Retreats, workshops, classes and funding

Sometimes we need a helping hand with our writing, be it a structured retreat or financial assistance. Here you can find programmes and one-off classes for professionals and novices alike.

We curate this list but don't run the opportunities listed. This is not a complete list of all the retreats, workshops and classes in Scotland.

You might also want to look into our support programmes for writers; the New Writers Award(this will open in a new window), Ignite Fellowship(this will open in a new window) and the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship(this will open in a new window). If you're under 18, why not check out What's Your Story?(this will open in a new window)

Writing retreats and residencies

Regular retreats/residencies

Cove Park - Argyll and Bute

Writers' HQ - Edinburgh and Glasgow - monthly

Angela Locke - Iona

Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre - Highlands

Liminal Residency - rolling deadline

One-off retreats/residencies

NES Writer's Retreat - Iceland

Workshops and classes

Regular events

Creative Writing Classes - North Lanarkshire - weekly

Third Thursday Writers - Edinburgh - monthly

Fundamental Conduit - Paisley - fortnightly

One-off events

Creative Writing with Flow - Edinburgh - over six months

Gavin Inglis: Mentoring 2020


Creative Scotland

The Gaelic Books Council commission grants

Scottish Books International: travel fund

Society of Authors: Grants

Royal Literary Fund