The first Women’s Institute was formed in Scotland in Longniddry, East Lothian in 1917. Since then we have grown to approximately 16, 691 members across Scotland including the most rural of Islands to the highly populated vibrant cities.
Our newest Institute was born as recently as May 2015 with our new Pilot Scheme on the Isle of Mull.
With our Headquarters in Edinburgh, 32 Federations throughout Scotland and 731 Institutes overall, we are proud to bring a broad mix of women together to connect, share, teach and meet.
It is our aim to increase our membership to continue the legacy created nearly 100 years ago. Be part of the SWI and share your passions.