Born and brought up in the Cotswolds, my earliest experiences
of storytelling were at my Grandad’s knee. Whilst studying for
my MA in Scottish Ethnology at Edinburgh University, I was exposed to
and inspired by some of the great Scottish storytelling tradition bearers.
During my 18 years in the field I specialised in Adult Literacy, Family
Learning and Youth and Children's work. Storytelling in these settings
was utilised as a medium to promote literacies, Issue based work and
I am a founder member
of the storytelling group BagaTelle and the charitable organisation
Young Storytellers Scotland.
I live in Bonnyrigg,
Midlothian with two dogs, a duck, two chickens, my son and an astrophysicist.
Recently I was
awarded funding by Creative Arts Scotland (Traditional Arts)
to host events across Edinburgh and the Lothians. This proved to be
well received and we have been asked to repeat performances.