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Louisa MacDougall

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Contact: louisa.author@outlook.com
Local authority: Na h-Eileanan Siar (Western Isles)
Languages: English
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I am the author of three children’s fiction books: Rory and the Snack Dragons (the first in a chapter book series for age 6+), The Great Auk’s Great Escape and The Highland Cowgirl (picture books). My writing has been shortlisted for the Kelpies, Writing Magazine and Searchlight prizes.

My stories explore themes of friendship, determination and adventure and are inspired by rural family life (I live in the Outer Hebrides) and Scotland’s landscape and heritage.

Events aim to inspire and celebrate reading for pleasure. For younger children this can include songs, games, drama and crafting linked to one or all of my books, while older children’s sessions can focus on creative writing, particularly around environmental themes.

As a journalist, I am enthusiastic about news gathering and can also support learning around factual writing and media/newspaper projects.

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

Mentoring; Panel event; Reading; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

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

Topics of work

Animals; Childhood; Coasts, seas & oceans; Comedy, humour & funny books; Editing & editing your own work; Environment & climate; Family; Fantasy; First experiences for younger readers; Food; Friendship; Gender equality; History; Island communities; Loneliness & isolation; Nature; Picture books; Publishing & getting published

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

0-2; 3-5; 6-8; 9-11

Audience size

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