Ross-shire Writers 

We’re a small group of writers in the Dingwall area who like to meet weekly to read and listen to each others’ work. Members come and go, so the group tends to stay at around ten – no more than can fit around a table. RW welcomes new members as long as there is mutual respect: we come to listen as well as to read. Several of our members have gone on to win prizes and publish their work nationally. 

The year is divided into four ‘terms’ and members are asked to pay a term fee (currently £20). This money is spent occasionally on inviting a guest writer/tutor to work with the group on new creative approaches. .If you are an active writer (whether it’s novels, shorter fiction, poetry, drama or scripts) and live close to Dingwall why not get in touch? We meet for 2 hours every Thursday morning....


In common with all other groups we have suspended our face-to-face meetings for the foreseeable future. However, we continue to set ourselves motivational writing projects which we share by email. Some of us also meet weekly using Zoom; it's great to 'see' each other, even virtually, and once we have the go-ahead we will meet again - in person, and safely!

For more information about Ross-shire Writers, please contact the Secretary, Louise James.  (clouisejames@btinternet.com)


Ross-shire Writers has published four anthologies, with the latest, 'Between the Lines' now available to buy. Please click on Publications for more details.  










Catriona Tawse

Our long-standing member Catriona passed away in November 2018 after a short illness. Her wonderful storytelling skills, humour and kindess are missed by her many friends. Catriona's legacy will live on in the form of an anthology of short stories,  Place with no Name. published just prior to her final illness.

An unnamed west coast village is the setting for humorous, poignant, and at times dark stories, all taking place towards the end of the 20th Century leading up to the millennium. 
















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