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SWI was created by women in 1917, designed to bring women together, with a vision to welcome every woman in Scotland to join us.


The aim is to educate, to share, to campaign, to learn, to socialise, to build a community and to have fun.


From life skills and arts and crafts to raising awareness of current affairs affecting women and helping inform government issues, the SWI is proud of its heritage and our future vision.


SWI (previously known as 'The Rural') is one of the largest women's organisations in Scotland and boasts over 16,000 members, with 731 Institutes overall.  


The members of Kincardine O'Neil SWI come from as far afield as Banchory, Aboyne, Torphins and Lunphanan as well as the local community.


You don't have to be able to bake or make jam to join!  Just come along, learn a bit (on a wide range of topics), have a good blether and enjoy the best fly cup and fancy pieces to be had in the area.


Meetings are normally held on the second Wednesday of each month (from September through to June), in the Boardroom at Kincardine Castle. The programme of forthcoming meetings, speakers and competitions can be found on the village diary.


Details are also posted on the village notice board outside the Post Office and General Store.

Scottish Women’s Institutes