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Stuart McHardy

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Local authority: East Lothian
Languages: English, Scots
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With 38 books published to date, I combine the roles of writer, storyteller and lecturer in Scottish history, folklore and geomythography. Additionally, I have had a fair amount of poetry published and for many, many years worked as a musician. For 30 years I have been teaching at the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Open Learning and have also been visiting schools as a storyteller, as well as focusing as a writer on history, folklore and the Scots language. I was the first Director of the Scots Language Centre in Perth and am a founding member and past-President of the Pictish Arts Society. Over the years I have worked extensively in radio and more sporadically in television. In the theatre, I have produced/directed and performed, in shows on Radical Song, Songs and Stories of the Jacobites and others. I have appeared at many book (and storytelling) festivals and events in Scotland, England, Ireland, Sweden and Australia.  

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

Chairing events; Panel event; Performance; Reading; Talk; Workshop

Audience can work with

Adult learners; English as an additional language (EAL); Prisoners & young offenders

Topics of work

Class & society; Fairy tales, folklore & mythology; History; Politics

Age groups published for

Children; Adults

Age groups can work with

15-18; 18+

Audience size

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