Writing Groups in Scotland

Name Location Meeting Information Website/Email
The Fiction Writers' Club Online

A Facebook group for writers to share ideas and work.

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WriteWords Online

A longstanding web forum with online writing groups and user feedback.

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Books and Beans Poetry Group Aberdeen

The group meets at 7pm on the last Thursday of each month.

 
Grampian Association of Storytellers Aberdeen

Grampian Association of Storytellers (GAS) is a group whereby people from all walks of life come along to listen to stories, and tell stories orally.  We organise events, workshops and get-togethers, and provide professional storytellers.  GAS meets monthly.

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Lemon Tree Writers Aberdeen
The group meet at 11am on alternate Saturdays. 
 
 
North East Writers Aberdeenshire

North East Writers is a literature development agency aiming to support, promote and coordinate new writing in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, working in partnership with venues, publishers, writers' groups and individual writers based in the region. 

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Ayr Writers Club Ayr

The group welcomes new and established writers. There are speakers, workshops and informal read around nights.

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Deeside Writers Banchory The group meet on the third Tuesday of every month. 

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Spindrift Writers

Banff Please email for more information.

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Strathkelvin Writers' Group Bishopbriggs Strathkelvin Writers' Group aims to develop and encourage all forms of writing by its members: fiction, non-fiction, poetry and children's writing. 
Nethergate Writers Dundee

The Nethergate Writers meet on the last Wednesday of every month, in the Dalhousie Building at Dundee University. We welcome all types of writers, from those who have been or are hoping to be published to those who just write for their own enjoyment.

Tyne and Esk Writers

East Lothian, Midlothian Tyne and Esk Writers comprises of eight writing groups, with around 100 members in total, in Midlothian and East Lothian. Website

BAME Writers

Edinburgh

A new writers group for Black and Minority Ethnic writers. The events are free but require booking, and will take place on the third Saturday every other month from February 2019.

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Captain's Inkwell

Edinburgh

The groups meets at the City of Edinburgh Council's South Neighbourhood Office and Library [Gracemount Library] on Captain's Road every second Tuesday at 10-12pm. It's been going since 2013.

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Care Experienced Writing Classes (14 - 26 year olds)

Edinburgh

Are you aged 14 to 26? Do you like to write? Or share ideas about your favourite book, song lyrics, TV series or film? We have an exciting opportunity for Care Experienced Young People and Care Leavers who'd like to give creative writing a go. We will meet at the SPL on the first Saturday of every month, starting 2 February, 2pm to 4pm.

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Connect and Create

Edinburgh

A women only writing group (All women-only events are inclusive of Trans, Intersex women, non-binary and gender fluid people) on the first Saturday of every month at Edinburgh Central Library. It is currently fully booked with a waiting list, so will be readvertised in future when there are spaces.

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Edinburgh Writers’ Club

Edinburgh

We are a community of writers in the Edinburgh area and beyond, with an annual programme of competitions, workshops and expert speakers.  We meet every second Monday from September to May.

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Scottish Arts Club - Writers' Group

Edinburgh

The Writers' Group meets on the last Wednesday at 7pm in the Studio. All are welcome, from new writers to published authors. Free for Members, £5 per session for non-Members.

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Mothers' Poetry Writing Group

Edinburgh

A writing group with a particular focus on encouraging mothers who might ordinarily find the timings of other groups and workshops more challenging to achieve. Every third Thursday at the Scottish Poetry Library.

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Elgin Writers' Club

Elgin

Meets on alternate Wednesday evenings usually in Elgin Library from March to December each year for those who wish to write for pleasure, and perhaps profit.  Workshops, competitions, great chat and general support and encouragement to get writing!

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Erskine Writers

Erskine  

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Black Isle Writers' Group

Fortrose A writing group with regular monthly events.

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Gorbals Writing Group Glasgow

A monthly writing group meeting on Saturdays at Gorbals Library.

Glasgow SF Writers Circle Glasgow

A fortnightly workshop for writers of Science Fiction and/or Fantasy. 7.45pm every second Tuesday.

Glasgow Feminist Writers Glasgow

A monthly meeting, with feedback and discussion, for writers of prose and poetry who are feminist by belief, although feminist writing is, of course, welcome.

 

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Greenock Writers' Club

Greenock All welcome. You don’t have to be an accomplished writer to join our club. Our members are all at different stages and levels of writing. So whether your thing is poetry, short stories, writing articles or perhaps novels, please come along.

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Highland LIT

Inverness

A literary group organising writers' events, open mics and writing groups. 

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Kelso Writers Workshop Kelso

We're a group of writers in various genres and of varying experience who meet together in Kelso, in the Scottish Borders (Scotland). We aim to encourage new writers to publish and improve existing writers' writing.

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Campsie Writers' Group Lennoxtown  An informal group where Authors and prospective authors can share ideas and learn new skills.  We meet in the Lennoxtown Library Hub on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 1.30 to 3pm from January to June and September to December.  To book a free place please contact Lennoxtown Library: Tel. 0141 7773151 Email
The Pen & I Nairn

A co-operative writers group that meets weekly on Tuesday mornings (apart from the school holidays) and offers a warm welcome to anyone who wants to write in a friendly, supportive atmosphere.

Peebles Library Writing Group Peebles

First Monday of the month at  10:30am-12:30pm.

Perthshire Writers Perth

A writing group with regular events, including critique nights.

Soutar Writers' Group Perth

The group reviews the draft work of its members and offers constructive criticism and support. Members may act as proof-readers for final drafts going to publication. Membership is by invitation only, please see website for details.

Borders Writers' Forum

St Boswells

A warm welcome to both established and beginner writers at 7pm every third Thursday of the month. See website for full details or email for up to date programme.

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Stevenston Creative Writing Group
Stevenston

A community group open to all engaging in a number of topics to explore creativity with words. The meetings are weekly - Friday (10-12) at Beattie Library and it is free to join in.

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Stornoway Writers' Circle

Stornoway Every Tuesday from 7-9pm at An Lanntair, welcome to anyone over the age of 16. No need to book, just turn up.

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West Lothian Writers West Lothian The group normally meet every second Tuesday to offer advice and support to each other.  

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This is not a complete list of writing groups in Scotland. If you'd like to see your writing group listed on this page, please email lynsey.may@scottishbooktrust.com.