Heather Henderson has been a storyteller since 1996 and loves telling stories from all over the world and has gathered folk and fairy tales, Scottish stories and international tales of New Zealand, Native Americans and the Inuits, as well as some WWI stories, which she shares with audiences of all kinds. She enlivens her stories by encouraging listeners to join in with words, actions and voices. Heather also links stories and specific themes to projects for school children.
With years of experience of telling stories in a school and community setting, she is comfortable with nursery and primary age audiences but happy to offer her talents to older groups and adults. Her warm and down to earth style ensures a lasting rapport with her listeners, spiced by a good measure of humour.
Heather was born in Edinburgh and has lived there all her life. She has now retired from Deputy Charge Nurse after 35 years in nursing and is now a full time storyteller. Heather is an active member of the Craigmillar community, taking storytelling to local schools and after school clubs. She has a wealth of stories relating to the area, and she was also a contributor to the Spokespeople training programme for community development of storytelling.
Heather's love of storytelling has led to her work at book festivals, a young people's development day at the Scottish International Storytelling Festival in 1999, and as a facilitator for a workshop during Edinburgh International Film Festival in 2000.
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