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John Barrington

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Contact: sion278@btinternet.com
Local authority: Stirling
Languages: English
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I am a retired hill shepherd. As a profession, I tended to 1,000 sheep, grazing four square miles of Perthshire mountain. Now I am a published author, journalist and traditional storyteller.

Each week I present three 60 minute sessions in whisky, wine and gin. Twice a week I lead walks (with stories) for Loch Lomond National Park, and I was used as a motivational speaker by the Scottish rugby squad in the lead up to the 2015 World Cup. I am a volunteer with Trossachs Search and Rescue team. I am a first responder with the Scottish ambulance service.

Local authorities can visit

Argyll and Bute; Clackmannanshire; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Inverclyde; Midlothian; North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Perth and Kinross; Renfrewshire; Scottish Borders; Stirling; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD

Audience can work with

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

Topics of work

Animals; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; History; Mystery & thriller; Nature

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

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

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100