Cousland Village SWRI

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.

SWRI 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 SWRI members have also been successful in various shows and competitions recently.

The SWRI is now online! with a website

Meeting Times

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

2017 dates

17th January 2017

Bethany Trust – Susan Wightman Competition: Prettiest cup & saucer Flower of the month

21st February 2017

Horse Tales – John Lawrie Competition: Horse photo Flower of the month

21st March 2017

Dough Craft – Mrs Rita Smith Competition: Best on the night Flower of the month

18th April 2017

99th Birthday Party TBA

16th May 2017 AGM Super Nature Oil – Lynn Mann Competition: Fresh Bouquet Garni 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 A Carnie - 0131 663 9245   
  • Vice President - Mrs J Adam - 0131 663 9290
  • Secretary - Mrs J Torry - 0131 237 6842
  • Treasurer - Mrs A Kay - 0131 660 6180
  • Magazine Secretary - Mrs E Anderson - 0131 660 6105
  • Committee - Mrs K Johnstone, Mrs C Mitchell