I grew up in Caithness, where the sea meets the sky on the far north coast and the sounds of gulls drift high above vertiginous cliffs. Exploring heather moors and stony beaches, shaped my love of the natural world and has given me a rich tapestry to draw upon in my storytelling which explores our connection with wild spaces. I love stories and day dreaming about adventures…
I am a Storyteller & forest school leader with a background in psychology and well being.
I have PVG, Current First Aid certificate and experience working with children and vulnerable adults in a variety of community settings.
Also as a John Muir Award facilitator and member of Edinburgh’s OWL community (Outdoor Woodland Learning) I enjoy creating opportunities for people to experience being in nature and sharing stories.
One of my favourite stories is The Piper of Windy Ha’ the story begins at the Faerie hill of Sysa in Caithness. My Granny told me she played there as a child, standing nearby is the old stone cottage where she was born. I visited the spot a few years ago and stared across the Pentland Firth at the view, always in my minds eye when I share this legend.
Sysa the Faerie Hill, Sarclet harbour, butterfly at Dunnet Sands, Cliffs at Duncansby
I continue to dream in a little cottage at the edge of the woods by Edinburgh’s Braid Hills.
Wild Flowers of the Braid Hills