Isle of Iona

Argyll Hotel Retreats


Iona Writing Retreats 2017.

New Retreat date for Angela Locke’s course!

May 1st- 5th 2017 Argyll Hotel Iona

 Good news! We are now also running a May Retreat as well as September, from the 1st -5th May, the 17th  Writers’Course, and once again at the wonderful Argyll Hotel on the magical island of Iona.

Please note that the September 2017 Writers’ Retreat 1-6 September, is now full, although you can contact Angela to be put on the waiting list.

For May reservations, contact Angela Locke to check there are still places, direct on email at or through the Argyll Hotel,  Iona, 01681 700334, or through their website.


Come and be inspired!


Based at the beautiful Argyll Hotel, Angela Locke has been holding her very popular retreats on Iona for 16 years. She is a member of the Society of Authors, a widely published novelist, travel writer, journalist and poet, with an MA in Creative Writing. Angela is an experienced tutor leading international retreats in Britain and France, beginning with the British/ American Writers Retreat in 2000 which she co-hosted on Iona. Beginners, improvers and published authors and poets are all warmly welcomed.


I was struck throughout the course by your love and generosity to all. I cannot imagine a more nurturing or supportive environment in which to write and be generally creative…


Thank you for your wonderful ability to create an encouraging and positive ambience...


Thank you so much for a wonderful few days on Iona…


Thank you for another fabulous course, Angela!


Thank you for such a happy time. All your hard work and inspiration – I feel so lucky to have shared this time with you and everyone on this special island, all the poetry and friendship….


Thank you for inviting me to Iona, and introducing me to its intangible magic and incredible beauty. It has been a time filled with love and light and laughter, the sounds and sights, of stimulation and inspiration much appreciated and enjoyed…


Angela Locke on or (01768) 779901 (office hours)