& photography tuition
Quietly helping you discover your own voice through creativity.
Welcome – I am a Scottish photographer, fine artist, and creative thought leader living on the Isle of Harris. I created all my creative retreats, online membership, and yearly festival from a belief that creativity is vital for well-being.
Being surrounded by like-minded creatives enriches our lives and encourages us to take time to be creative, so I love bringing people together, to quiet beautiful places to retreat and absorb nature together.
Be gently encouraged through mindful, relaxing & inspired teaching
Upcoming retreats & workshops for 2024 / 2025
Creative photography retreats, Photography Workshops, Creative art retreats, Creative writing retreats in quiet and coastal areas. Designed to give you enough space and time to hear your own inner voice and gently guided and supported by Margaret. Many of the retreats are held on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides where Margaret lives. Other locations are chosen especially for their beautiful natural and inspirational locations and are often by the sea. See below for details of all future workshops and retreats.
Harris creative retreat
June 12th-19th , 2024
£2600 – all inclusive
Single room with own bathroom
Creative Light Festival
Sept 27th-1st Oct , 2024
£950-£2350 – all inclusive
Broughton Sanctuary, North Yorkshire
Harris Creative Photography retreat
Nov 7th-13th , 2024
£1895 – all inclusive
Single room with own bathroom
One to One tuition
I offer one-to-one photography tuition and creative mentoring on the Isle of Harris in Scotland, where I live. You can book a half or whole day of my time, subject to availability.
Podcast, online community & festival
I run the popular podcast Creative Soundscapes that covers creativity and wellbeing with guests who are photographers, thought leaders, writers, painters and those in the wellbeing space. All the details to listen are below.
Creative Haven is my online community – a friendly and welcoming space for creatives and photographers who support and encourage each other. We host guests on Zoom, monthly creative prompts and regular in-person meet-ups. Join us to meet like-minded people and find gentle encouragement for your own practice. All the details are below
Creative Light is about stepping out of the every day to relight your creative spark, find joy and freedom in creativity, and get in touch with your inner voice, all with the support of a warm and nurturing team. Forest bathing walks, led photography sessions by woodland photographers, speakers to inspire and uplift, journalling & writing groups. Creativity, nature and well being become one at Broughton Sanctuary in 2024.
In 2025 the festival will move to my home of Harris with a local arts focus featuring many of the community’s incredible artists and photographers. Led trips out to the beaches and bays of Harris as well as quite probably some evening dancing!