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Judy Paterson

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Contact: judyannpaterson@icloud.com
Local authority: Fife
Languages: English
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I have lived in Australia and Papua New Guinea and otherwise travelled widely enjoying a variety of careers including teaching and bookselling. My works include cookery books, a series of illustrated Scottish Folktales, a life of Burns and The History of Scotland for Children. Most recently published, Scottish Folk Tales for Children celebrates my career as a professional storyteller in the oral tradition.

Aside from Scottish folktales, my repertoire includes tales from around the world including Papua New Guinea and of course, the Dreamtime stories from Australia. I have visited schools, libraries and festivals throughout Scotland and abroad. 

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Clackmannanshire; Dundee; East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Fife; Midlothian; Moray; Perth and Kinross; Scottish Borders; Stirling; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Mentoring; Performance; Reading; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; English as an additional language (EAL); Outdoor learning; Adults with additional support needs; Prisoners & young offenders; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Animals; Childhood; Coasts, seas & oceans; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Food; Friendship; History

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

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

Audience size

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