…A place of rare space and weather-wildness and beauty. Something magical and good always happens here.Ali Smith
Moniack Mhor has a past steeped in stories. A former croft, it is built on the site of an ancient baron’s house, surrounded by fields rich in the remains of Bronze Age civilisations. Its conversion into a haven for writers began in 1992, when founders Kit and Sophia Fraser led fundraising efforts including a 24-hour poetry recital by almost 160 people. From its first course in 1993, Moniack Mhor operated in partnership with Arvon until 2014. In 2015 it transitioned to independence with the support of Creative Scotland, who continue to support Moniack Mhor with grant funding as one of its regularly funded organisations.
Our programme supports writers working at all levels. We place equality and accessibility at the centre of all our work, including offering a bursary scheme for individuals to whom fees may present a barrier. We also run several awards and fellowships to support both emerging and professional writers.