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Eileen Budd

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Contact: eileenbudd@gmx.co.uk
Local authority: Angus
Languages: English, Scots
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Eileen is a Scottish author, artist and storyteller with over 20 years experience working with national museums.

She was raised in Perthshire in a family with a tradition of maintaining oral storytelling practises, Eileen specialises in traditional Scottish folklore, folk traditions, folk objects, origin stories and ancient Scottish legends.

She uses storytelling, illustration and historic object handling to help bring these stories to life for a range of audiences, including early years, primary and high school students and adults.

Her illustrated book Ossian Warrior Poet is a new edition of the Poems of Ossian, reworked for a new generation. It's available to buy through her heritage press publisher: Wide Open Sea.

The book brings the tales of 3rd Century Scottish warrior chiefs and their army of heroes to life through colourful artwork, maps, and new commentaries.

Eileen is an experienced workshop facilitator. If you would like to work with her to create a bespoke event or storytelling session for adults or children, please get in touch.

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

Chairing events; Panel event; Performance; Professional development, CLPL or CPD; Reading; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Outdoor learning; Reluctant readers; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)

Topics of work

Adventure; Animals; Coasts, seas & oceans; Emigration & immigration; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; History; Island communities; Love & romance; Mystery & thriller; Nature; Rural communities; Wars & conflicts

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; 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; 500+