Dougie is a warm and dynamic storyteller, renowned for regaling audiences across Scotland and Europe, with age-old tales made fresh for modern times.
As well as crafting storytelling shows for the Edinburgh Fringe and other contemporary festivals, he utilises a background in community development, youth work and outdoor adventure, to deliver story-centred learning programmes and workshops, adaptable to group interests and needs.
Equally at home performing, running workshops or encouraging participants to create their own stories, Dougie has a diverse storytelling CV. Common to all his work is a love of story and its potency in creating shared moments of wonder and empowerment in everyday life.
Creating a storytelling resource for dementia care staff, delivering a storytelling and "wolf tracking" weekend, and curating a show on Scottish mythological creatures highlight some current projects.
Specialities include Scottish folk tales and myth, environmental projects and social engagement.