These residencies of up to six weeks each are awarded to writers based in Scotland. They offer support to an established writer of poetry, fiction or drama at a critical point in their career, providing opportunities for networking and building connections with other artists and writers, as well as undisturbed and unstructured solitude.

At Cove Park Jen Hadfield is working on the second draft of her debut novel Tied Island, set in depression-era Canada. She has also received a Dewar Award to produce a solo exhibition of Shetland ex-votos in the style of sacred Mexican folk art, incorporating rubrics of very short fiction. The cross-disciplinary context of Cove Park brings additional inspiration for this project.