Writing retreats in Scotland

Sometimes, we all need a chance to break away from our normal routine. A writer’s retreat is the perfect opportunity to spend some concentrated time on your writing in beautiful, inspiring surroundings.

Here are some of the retreats Scotland has to offer. We curate this list but don't run the retreats themselves. Want to share one with us? Email andrew.blair@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window).

Argyll and Bute

Cove Park


Writers' HQ


Writers' HQ


Iona Retreat

Scottish Highlands

Moniack Mhor Creative Writing Centre

Further Information

Supported by Creative Scotland, Scottish Book Trust also offers the Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship(this will open in a new window). The fellowship consists of four residencies of one month each at the Hôtel Chevillon International Arts Centre at Grez-sur-Loing in France.