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About the SWRI

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Scottish Women's Rural Institutes is one of the largest women's organisations in Scotland and boasts about 18,489 members. Members informally call the organisation the Rural.

There are lots of opportunities to get involved in SWRI: attend classes in crafts, go to cookery demonstrations, go to summer school, join a drama group, sing in a choir, take part in sport, go on a study tour at home or abroad, debate local issues, organise events or simply enjoy the friendship of fellow members at the monthly meeting.

If you have any questions or would like more information on SWRI, please get in touch with us at Headquarters.


The Aims of the SWRI

Scottish Women's Rural Institutes are groups of women who meet together in centres throughout Scotland.

The aims of the organisation are:

  1. to advance the education and training of those who live and work in the country or are interested in:
    • country life
    • home skills
    • family welfare
    • citizenship
  2. promote the preservation and development of Scotland's traditions, rural heritage and culture.