Glenelg Colloquia provide
Study and Activity Holidays for Student, Academic and Business
Groups in one of the most scenic and congenial corners of
the Scottish Highlands and Islands.
Our courses are tailored to your requirements.
They can be as short as a three-day weekend, or as long as
a full College Semester. Our most popular course is of two
Glenelg Colloquia will provide your group
with full accommodation and catering for your stay. We will
collect you from and return you to any of the main Scottish
cities or airports, and all local transportation is laid on
as required on a daily basis.
With Glenelg Colloquia you will gain first-hand
experience of a unique area of Northern Europe. Here in the
Scottish Highlands you will be able to experience an environment
of mountains and sea-lochs, and a culture of a remarkable
people - the Scottish Gaels. It is this environment and that
culture that will be the subjects of your study.
Study Program Principals
Eddie Stiven is one of Scotland's leading
playwrights and a well-known writer and lecturer in Scottish
Theatre and Scottish Cultural Studies. His first play, "Tamlane"
was produced in 1981 to high critical acclaim, and since then
he has regularly written for the Stage, Radio and Television.
His most recent work, "The Play o the Wather" was
premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2002, and revived
at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh and the Tron Theatre
in Glasgow in the summer of 2003. His inspiration is varied,
but he tends to specialise in themes of Celtic Myth and Legend.
He lectures both in Scotland and abroad,
and was most recently Visiting Professor of Theatre Arts at
Portland State University, Oregon. In addition he acts as
Director of Scottish Programs for Lewis and Clark College,
also in Portland, Oregon, USA.
Donna Stiven has had many years experience
in Arts, Crafts and Catering. Her business, Glenelg Candles,
which she set up in 1980, has a high reputation not only as
a producer of hand-crafted candles, but also as an award-winning
Arts and Crafts exhibition centre.
Donna is a graduate of Newcastle School
of Art, and has like her husband, has also taught both in
the UK and abroad.
Donna and Eddie have a son, Calum. He swims,
plays rugby, and is a pupil at Plockton High School.. They
have two dogs called Aoife and Emer.