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Robbie Fotheringham

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Contact: robbiefotheringham@yahoo.com
Local authority: Dundee
Languages: English, Scots
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Robbie wishes to keep the tradition of oral storytelling alive. She especially loves sharing stories with pre-school and primary children of all ages and abilities, as well as adults.

Robbie believes in inclusive storytelling; the story is always the star of the show and audiences are asked to contribute and participate therefore feeling a part of the story. Stories may originate from near or far; some are specially written for specific situations.

Robbie has quite a collection of puppets, props and fairies to help tell the stories and engage with the younger audiences. Scarface, the pirate can be very helpful although sometimes a bit naughty but always entertaining.

Robbie worked as a library assistant with Falkirk Council straight from school and since moving to Dundee in 2003 has been involved in book start training, running her own sessions in Angus Libraries and has been a freelance storyteller on the Scottish Directoy of Storytellers since 2007. She is also a founding member of Blether-Tay-Gither, Dundee's Storytelling Group for Adults. Robbie has also collaborated with other storytellers, presenting workshops at Dundee's Women's Festivals and taken part in the Scottish International Storytelling Festival each October.

(Works in Scots)

Websites featuring the author

Local authorities can visit

Angus; Clackmannanshire; Dundee; Falkirk; Fife; Perth and Kinross; Stirling

Events can deliver

Performance; Talk; Workshop; Professional development, CLPL or CPD

Audience can work with

Adults with additional support needs; People living with dementia; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts); Young people with additional support needs (under 18) (ASN/SEN)

Topics of work

Childhood; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology

Age groups published for


Age groups can work with

0-2; 3-5; 9-11; 18+

Audience size

0-10; 11-30; 31-100