"Storytelling brings us together around the fire of the heart."

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About Me

In 1998, I discovered the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh and began my "apprenticeship" in the art of oral storytelling while teaching at the Edinburgh Rudolf Steiner School. In 2005, I decided to leave teaching and combine my previous roles as a mental health counsellor, teacher, and musician into a full-time storyteller. For more than fifteen years, I have worked with young people, adults, community and corporate groups across the U.K. Europe, the Middle East, and Canada. I believe strongly in the old Traveller proverb that stories are told "eye to eye, mind to mind, and heart to heart." If you're looking for heart-led storytelling for your next group or event, contact me by clicking the button below.

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A Winter Visitor shares the story of Mrs Clement, who takes in a young girl who shows up in the village after sunset one mid-October night...

Told by storyteller Michael Williams


Joel Pierce resides in Banchory, which is about ten miles southwest of Aberdeen and splits his time between his roles as a minister's husband, office manager at a software company, post-graduate student in Divinity, and pantomime dame.  

Part of the SISF Ghost Writing Competition 2016

The Tapestry House tells the tale of a Bed and Breakfast owner who learns the history of his building...

Told by storyteller Michael Williams www.michaelwilliamsstorycoaching.com 

Ewan Irvine is a Hypnotherapist and Psychic Medium working in Edinburgh and further afield. He has a great interest in the Paranormal and has investigated many a ghostly tale, as well as pen them. He is currently writing his first book entitled A Road Must Travelled, inspired by his experience of caring for his mother who suffered from dementia. ewanirvine.wixsite.com

Part of the SISF Ghost Writing Competition 2016

This is a short documentary talking about the significance of oral storytelling in Scotland.

Produced as a part of Centennial college Broadcasting program, this documentary was made possible by the contributions of the Centennial SaGE program, the collaboration with UWS, and by the allowance of the 2019 Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

Further thanks extend to the Samhuinn Fire Festival, Michael Williams and David Campbell for their time, and all the storytellers that participated in the Tales for Samhuinn event as a part of the 2019 Scottish International Storytelling Festival.

© Centennial College Broadcasting 2019