Life in the Time of Coronavirus

The Moniack Mhor writers group, led by Cynthia Rogerson, has been meeting remotely during the Lockdown. They have been writing pieces inspired by the situation. This piece is by Anne-Mary Paterson. We’ll be presenting more of these as we go along, so keep an eye on the blog.  In some…

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Words from the Hill Ceilidh

To celebrate the end of our Spring Residency Month, we held a ceilidh in Abriachan Village Hall, where we brought together some of the writers, singers and poets who had been sharing the space at Moniack Mhor these past few weeks. If you were there, then you’ll know just how…

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Tales of the North Coast

  Alan Temperley writes a blog post for us about his time as an English teacher in Farr Secondary School and the creation of a fantastic collection of tales, told by his pupils. We’d like to thank Alan for writing this and for his patience.   A  Surprise  Success   For…

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Bearmouth by Liz Hyder

Liz Hyder was the joint winner of the Emerging Writer Award this year, along with Hanna Randall. Liz has recently found a publisher for her book Bearmouth at Puskin Press. We thought we’d have a chat with Liz and ask her about it. Tell us a bit about yourself. Are…

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The Bridge Awards Emerging Writer Prize

Rue Baldry was the winner of the Emerging Writer Award last year. Here, she writes about her experiences throughout the year. This was originally posted on Rue’s website. I have come to the end of my year as the The Bridge/Moniack Mhor Emerging Writer. It has been amazing. I really…

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The Distance

Guest post by musician Phil Langran on his experiences at Moniack Mhor.    In February 2017 I travelled from home in Nottingham to attend my first Moniack Mhor song-writing course with with Kathryn Williams, Roddy Woomble and Rachel Sermanni  Like many others, I arrived full of that woozy ‘oh goodness what…

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Shockstarre to song in 30 minutes

In April 2016, Heather Fyson attended a songwriting retreat here at Moniack Mhor, now she has just released her first album. Heather talks here about how her experiences at Moniack Mhor have helped her shape her work. A songwriting week at Moniack Mhor with Karine Polwart & Findlay Napier, Mike…

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