Millie Gray’s interest in storytelling grew out of her ‘people watching’. She has a flair for recounting family life tales in a humorous way and has dramatised, for her own telling, local historical stories handed down to her by her mother and grandmother. She also delights in telling tales of the Western Isles and their communities.
Millie, who has born and bred in Leith – where she absorbed the memories and jovial spirit of that locality – regularly tells stories to adult audiences and also relates her own created tales to children’s storytelling clubs. For thirty years she has been a frequent visitor to the isle of Eriskay, in the Outer Hebrides. Days which fuelled her love of the isles and their way of living.
Her warmth, informality and abundant humour makes her an ideal community storyteller, after dinner speaker and fund raising entertainer who imbues her renditions with wit and sharp insight. She began writing eight years ago and in that time she has seen seven of her humorous plays staged and five published. Two years ago she was invited to become a member of the Scottish Storytelling Forum.
Millie has appeared in many venues, including Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Community Halls, Lecture Theatres, Hospitals, Libraries, Church Halls and the Edinburgh Guid Crack Club. She is also in demand by ‘Older Peoples’ Projects, Women’s Colleges, Human Resource Service Managers and drop in centres.
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