Iona photography copyright of Sir Malcolm McGregor

Dates for September are 31st of August to 5th September 2019, and will be run by me as usual, with the able assistance of David Clemson.

I do hope you may be able to come to one or other of those courses, or both, as I have so enjoyed spending time with many of you on that magical island in the past! This second course may be very suitable for partners too, though of course they will always be welcome on any course, participating or not.

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Iona Retreat 2019 news

Many of you have asked about next year’s dates for the Iona writing course. The May dates are 25th to 30th May, when I will be running my usual course, I hope with the able assistance of David Clemson. At the end of the end of the course, I will have two days break. Then, I am delighted to tell you, Sir Malcolm MacGregor, the internationally famous photographer, who has specialised in photography and writing about the Hebrides, and is the author of ‘Mull, Iona and Staffa’, will be running a very special Writing and Photography course with me from the 1st to 5th June. It will be an extension to my usual Iona writing course, which will run as normal, but this time I will be running the second course in conjunction with the Argyll Hotel, who will provide the whole package including meals. Some people may wish to come just on my usual Writing course, where the booking system etc will be the same as always, while others may prefer the four-day Writing and Photography module through the hotel. Some may wish to come to both, and take a two-day break between, perhaps for exploration of Mull or further afield in the Hebrides. Malcolm MacGregor’s books are bestsellers. He himself is steeped in the history and landscape of the Hebrides and Scotland, and he is Chief of the Clan Gregor. He lives in the Borders and is married to the BBC newscaster Fiona Armstrong, who is Chief of the Clan Armstrong.

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Bi-Annual Iona Writing Retreat - 2-7 May & 1-6 September 2018.

Good news! We are now also running a May Iona Retreat in addition to September, from the 2nd-7th May, 2018, the 18th Writers’Course, and once again at the wonderful Argyll Hotel on the magical island of Iona. The September retreat runs between 1-6 September 2018 at the same venue.

For reservations, you will find a booking form and instructions within the Spring and Autumn PDF Brochures. Click and browse below


The Rydal Hall 'Landscape and Inspiration' Retreat is now also open for bookings and will run from 20-22nd July 2018. Download the PDF brochure below for full details.


Angela looks forward to welcoming you to the fifth meeting of Autumn Term 2017 on Thursday 23rd November, from 10.30am-1.30pm at Mungrisdale Village Hall. Newcomers warmly welcomed.

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