Crafty Goings On

Stirling, Clackmannan and West Perthshire Federation joins the Scottish Women’s Institute’s Centenary celebrations by mounting an exhibition of crafts in the Smith Art Gallery and Museum in Stirling.

Members in S.C. & W.P. were invited to display a range of crafts which may have been done in classes, workshops, for competitions or as a hobby. Expect to view a colourful, varied, exciting exhibition!

This centenary celebration of S.W.R.I. (now S.W.I.) marks the first meeting of 37 women in Longniddry in June 1917.

Catherine Blair, an East Lothian farmer’s wife, recognised a need for women living in rural areas to gain the benefits of education and training in home skills, family welfare and citizenship. This vision was shared by others and so the first institute was formed, and is still in existence today in Longniddry.

The network spread across the country with institutes providing education on cake decorating, embroidery techniques, floral art, to name a few, and the social aspect is most important.

Every federation works to enhance local community life and consistently strives to preserve the quality of Scottish living, and to promote the preservation of Scotland’s traditions and its rural heritage.

So come along to “Crafty Goings On” and view the beautiful work done by our members in Stirling, Clackmannan and West Perthshire.

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