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Muses  in the Highlands
March 3rd-10th, 2023
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In early March, 2020 eighteen women of all ages came together for a week of intensive writing and enchantment in the Scottish Highlands. The collective creative energy of unfettered femininity ignited inspiration like no other force.

Now we are heading back, brimming with inspiration...

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Head Instructor:

Professor Rebecca Fortnum

MA (Oxon), MFA, PhD

artist, writer and academic at the

Glasgow School of Art



Muses in the Highlands is a visual arts retreat designed to inspire the imagination and focus creativity. Purposefully scheduled in the chilly month of March (daffodil season!), you’ll soon be cozied up in a chair, wrapped in tartan, sipping a scotch with pen and paper in hand-- or perhaps braving the glorious coastline for what is arguably the freshest sea air in the world, letting the romantic, windy coast inspire your visions to life.


The retreat features a series of classes led by world renowned instructors, as well as personal time for art making, conversation and adventures. Situated on a gothic coastline which boasts a medieval castle, an ancient abbey, and graveyard haunted by the ghost of the anglo-saxon warriors buried within.


Request Brochure

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For the safety and security, we request you fill out this form honestly to receive a brochure for the retreat. Thank you for helping us keep Muses Escape a safe, vibrant, and thriving community.

Please Note:

This is a women and femme identifying event only.

Muses Escape stands in strong solidarity with our LGBTQ community.

This retreat is sold out!

Rates start at: $1585 for single occupancy for the week

Includes all workshops, accommodations, and all meals by our extraordinary private chef.

Travel and art material expenses not included.

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