Society of Authors in Scotland (SoAiS)

The SoA in Scotland (SoAiS) is a nation group of the Society of Authors.

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. Group activities are reported in the SoA's quarterly magazine, The Author.

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.

Committee elections

Read about the the SoAiS Committee elections here. Voting deadline: Thursday 29 September 2022.


The-Illustrated-Freelance-Guide.PNGResources 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 
Read the latest newsletter from Literature Alliance Scotland/Caidreabhas Litreachais Alba, here.

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. Read the Voluntary Code.

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:


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