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Dougie Strang

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Argyll and Bute
Languages: English
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I am a writer and storyteller, and my first book, The Bone Cave: A Journey through Myth and Memory, was published by Birlinn in 2023. I also write for online journal Bella Caledonia, and for The Dark Mountain Project. My essay, ‘At Dairmaid’s Grave’ was included in Antlers of Water: Writing on the Nature and Environment of Scotland.

I have a background in the study of folklore, with an MA from the University of Edinburgh, and have given talks, told stories and run workshops at various festivals and events. Much of my work, whether written or performed, is inspired by the natural and cultural ecology of Scotland’s remote and wild places. I also work with organisations such as Wild Journeys and Three Streams to facilitate wholehearted encounters with those places. 

Local authorities will 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 will deliver

Chairing events; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Topics of work

Activism & protest; Adventure; Biography & memoir; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; History; Nature; Rural communities; Travel writing

Age groups published for


Age groups will work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

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