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 weeks duration

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.