About Us

…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. 

Have a look at previous courses and tutors and writers who credit Moniack Mhor as having helped them on their way.   

Sustainability and the Environment

At Moniack Mhor we put care for the environment at the centre of everything we do. We are located in ...

Job Opportunities

Creative Learning and Programme Manager – Creativity and Care We’re looking for an experienced and dynamic individual who will undertake ...

Meet the Team

Moniack Mhor wouldn't be the warm and welcoming place that it is without the team of people who put their ...

Patrons

Carol Ann Duffy Liz Lochhead Jackie Kay Val McDermid Mairi Hedderwick James Robertson We are honoured to have the support of ...

About the Centre

Moniack Mhor is located in the Scottish Highlands, at the top of the hill between the communities of Abriachan and ...

Find Us

Moniack Mhor is within reach of national and international air, rail and bus links at Inverness. View Larger Map Moniack ...

Funding and Support

Moniack Mhor is a registered charity, and our work would not be possible without the generous support of funders and ...

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