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Mairi Hedderwick

Language: English, Scots
Genre: Animals, Humour, Local Interest, Scotland
Age group: 3-5, 6-8

In this event Mairi Hedderwick brings her most famous character, Katie Morag(this will open in a new window), to Authors Live. Mairi shares her thoughts on island life, tells the wonderful story of Tiresome Ted and even brings Katie's prize possession along for the day.

If you only do one thing

If you are pushed for time but would like to do an activity inspired by Mairi's event, why not try this creative writing task?

Write a postcard LIT 1-20a, LIT 1-24a

Ask pupils to imagine they are on holiday at the Isle of Struay and to write a postcard home to a friend. Pupils could tell their friends what they have been up to, what the weather is like, if they are missing anything and whether or not they have met Katie Morag!

For shorter clips from this event visit the BBC Scotland Learning(this will open in a new window) website.

A full transcript is available to download.

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