What do we do?
- We organise 5 meetings a year on a Saturday afternoon throughout the winter. The programme covers a range of topics and about 100 ladies attend. There are 2 competitions that you can choose to enter at each meeting and a raffle at each meeting.
- We provide the catering at the Federation Show and assist with running of the Show.
- We arrange the skill schools and support those that are applying for Proficiency Certificates and Judges’ tests. We also run local craft schools.
- The committee are asked each year to send judges to other Federations for their shows.
- We help the Young Farmers with judges for their competitions.
- We support RHET’s Farmhouse Breakfast week, supplying volunteers to go in to local schools each year.
We arrange the skill schools and support those that are applying for Proficiency Certificates and Judges’ tests. We also run local craft schools.
Application forms will be available here for any upcoming tests or events.
Every three years the national SWI organises a conference which in 2019 was held on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th September in the Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen. The Theme was ‘Stepping Out’ . The Conference was opened by Mr Barney Crockett, the Lord Provost of Aberdeen.
In Autumn 2018, Forfar Community Officer PC Gail Beattie approached Angus Federation to knit Trauma Teddies, small teddy bears which are kept in police cars and are given to young children who come into contact with the police through traumatic or upsetting circumstances. The kind and talented members of Angus knitted in their droves and we donated a good number of teddies.
Above: the last of the marvellous teddies knitted by our talented members were handed over to PCs Gail Beattie and Scott Anderson, Forfar Community Officers, by Federation President Maureen Macleod (right) and Vice President Allison Stewart. They were very grateful for them so a huge thank you to everyone who knitted.
If you would like to knit a Trauma Teddy you can find the pattern here.