Embrace Creativity and Serenity on the Isle of Harris Women-Only Creative Retreat – June 12th-19th, 2024 

Escape the hustle and bustle of the modern world and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the Isle of Harris with a bespoke women-only retreat. This unique experience, led by artists Margaret Soraya, Lesley Lintott, and Carien Borst, promises not only a break from the routine but a deep dive into your creative potential.


  • Located on the Isle of Harris, this retreat offers inspiring scenery, providing the perfect backdrop to recharge and focus on your creativity.
  • Activities include art journaling, outdoor sketching, and photography, encouraging participants to explore new creative avenues and find their artistic voice.
  • Comfortable self-catering accommodation by the water’s edge with en-suite facilities, delicious home-cooked meals, and picturesque walks from the door.
  • Limited to 8 participants, the retreat includes pick-up from Stornoway or Tarbert, all meals, creative activities, art supplies, outdoor excursions, and inspirational sessions.
  • Exclusions are travel to Harris and camera insurance.

Is This for You?

  • You seek restoration and recharging amid ocean surroundings and creative immersion.
  • You find yourself at a crossroads, needing time for reflection and to discover new directions.
  • You crave more room for creativity in your life or are in search of inspiration.
  • You simply desire time out in a beautiful place with like-minded individuals.

Meet the Leaders:

  • Margaret Soraya: An expert in encouraging and inspiring others, Margaret specializes in helping individuals find their voice and align with core values. With a deep love for creativity and the coast, Margaret’s connection with the Isle of Harris ensures a special and quiet retreat experience.
  • Lesley Lintott: A St Ives creative retreat leader, Lesley, combines her artistic skills with smartphone and mixed-media sketching. With a background as a vet and person-centered counselor, she now shares her love for nature and inspires others through creativity.
  • Carien Borst: Another St Ives creative retreat leader, Carien, is a visual artist creating intuitive oil paintings and ‘soul landscapes.’ After a career in mental health management, she follows her heart, finding inspiration outdoors and by the sea.

What’s on Offer:

  • A relaxed retreat with optional activities, allowing participants to make the most of their time on this beautiful island.
  • Accommodation on the water’s edge with seals, birds, and sheep as neighbors, providing immersion in nature and creative inspiration.
  • Activities include visits to local art studios, walks in nature, inspirational talks, and creative activities like sketching, journaling, or photography.
  • The retreat emphasizes finding one’s creative voice, with a high leader-to-participant ratio for personalized experiences.
  • Highlights include meeting local artists, exploring Harris’s beautiful beaches, and ample time for unwinding and creative rest.

Embark on a journey of self-discovery and creative exploration on the Isle of Harris. This women-only retreat promises a unique blend of serenity, inspiration, and artistic growth in one of the most breathtaking locations in the UK. More details here