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Lesley MacLean

Lesley has a wide repertoire of tales suitable for any group, her favourites being stories from the Highlands where she grew up. She also enjoys telling creation myths, Scottish Traveller tales and stories from Orkney her adopted home.

Her love of stories began at her grandfather’s knee and has continued to this day.  As an only child with a fertile imagination she would tell stories to her toys if there was no one around to listen. Lesley’s performances are very energetic and she welcomes audience participation.  Her stories may be thought provoking, sad or full of laughter but they are always entertaining.  She is affectionately known as “Whiggy” by those who have heard her.  She stands by the saying “Inside every adult there is a child waiting to hear a story.”

Lesley is comfortable with any age group and particularly enjoys working with younger audiences, from pre-school through to primary sevens. She has performed across the north of Scotland in schools, halls and community centres.  She has been part of the Tales at Martinmas Storytelling Festival in Ross-shire and has worked with Eden Court theatre in Inverness holding performances and workshops.  Lesley was also a regular storyteller at the Munlochy Stories and Ballads Club.  In Orkney she is involved in storytelling in schools and works with Orkney Library holding storytelling and story making sessions.

Contact Information

Telephone: 01463 870 589

Mobile: 07902 874 236



The Aird
Black Isle Road
Muir of Ord

Area: Highland

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