Eilean Shona has a rich cultural programme of workshops and residencies and Eilean Shona’s cultural focus remains a central theme. Artists and writers taking part have included Louisa Young, Ben Rivers, Ayan Farah, Paul Kindersly, Laura Lancaster, Pep Duran Esteva, Carmen Galofre and many more.


Shona Artists Residency Programme

The island has long been an inspiration for artists and writers and to build on this legacy we are launching an annual residency programme from March 2021.

More details on the residency programme and application


Shona Retreats

Courses, led by experienced teachers, will focus on exploring creativity in this truly unique island setting. Cut off from the world and all its stresses, you will be immersed in nature and surrounded by wildlife. Retreats are aimed at both the beginner and those with more experience.

Writing workshops have been led by Amy Liptrot, Raffaella Barker, Hilary Boyd and Freya North. Our next writing workshop will take place in the autumn of 2020.

More detailed information on Shona Retreats


Shona Projects

Between 2015 and 2017, we hosted Shona Projects, curated by Emma McIntyre & Matilda Strang.

More information on Shona Projects