The new Shawlands Women’s Institute is moving ahead, with a first meeting planned for August.
Shawlands woman Angela Tamburrini has been hunting for a suitable venue to start up a southside WI (known as the Women’s Rural Institute in Scotland).
She commented: “There’s nothing like this in Shawlands — nowhere for women to meet up, unless you join a diet class or a gym, which implies you’re trying to change or you’re not good enough.
“I want to make it as inclusive as possible — a friendly and inspiring environment.”
The opening event is on Sunday, August 23, from 2-3.30pm at Shawlands Bowling Club, and will be attended by the chair and secretary of the Lanarkshire Federation.
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