Writing groups in Scotland

Writing support groups based across Scotland

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A writing group can be a brilliant source of support and motivation. If you can't see a group in your local area here, try searching online, getting touch with your library or community centre, or consider setting one up yourself!

If you'd like to add your group to this page, please email andrew.blair@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window). We need to know when and where your group meets, what you do and how to contact you (either a website or email address). There is a 50 word limit for listings.

Groups are listed under their local authority area.

Online

The Fiction Writers' Club

WriteWords

Nationwide

Open Book

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Aberdeen

Books and Beans Poetry Group

Grampian Association of Storytellers

Lemon Tree Writers

Aberdeenshire

Deeside Writers

Huntly Writers

North East Writers

Spindrift Writers

Angus

Angus Writers' Circle

Argyll and Bute

Add[ed.]ition

The Mull and Iona U3A Creative Writing Group

Clackmannanshire

Alloa Writers

Dumfries and Galloway

Crichton Writers

Lockerbie Writers

A Novel Approach

Dundee

Douglas Writers' Group

Nethergate Writers

East Ayrshire

South West Writers

East Dunbartonshire

Campsie Writers' Group

Strathkelvin Writers' Group

East Lothian

Tyne and Esk Writers

Edinburgh

Captain's Inkwell

Connect and Create

The Diggers Writers

Edinburgh Genre Writers

Edinburgh Writers' Club

Rogue Writers

School of Poets

Scottish Arts Club Writers' Group

Scottish Poetry Library

Stranger Than Fiction

WHALE Poetry Group

Write On!

Falkirk

Denny Writers

Falkirk Writers Circle

Glasgow

Gorbals Writing Group

Glasgow Science Fiction Writers Circle

Glasgow Feminist Writers

The Glasgow League of Writers (GLOW)

Highlands

Caithness Writing Group

Highland LIT

The Pen & I

Words Writing Café

Inverclyde

Greenock Writers' Club

Midlothian

Tyne and Esk Writers

Moray

Elgin Writers' Club

ForWORDS (The Forres Writing Group)

Na h-Eileanan Siar

Stornoway Writers' Circle

Uist Writers Group

North Ayrshire

Largs Writers

Stevenston Creative Writing Group

Orkney

Stromness Writing Group

Perth and Kinross

Perthshire Writers

Soutar Writers' Group

Renfrewshire

Erskine Writers

Scottish Borders

Borders Writers' Forum

Kelso Writers Workshop

Peebles Library Writing Group

Shetland

Lerwick Writers' Group

Unst Writers Group

Stirling

The Novel Pool

South Ayrshire

Ayr Writers Club

Troon Writers

West Dumbartonshire

White Raven Writers

West Lothian

West Lothian Writers