Writing groups in Scotland

Writing support groups based across Scotland

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We curate this list but don't run the groups themselves. If you can't see one in your local area, you could get in touch with your local libraries or community centres to see if they know of any.

Want to share one with us? Email andrew.blair@scottishbooktrust.com.

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

North East Writers

Arbroath

Angus Writers' Circle

Ayr

Ayr Writers Club

Banchory

Deeside Writers

Banff

Spindrift Writers

Bishopbriggs

Strathkelvin Writers' Group

Denny

Denny Writers

Dumbarton

White Raven Writers

Dumfries

Crichton Writers

Dundee

Nethergate Writers

East Lothian, Midlothian

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!

Elgin

Elgin Writers' Club

Erskine

Erskine Writers

Falkirk

Falkirk Writers Circle

Fortrose

Black Isle Writers' Group

Glasgow

Gorbals Writing Group

Glasgow Science Fiction Writers Circle

Glasgow Feminist Writers

Greenock

Greenock Writers' Club

Huntly

Huntly Writers

Inverness

Highland LIT

Words Writing Café

Kelso

Kelso Writers Workshop

Largs

Largs Writers

Lennoxtown

Campsie Writers' Group

Nairn

The Pen & I

Peebles

Peebles Library Writing Group

Perth

Perthshire Writers

Soutar Writers' Group

St Boswells

Borders Writers' Forum

Stevenston

Stevenston Creative Writing Group

Stirling

The Novel Pool

Stornoway

Stornoway Writers' Circle

Stromness

Stromness Writing Group

Troon

Troon Writers

North Uist

Uist Writers Group

West Lothian

West Lothian Writers