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Born and raised in rural Scotland, Peter’s father organised ceilidhs with Hamish Henderson in the 1950s. When Peter began telling stories in the 1980's he learned stories from the descendants of the...

RYAN VAN WINKLE is a poet, live artist, podcaster and critic living in Edinburgh. His second collection, The Good Dark, won the Saltire Society's 2015 Poetry Book of the Year award.His poems have...

Simon Varwell is a travel writer living in Inverness. He was born in 1978 and grew up on the isle of Benbecula in the Western Isles. He is married and works in the university and college sector, a...

I was born in 1975 and grew up in a small village in North East Fife. After completing a degree in English at Glasgow University, I moved to New Zealand for a couple of years and trained as a...

I come from Germany and have now lived in Scotland for ten years. My repertoire centres around Grimm’s tales, Glasgow’s old stories and myths and legends of Skye learned from the renowned Skye...

I was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne – a child of the 60’s just too young to appreciate it! I joined the police in the early 80’s, serving in both Northumbria and Grampian forces but in 1987 I met my...

I live in the Orkney Islands most of the time but am also to be found in Edinburgh and London. I am married to Lib Dem politician Jim Wallace (now Lord Wallace of Tankerness) but I use the title of...

I was born in Kent in 1943. After school, followed by University in Swansea, South Wales, I worked as a fisheries volunteer in Sierra Leone, West Africa for two years. I came to Aberdeen in 1968 to...

Chuck Warren tells stories from the Ottawa tradition as these are less well known than the stories from other groups like the Sioux and Navaho of North America. These stories range from a time before...

I was born, raised and educated in Aberdeen, and did a PhD in Cambridge on the poetry of Hugh MacDiarmid. About that time I also received an Arts Council bursary for my own poetry and was an early...

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