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Pauline Cordiner

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Contact: paulinecordiner@gmail.com
Local authority: Aberdeen City
Languages: English, Scots
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Pauline is a storyteller from the fishing and farming traditions of the North East of Scotland and enjoys telling a variety of traditional Scottish tales, fairy tales, folk tales creation myths and the occasional home-grown tale of her own.

Since 2001, she has been involved in many storytelling events and projects which have allowed her to build on her enthusiasm for science, history and the environment. Pauline has been privileged to learn both stories and ballads from Stanley Robertson and also loves to sing traditional Scots songs and bothy ballads.  She has also been involved with the Grampian Association of Storytellers since 2003, including 5 years as Chair.

Pauline loves to tell stories for schools, care homes, special needs groups, festivals, castles, out in the open just anywhere there is an audience for the stories she loves!

(Works in Scots)

Local authorities can visit

Aberdeen City; Aberdeenshire; Angus; Clackmannanshire; Dundee; East Dunbartonshire; East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Highland; Midlothian; Moray; Perth and Kinross; West Lothian

Events can deliver

Performance; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; Care-experienced people; English as an additional language (EAL); Intergenerational learning; Adults with additional support needs; People experiencing mental health problems; People living with dementia; Reluctant readers; Vulnerable young people (under 18); Vulnerable older people; 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; Coasts, seas & oceans; Comedy, humour & funny books; Environment & climate; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; Fantasy; First experiences for younger readers; Health including mental health & wellbeing; Historical fiction; History; Horror; Love & romance; Music; Nature; Science

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