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Glasgow Women’s Library
is a vibrant information hub housing a lending library, archive collections and contemporary and historical artefacts relating to women’s lives, histories and achievements.
Highland Archive Centre
Based in Inverness, the Highland Archive Centre is responsible for collecting, preserving and making accessible archives relating to the history of the Highlands.
Archives in the care of the centre consist of documents in different formats from charts, minute books, correspondence and accounts, to maps, photographs and films. Official records created by The Highland Council and its predecessors, the former counties of Sutherland, Ross and Cromarty, Inverness-shire and Nairnshire dating from 1890 to 1975 are held here as well as records filed by the eleven burghs within those countries, the earliest of which dates from the 13th century.
Scottish Book Trust
Reading, writing and learning in Scotland plus the 50 Word Fiction competition
Writers' Retreats Caithness Writers
Members meet every second Monday in the Assembly Rooms, Wick, at 7pm.
The group meets once a fortnight from September to May at Elgin Library on Wednesdays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.
Federation of Writers (Scotland)
The Federation of Writers (Scotland) is an organisation dedicated to making the written and spoken word available to the public of Scotland, with respect for diversity and recognition of additional support needs.
The Federation aims to support writers by making the whole process much easier to negotiate, from starting to write to publication.
ForWords - The Forres Writers Group
Aims to promote new writing in Scotland, support new writers, share information, give constructive criticism and invite local authors to speak. Meets in the British Legion Committee Room, Sanquhar Road, Forres
Highland Literary Salon
Not-for-profit group founded in 2009 from a small group of writers meeting in Inverness. Its aim was to have a group where writerly types - both new and established- could discuss all aspects of writing life as well as networking and supporting each other. Monthly events, usually on the 3rd Tuesday at the Glen Mhor Hotel in Inverness, feature authors, publishers, agents, and others in the writing realm. A Q&A session is usually included. The meetings are open to anyone with an interest in the subject/speaker, and there is currently no charge. There is often a workshop on a specific topic before the main event, given by the evening's guest, for which a nominal fee is payable.
Scottish Association of Writers
The Scottish Association of Writers is an organisation that has been promoting writing in Scotland since 1969. Every year, SAW holds an annual conference in March which can be attended by writers who are members of clubs affiliated to the association.
Moniack Mhor, 14 miles from Inverness, ran its first course in 1993. Since then the centre has run creative writing courses tutored by some of the finest authors in the UK and beyond.