Welcome to Creative Communities

Inspired by the national initiative, Year of Creative Scotland 2012Creative Communities is a project hosted by St Columba’s School, Kilmacolm, which aims to encourage people, especially young people, to enjoy the power of storytelling. Stories, of course, are not limited to the written word. They can be told in song, a six-frame cartoon, a photograph or a film.

Why Stories?

People live and leave their stories and a community is a place where stories collect. In discovering and animating the stories of the people and the place we share our hopes, our fears, and our histories. We entertain, we teach and we learn.

Writer in Residence: Kirstin Zhang

Kirstin studied at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London and completed a MLitt in Creative Writing at the University of Glasgow. In 2005 she won the Scotsman Orange Short Story Award and in 2012 was chosen by GQ, Soho House and Landrover in their search for new literary talent. She is a member of the National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE).


The panels of our website were designed by Liv Wan.