Cousland Village SWI
Come and join us at “The Rural”
The first institute in Scotland was founded in 1917 at Longniddry, East Lothian.
A few months later in 1918 the Rural was started in Cousland, the second institute in Midlothian.
SWI is an expanding and progressive organisation, with much to offer women of all ages Educational talks; demonstrations and classes in handicrafts and cookery; drama and choral activities and a varied programme of curling, bowling and Scottish country dancing. There are summer schools covering various topics; this year they are being held in Shetland.
Many of our members have enjoyed holidays organised by the Rural. In the last few years Cousland members have travelled to Iceland, Spain, Finland, Holland.
Cousland SWI members have also been successful in various shows and competitions recently.
The SWI is online! with a website and Facebook page
The rural meetings are held monthly in the village hall at 7.15 pm prompt. Membership £20. Non-members £4 per meeting.
Please bring your own cup. Monthly Raffles
Syllabus 2017 - 18:
19/09/17 Supernature Oil Salad dressing using oil
Mrs lynn Mann Flower of the month
17/10/17 Fun Painting for all Best effort on the night
Jane Waite Flower of the month
21/11/17 Coffee Evening
Bring and Buy Stall
December Christmas Dinner
Date to be arranged
16/01/18 Healthy Smoothies Recipe for a smoothie
Carol Mitchell Flower of the month
20/02/18 Community Garden Garden Photo
Ian Gilchrist Flower of the month
20/03/18 Wedding Dresses Blue ribbon bow
Mrs Tate Flower of the month
17/04/18 100th Birthday Party
venue to be arranged
Talk on Dementia Best mnemonic
Flower of the month
New Members Always Welcome
If anyone feels they would like to give a talk or demonstration please contact any of the committee:
- President - Mrs J Adam - 0131 663 9290
- Secretary - Mrs J Torry - 0131 237 6842
- Treasurer - Mrs A Kay - 0131 660 6180
- Committee - Betty Anderson, Andrea Carnie, Carol Mitchell, Catherine Johnstone