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John Hamilton

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Contact: heritagestories@hotmail.co.uk
Local authority: Renfrewshire
Languages: English, Scots

I am a storyteller and writer, and have been a registered professional storyteller with the Scottish Storytelling Forum since 1998. I tell stories to any audience from a wide variety of traditions, with a particular passion for using storytelling skills for cultural and natural heritage interpretation. I have also worked for extended periods in the museum sector.

I have written learning resources and the book Scottish History: Strange but True for The History Press. I have researched, designed and delivered many heritage related projects, and delivered many workshops on storytelling skills and oral history collection. I work both in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

(Works in Scots)

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; East Renfrewshire; Glasgow City; Inverclyde; Midlothian; North Ayrshire; North Lanarkshire; Renfrewshire; South Ayrshire; West Dunbartonshire; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Performance; Reading; Residency; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

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

Topics of work

Animals; Coasts, seas & oceans; Comedy, humour & funny books; Emigration & immigration; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Family; Historical fiction; History; Nature; Performance training; Rural communities

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups can work with

9-11; 12-14; 15-18; 18+

Audience size

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