Scotland’s best known chefs have joined forces with some of the nation’s best home cooks and bakers in a new book that celebrates 100 years of Scottish Women’s Institutes (SWI).

Nick Nairn, Tony Singh, Lady Claire Macdonald and Neil Forbes have contributed mouth-watering menus for the new SWI Cook Book. The celebrity chefs were keen to get behind the SWI, an organisation that has been at the heart of advancing cookery skills and talents among women in Scotland for the past 100 years.

Packed with recipes and photos throughout its 160 pages, the spiral bound book features starters and soups, fish, game, chicken, meat, pasta and vegetarian main courses, alongside desserts, pastries, baking and preserves.

The recipes take into account changing tastes, trends and dietary needs, including some that are diary free, gluten free and vegetarian.

SWI national chairman, Christine Hutton, is delighted that some of Scotland’s best known chefs joined SWI members from all parts of Scotland, including national judges and demonstrators, in contributing recipes.

n The SWI Cook Book costs £10, plus P and P, and can be purchased online at:

Throughout 2017, a range of events and gatherings are being held to mark the SWI's centenary. For more details go to or go to its Facebook pages at