Society of Authors in Scotland

Clyde Arch, Glasgow
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The national group for writers, illustrators and translators in Scotland

Members with a Scottish postcode are added to the group when they join the SoA. If you have not been added but would like to join this group, please contact us.

We offer a varied calendar of activities organised by a committee of volunteers and staff coordinator Elizabeth Frattaroli. Group activities are reported in the SoA’s quarterly magazine, The Author.

News and events

SoAiS members have exclusive access to a private Facebook group, to stay connected with other Scottish SoA members, and receive quarterly newsletters.

Events are organised throughout the year, chaired by or featuring members of the SoA in Scotland. Upcoming events can be found on the SoAiS News and Events page.

Illustrated Freelancer's Guide 2021

Resources for members

The Illustrated Freelancer’s Guide 2021 is a practical introduction to legal rights, best practices and professional troubleshooting for creative workers in Scotland. Written by Heather Parry and illustrated by Maria Stoian. @FreelanceScots

Member benefits

SoAiS members can take advantage of a number of exclusive benefits, such as events and special discounts.


The SoAiS is a network member of Publishing Scotland, and together the two organisations have produced a good practice covenant between authors and publishers in Scotland.

The SoAiS is also represented at meetings of the Literature Forum and the Scottish Parliamentary Cross Party Group on Culture and Media.

The SoAiS has partnerships with: