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Donald McKay

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Contact: steveandblaze@outlook.com
Local authority: Highland
Languages: English
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My name is Donald McKay and my job is chief tin opener and tennis ball launcher to Blaze Dog detective and his hapless assistant Laoch, the most famous Border Collies on the Isle of Skye. I'm also their typist.

In addition, we write a monthly feature article for iScot magazine. 

 I have experience of story telling for children, and have had a series played out on radio Skye in which I narrate Blazes books.

In addition, I have stage experience and public speaking experience, so am unlikely to suffer from stage fright.

I also work with children here on site on a daily basis and know how to involve them in whatever activities we are doing.

The dogs are of course very well behaved, completely comfortable in crowds, and even trained to pose for photographs.

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; Dumfries and Galloway; Dundee; East Ayrshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Inverclyde; Midlothian; Moray; Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles); North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Orkney Islands; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Shetland; South Ayrshire; South Lanarkshire; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Reading; Talk

Topics of work

Adventure; Animals; Crime fiction; Mystery & thriller

Age groups published for

Children; Adults

Age groups can work with

0-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100; 100-500