This residency of up to six weeks is offered to a talented new writer who would benefit from time to write, as well as networking opportunities with other writers, artists and arts professionals. The emerging writer is resident alongside professional artists and writers and takes part equally in the life of Cove Park.

Alan Gillespie is using his time at Cove Park to make significant headway with his first novel, a book inspired by a story from his own family of  ‘Scotland’s first rock ‘n’ roll tragedy’. Gillespie is using his residency to research newspaper archives of the time as well as to move ahead with his draft.