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Creative retreats in Knoydart, Scotland

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We have relaunched our retreats following the postponement of the inaugural sessions because of the global pandemic.


The first SONGWRITING retreats for The Knoydart Retreat are now scheduled for April, June and September 2021. Bookings are now open here.

We chose this extraordinary location for a reason. From the moment you step onto the peninsula you enter a treasured environment. Cut off from the mainland with no roads in or out, and only accessible by boat or a two day hike, this truly is ‘Scotland’s last great wilderness’. Where better to unlock creativity.

The aim of our retreats is to take creatives away from life’s distractions and to create an environment that allows them to fully immerse themselves in their craft.

Each retreat will be mentored by a different award winning, internationally recognised artist. 


Songwriting attendees will get the opportunity to have a one-to-one session with our Writers in Residence to talk in depth about their own songwriting, any creative struggles they may be experiencing and to receive advice and constructive critique. Anyone needing professional guidance and career advice can also arrange a one-to-one with Duncan Lewis Co-Founder.

On the final night we put on a live concert where the Writer in Residence and the attendees can perform their favourite songs of the retreat to a live audience.

Then add to the mix great food, conversation, adventure, BBQ’s on the beach, whisky by the fire, new friendships, laughter, walking in the hills, star gazing, the chance to see the Northern Lights, spectacular sunrises and sunsets and rainbows like you’ve never seen… this really will be an inspiration week in the wilderness.

For more information on the retreats please check out THE KNOYDART RETREAT

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