***To apply for a place on INTO THE LIGHT YOGA & CREATIVE WRITING ONE DAY RETREAT on 3rd February 2018 at David Lloyd Newhaven Harbour in Edinburgh, Scotland please send an email to noelle.harrison5@gmail or call 07391031652 ***


*£80 per person with 10% discount for David Lloyd Members

*Early Bird Offer: £65 per person (extended until 8th January 2018)

*4 student /low income places first come basis: £50 per person

Numbers are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!


**2017 applications for PICTURE THIS! have now closed. Thank you for your interest.**

To apply for Picture This! The Art of Short Story Writing on 18th & 19th November in Bergen, Norway please send an email to with one or two sentences on yourself and why you would like to do the course. (You can write your email in English or Norwegian.) As numbers are limited on the workshop we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

We are now offering one Scholarship place of 1000 NOK on Picture This writing course on 18th & 19th November. The scholarship will be awarded to either a full time student or an unemployed person.

To apply please send an email to in Norwegian or English and send us a brief one page letter detailing your studies / financial circumstances and why you feel you would benefit from the scholarship.

Applications for the Scholarship close on Monday 6th November at 1700 hrs. **


**2017 applications for our Spring Retreat have now closed. Thank you for your interest.**


Application and Financial Aid

To apply for a place on the First Days of Spring Creative Writing Retreat please fill in the application form.

Click Here To Apply

We encourage writers to apply who have strong interest in and passion for the practice of creative writing, regardless of publication history.

Application Deadline: Midnight, February 16th

Payment Deadline: February 17th

Once we have accepted your application, you can secure your place by paying the retreat fee. All retreat fees must be paid in full by February 17th at the latest.

Financial Aid Deadline: February 16th

As writers ourselves, we know how hard it can be to combine writing and making a living, so we are offering two £100 scholarships for this retreat. One of these will be awarded to a migrant writer (a writer who was not born in the UK) who is now resident in the UK. To apply, please fill in the application form, and also send us a brief one-page letter detailing your financial circumstances and why you feel you would benefit from a scholarship. Financial aid applications are due February 16th.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Scottish Borders!