30 YEARS OF MONIACK MHOR
"Come on a journey to 1993: crofting tales linger but now the smell of paint is fresh in the air, the final pictures are being hung on stone walls and there is frantic unpacking of auction house crockery and cutlery. We welcome our first course, led by Liz Lochead, Roger McGough and the late Aonghas MacNeacail"
30 YEARS OF MONIACK MHOR
"Once a working croft of cattle barn and cottage, the buildings fell into disrepair in the 60s, until it was discovered by Kit and Sophia Fraser in 1991."
"To have someone take my work seriously and help me try and improve was a real confidence boost"
See Opportunities for Young Writers
"I hesitated applying for a bursary, I wasn’t sure if it was meant for me but it was a simple process that I’d recommend to anyone who may need some financial help. You never know where a course may lead you."
Find out about our Bursary Scheme
Support for Writers
"The team at Moniack Mhor, with great care and thoughtfulness, have not only created a magical and functional space for the imagination, but also a refuge for genuine human connections.”
Find out about our residency and awards programme
Moniack Mhor is Scotland’s National Writing Centre. Based in the beautiful Scottish Highlands, we run courses in a range of genres tutored by some of the finest authors in the UK and beyond. With workshops and one to one tutorials, our courses provide an atmosphere to fully immerse yourself in your writing. The centre also offers writing retreats providing time and space, free from distractions, where you will find yourself part of a nurturing writing community. Other support offered by Moniack Mhor includes awards, bursaries, professional residencies to develop works in progress and a programme for young writers.
ONLINE: FICTION KICK-START
Get your fiction writing year off to a flying start with award-winning author Cynthia Rogerson. Suitable for complete beginners as well as any writer who feels they’ve lost their way. With guest reader Andrew Greig
ONLINE: HOLLIE McNISH
In this one-hour online session delivered via Zoom, writer Hollie McNish will read from her work and be in conversation with Michael Pedersen, writer and tutor of Moniack in a Month: Poetry. Includes a short time for questions from our audience.
Forget the festive rush, and come to Moniack Mhor for some writing instead. This could be the perfect gift to yourself – time, space, and the permission to write, with festive treats laid on!
ALBUM OUT NOW
Under the guidance of singer-songwriter and record producer Boo Hewerdine, and facilitated by Moniack Mhor, twelve gifted singer-songwriters have created a genre-defying collaborative album, developed through Stages, a writing, production and performance programme for emerging songwriters. The album is widely available from 17th November, and you can listen here.
FINISHING YOUR NOVEL
Mon 5th Feb - Sat 10th Feb
Navigate the final stretch of your novel-writing journey with expert guidance. Our intensive workshop series will equip you with the tools to overcome hurdles, refine your narrative, and reach the triumphant finish line.
YOUNG WRITERS' CAFE
Join Cailean as they help you craft the perfect thriller – we’ll explore building tension, creating a chilling villain, plotting with twists and turns, and starting your story with a bang.