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The Invergordon Archive

WRI Ladies
The Invergordon Archive
WRI Ladies

A gathering of WRI Ladies from Saltburn, Barbaraville and Tullich areas, possibly the Kilmuir Easter branch.
Third from left with the pearls is Miss Jo Pirie, teacher at Tullich School. Centre position, head only and wearing glasses, is Miss Rae MacKenzie, Balavack, Delny Station. (The date is unknown.)
Picture added on 27 February 2010 at 12:57
The lady second left at the back with the dark hair looks like Mrs Chisholm, Barbaraville, and the back right looks like Joan Munro from Tullich.
Added by Liz Taylor nee Askew on 28 February 2010
Could someone tell me please what the "WRI" is? Though I am a direct descendant of the Alexander Ross family of Balavack, Delny, Invergordon - I am in Wisconsin (USA) and this is the first time I have come across the WRI. Thanks
Added by Jean Ross on 10 March 2010
The W.R.I. stands for the Womans' Rural Institute, abbreviated, in Scotland to the "Rural". It is a very worthy institution which originated in Canada in 1897 and spread to Scotland in 1917. The Scottish W.R.I. aims amongst other things to foster country traditions and home skills. Unfortunately the membership has declined and is mainly made up of elderly or middle aged ladies.
You will find out the whole hisrory of the movement on the web on www.swri.org.uk
Added by Gordon Legge on 11 March 2010
Thank you very much for the good information Gordon. Sounds like a worthy group for sure and I definitely will take a look at the website you suggested!
Added by Jean Ross on 11 March 2010
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