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Soroptimist International - Scotland South

Soroptimist International of Scotland South is part of a worldwide organisation of women, which is linked to the United Nations.

Welcome to SI Scotland South

SI Dunfermline Virtual Kiltwalk, 3 of 4 members who took part 12 09 2020
Si Dunfermline Virtual Kiltwalk, 3 of 4 members who took part 12 09 2020

The photos appearing above have been taken at SI SS R Council Meetings, Club and Region Events and are changed weekly.

25 08 2020 SIGBI Federation Project ‘Empowering Girls in Nepal’ Big Story Competition fundraiser ~ winners announced today:

Congratulations to SI Dunfermline member Helen who has received third prize in the Big Story Competitionin in aid of SIGBI Federation Project 2019 – 2022 ‘Empowering Girls in Nepal’.  Helen’s story is entitled ‘Primary School Memories in the Highlands of Kenya’.  To find out more visit; and

Soroptimist International of Scotland South region (SI SS R)

 is one of the Regions within Soroptimist International of Great Britain and Ireland (SIGBI) Ltd,, which in turn is one of the five Federations within Soroptimist International (SI);

Scotland has two Regions, Scotland North and Scotland South.

Our Federation, SIGBI, was granted Special Consultative Status by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations, award notified on 14 08 2013.  To find out more visit  –  United Nations Social and Economic Council.

Soroptimist: the word is a combination of the Latin words “soror” meaning Sister and “optima” meaning best – so, we want the best for women.

Soroptimist Vision:  Women and girls will achieve their individual and collective potential, realise aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong and peaceful communities worldwide.

Soroptimist Mission: Soroptimists transform the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities.


The principles of Soroptimism are to strive for:

  •  The advancement of the status of women;
  •  High ethical standards;
  •  Human rights for all;
  •  Equality, development and peace; and
  •  The advancement of international understanding, goodwill and peace.



Number of Clubs in Scotland South Region:

As from March 2016 there are 10 Clubs in Scotland South Region: 

SI Dunfermline:

SI Edinburgh:

SI Falkirk: 

SI Girvan and District:  Enquirers please use Contact Us page on this website

SI Glasgow City:


SI Kirkcaldy:

SI Kirkintilloch and District:

SI Paisley:

SI West Lothian:

Proposed SSR Area Club 2019:

The new Club will be innovative in its format, made up of “Satellite Groups” which will meet independently at venues and times suited to the members.  Meetings can be held at coffee shops, community halls, in mornings, afternoons or evenings.

The Area Club will be organised in a flexible way with some face to face meetings and will make use of available technologies for communication.

SSR Area Club 2019 is intended to attract women in rural areas and those who may find it inconvenient to attend a conventional Club.

Facebook:  facebook.SSRareaClub


26 10 2019 Change of Insignia Ceremony: SIGBI 85th Federation Conference, Bournemouth:

Incoming SI SS R President Tina Chapman, SI Dunfermline, received her Chain of Office from Incoming SIGBI President Isobel Smith; to find out more visit President Tina’s Messages Page: