The Dumfriesshire Federation of Scottish Women's Institutes has 6 geographical sub-groups:
Cairn Valley (5 Institutes}
Eskdale (3 Institutes)
Lower Annandale (4 Institutes)
Lower Nithsdale (5 Institutes)
Mid Annandale (7 Institutes)
Mid Nithsdale (7 Institutes)
The President of each Group sits on the Federation Executive Committee.
Each Institute elects one voting delegate to the Group. Meetings are held at least 4 times a year. Each Group controls its own finances.
Groups assist the Federation in its activities, and organise their own Group Institute activities - shows, schools, entertainment, outings and competitions.