every 500 has Parkinson’s. That’s about 127,000 people in the UK. It’s only with your help that we can continue to improve life for everybody affected by Parkinson’s.

Organising your party couldn’t be easier, we have all the tools you need to get you started and we’re there to support you along the way.

 PDF Party for Parkinson’s: More Information