Scottish Women's Rural Institutes

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The Scottish Women's Rural Institutes (SWRI or WRI), informally called "the Rural",[1] is a registered charity which promotes the preservation of Scotland's traditions and rural heritage, particularly in the sphere of household activities. It does so by means of local groups of women which meet regularly throughout the country.

It was formed in 1917 as part of the movement of rural women's institutes started in Stoney Creek, Ontario in 1897. The first meeting in Scotland look place at Longniddry in East Lothian.[2]

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  1. ^ "About the SWRI". Retrieved 2013-05-27. 
  2. ^ "History of the SWRI". 1964-06-29. Retrieved 2013-05-27.