VIKINGS! At Portsoy Book Festival

That’s myself and Bjarni the Viking off to Portsoy for our storytelling and craft event at Portsoy Book Festival!

I’ve loved the stories and sagas since my time volunteering at Archaeolink and am all set to tell stories of Thor, Loki and the Ice Giants!


After their stories, the children (and adults!) attending will get the chance to make a name plate in Futhark Runes and make some butter to try after another story.

From Out of the Deep!

This summer is filling up quickly with Glastonbury, Strumpshaw, Belladrum and other wonderful places to tell stories!
I’ll be fleein back up the road to Aberdeen for the 24th July where Aberdeen Ranger Service and the Grampian Association of Storytellers will be telling tales “From Out of the Deep” – another Coasts and Waters event.


Sea Monsters and Science at Powis Community Centre

A fab time yesterday at Powis Community Centre telling stories of Science and the Sea for the University of Aberdeen!
Why the Sea is Salty, Kitty and the Blue Men and of course, Assipattle and the Mester StoorWurm – some of my favourite maritime tales. And of course, there’s usually a scientific explanation for most sea monsters.

Afterwards the children made sea life masks and joined Robogals Aberdeen to make helicopters and rockets!
One wee boy wasn’t there when the masks were being made, so I got out the clay and we made some sea monsters – I’m not sure I fancy meeting these two on Aberdeen beach!

Sea Monsters Powis Feb 2020

Some Photos from Spectra 2020

Spectra 2020

Well that’s Spectra 2020 over for another year!
Thanks to everyone who came and heard Professor Jigget and myself telling tales of mysterious beasts of the maritime!
Photos to follow, but for now, here’s what you missed.
(Much arm waving from the professor and myself about 10 seconds in!)

Spectra 2020 – Storytelling change of location

If you’re heading to Spectra this weekend (Thursday to Sunday), please note Professor Jigget and myself have been moved oot frae the cauld to the nice warmth of Marischal College foyer!
Join us for Monsters From The Deep and Stories From The Sea at 6.30, 7.30, 8.30 and 9.30pm each evening