Born and raised in Aberdeen on the North East coast of Scotland, Pauline discovered storytelling in 2001 when she began volunteering at Archaeolink Pre-History Park in Aberdeenshire. A few years down the line, she joined the Grampian Association of Storytellers as a committee member, and has been telling stories with them and on her own at local events and festivals ever since.
Her favourite stories to tell are traditional Scottish tales, folk tales from around the world, stories passed on by her family and some she has written herself. She also enjoys using stories to raise awareness of science, history and the environment. Pauline also sings traditional songs, and ballads and has been privileged to learn from some of Scotland’s most respected traveller and folk singers.
From her ten years at Archaeolink, she retains a strong love of prehistory and is one of the founder members of The Rhynie Wifies, an all-female Iron Age re-enactment group based in Aberdeenshire. She loves to perform in costume and often uses instruments and puppets to engage with the audience. Puline enjoys telling stories to groups of ages and loves to encourage interaction with the crowd and bring them into the storytelling experience.
The past few years have seen Pauline tell stories at a wide range of events and venues including the Glastonbury of Performing Arts, Muir of Dinnet Nature Reserve, Crathes Castle, Castle Fraser, Banff Castle, Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival, Girvan Folk Festival, Arbuthnot Museum, Banchory Museum and Library, Brechin Castle Centre, Clinterty Travelling People’s Site, The Lemon Tree, The Ironworks and various schools and care homes. She has also taken part in shows on SHMU FM and Radio 4’s ‘The Town Is The Menu’.
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