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Writing groups in Scotland

Wondering how to find a creative writing group near you? Here's our quick guide to in-person writing groups in 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!

Online writing groups

If you prefer to practice writing from the comfort of your own home, there are plenty of online writing workshops and groups to get involved in.

Find a creative writing group near you

Groups are listed alphabetically under their local authority area. If you'd like to add your group to this page, please email eilidh.akilade@scottishbooktrust.com(this link 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.


Open Book

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)


Books and Beans Poetry Group

Grampian Association of Storytellers

Lemon Tree Writers


Huntly Writers

Mearns Writers

North East Writers

Spindrift Writers

Ythan Writers


Angus Writers' Circle

Argyll and Bute



Alloa Writers

Dumfries and Galloway

Crichton Writers

Lockerbie Writers

A Novel Approach


Douglas Writers' Group

Nethergate Writers

East Ayrshire

South West Writers

Write Here

East Dunbartonshire

Bearsden Writers

Campsie Writers' Group

Strathkelvin Writers' Group

East Lothian

Tyne and Esk Writers

All Write Now


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

WHALE Poetry Group

Write On!

Southside Writers

Edinburgh SFF


Denny Writers

Falkirk Writers Circle


Fife Writes

Buckhaven Writing Group

Largo Library Writers Group


Gorbals Writing Group

Glasgow Science Fiction Writers Circle

The Glasgow League of Writers (GLOW)


Caithness Writing Group

Highland LIT

The Pen & I

Sunart Writers' Group

Words Writing Café


Greenock Writers' Club


Tyne and Esk Writers


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

North Lanarkshire

Airdrie Library


Stromness Writing Group

Perth and Kinross

Perthshire Writers


Erskine Writers

Scottish Borders

Borders Writers' Forum

Peebles Library Writing Group


Lerwick Writers' Group

Unst Writers Group


Callander Writers’ Group

Central Poetry Club

The Novel Pool

South Ayrshire

Ayr Writers Club

Troon Writers

West Lothian

West Lothian Writers