This series of residencies starts in May and runs through until August 2012 and is for writers to spend time on their own projects in the supportive interdisciplinary environment of Cove Park. Writers based in Scotland are eligible, and this year the three writers come from the fields of both prose and poetry and are staying for between two and five weeks to work on their specific projects. The residencies are for professional writers in mid-career, although occasionally an emerging writer of outstanding talent is awarded one. Previous Scottish writer residents include Rodge Glass and Alasdair Gray.