In 1995 I was by happenstance formally reconstituted as a traditional Scottish storyteller by Donald Smith. I and artistic partner Amu Logotse wanted to put a visual arts exhibition in the Netherbow Arts Centre. Donald agreed on condition they both performed in that year's storytelling festival. Amu is a very experienced teller. I scraped by, but found I had an aptitude, so I began to work on developing a good repertoire and telling skills.

I have performed in about 30 Scottish castles and museums, 20 libraries, about 200 schools, folk festivals and other venues, including storytelling and other festivals in Prince Edward Island, Milton Keynes, The Netherlands, New Hampshire, Russia, Sweden and numerous Scottish festivals. In the Russian Urals city of Perm I created a Festival of Scottish Culture, and at different times took there storytellers Donnie Shedlarz Henderson and Michael Kerins and singer Christine Kydd. I have worked jointly with several other Scotland-based storytellers.

I created and ran a storytelling festival and two storytelling clubs in Glasgow, and have been Vice Chair and Treasurer of the Scottish Storytelling Forum. In 2006 I set up two Scottish Storytelling Internet Radio Stations. I edited a 'How To Storytell' pack, and recorded tales from various tellers for a Forum book and CD, and has published several other storytelling CDs.

I have created and run numerous school projects that combine traditional story elements and creative writing. I wrote and delivered a major performance event with three primary schools on Bute.

And lots of other stuff!

for several tales of Easter Ross