All story gatherers

Angus Murray

Skye & Lochalsh (Isle of Skye – North)
I am a Gaelic speaking islander who hails from the Isle of Benbecula and is now based in the north end of the Isle of Skye.

Anne MacRae

Wester Ross (Torridon)
Anne was brought up in Applecross and has spent the last 3 decades teaching along the West Coast in the communities of Lochcarron, Ullapool and then Torridon.

Cailean McDonald

Outer Hebrides (Uists & Benbecula)
As a Gaelic speaker from Benbecula I am excited to be part of a project which aims to capture some of the most interesting stories associated with the Uists and its proximal islands.

Camille Dressler

Lochaber (Road to the Isles & The Small Isles)
I am passionate about the landscape and culture of West Lochaber. From the early days researching my Masters degree on traditional Scottish oral culture to now.

Chrissie Gillies

Skye & Lochalsh (Isle of Raasay)
I am originally from Raasay and after years at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig (both as a student and in the marketing dept.) and working in community development, I am relieved to be back on Raasay permanently.

Christine MacIntyre

Argyll & Inner Hebrides (Mid-Argyll)
Happy to be part of this project. There's nothing like a good story.

Claire Frances MacNeil

Outer Hebrides (Isles of Barra and Mingulay)
I have a very keen interest in local lore and previous research into the folklore of Barra and Vatersay.

Coinneach Rankin

Wester Ross (Lochalsh & Lochcarron)
Coinneach Rankin was raised in the Plockton area of Lochalsh, and spent the better part of his youth living beside the sea in the village of Badicaul.

Donald MacIver

Wester Ross (Gairloch)
My home is near Aultbea in Wester Ross and I cultivate the croft where my family have lived and worked since 1840.

Georgia Satchell

Argyll & Inner Hebrides (Isles of Mull, Iona & Ulva)
My name is Georgia Satchel, I live near Dervaig on the Isle of Mull. I am an artist and also the archivist at Mull Museum in Tobermory.

Gòrdan Camshron

Wester Ross (Applecross)
Gòrdan Camshron is from Applecross, Wester Ross, and has been interested in the history and heritage of the area since he began collecting place names and stories from his grandparents.

Heather MacLean

Lochaber (Glencoe, Ballachullish and Kinlochleven)
I grew up in Ardgour, Ardnamurchan, and have worked both there and in Lochaber. I currently live in Appin, Argyll with my partner and I am a full-time student with the University of the Highlands and Islands, doing a degree in archaeology.

Helen Dick

Firth of Clyde & Clyde Islands (Cowal Peninsula)
Having lived in Cowal for 24 years, I am passionate about the area, its people, history and heritage. I am delighted to have the opportunity to engage with local people, communities groups and organisations.

Iain Johnstone

Argyll & Inner Hebrides (Kintyre Peninsula and Isle of Gigha)
I was born and brought up in Kintyre and I have always enjoyed the geography and history of the area through work and leisure activities.

Iseabail Strachan

Skye & Lochalsh (Isle of Skye - South)
My name is Iseabail Strachan, and I live in Breakish in the south of the Isle of Skye. I was brought up here, and, after my studies in Glasgow and a fair bit of exploring, I moved back to live and work here.

Jasmine Wilkie

Outer Hebrides (Isle of Lewis/Leòdhas)
My name is Jasmine and although I was born on the mainland, my maternal side of the family hail from the Western Isles, where I currently live.

Jen MacNeill

Argyll & Inner Hebrides (Isle of Colonsay)
I love stories! I love listening to them, and I love telling them. One of my favourite memories of being a little girl on the island is of listening to my grampa telling my sister and I his stories.

Julia Welstead

Argyll & Inner Hebrides (Isle of Tiree)
I have always loved island life, I grew up on the Isle of Tiree and continue to work here, I couldn’t imagine any other place to stay than by the sea.

Karen McCorquodale

Argyll & Inner Hebrides (Oban & Lorn)
Born in Oban, I’ve grown up in and lived in Argyll all my life except for a brief stint in the states at university and a wee foray briefly in to Highland region, eventually settling in Appin.

Katie Dougan

Lochaber (Fort William and The Great Glen)
I'm Katie and grew up locally in Fort William. My interests lie in sports and the natural world, which is ideal living in the Outdoor Capital of the UK.

Louisa Davidson

Firth of Clyde & Clyde Islands (Isle of Bute)
I’m the Visitor Experience Manager at Mount Stuart on the Isle of Bute. Having grown up on Bute, I am hugely proud to call myself a Brandane.

Lynn Jones

Firth of Clyde & Clyde Islands (Isle of Arran)
I am a felt artist living on the Isle of Arran and am part of the Arran Art Trail, welcoming locals and visitors to my studio. I am excited to be collating the stories of this island.

Mairi Hawthorn

Wester Ross (Lochalsh & Lochcarron)
Mairi enjoys running locals hills around Skye & Lochalsh. Through studying Gaelic song she became interested in local stories and the different ways of life around the highlands

Marion McKinlay and Sam Potts

Argyll & Inner Hebrides (Inveraray and Upper Loch Fyne)
We have both been working at Inveraray Jail for over 10 years now. We are always learning new and interesting facts about the Jail and Inveraray.

Michelle Hilder

Lochaber (West Highland Peninsulas)
I have lived here for 12 years and run the Strontian Hotel with my husband James. I love messing about on the water and enjoy time out with my dogs.

Natasha Hutchison

Wester Ross (Ullapool & Lochinver)
Natasha has been a resident on Lochbroom in Wester Ross for 15 years. She works as the Coordinator for the Wester Ross UNESCO Biosphere, which promotes the international significance of the rich natural and cultural heritage of the area.

Neil Woodrow

Argyll & Inner Hebrides (Isle of Islay)
I was born and brought up in Islay and returned to the island to be the manager of Islay Gaelic Centre.

Romy Benedetti

Outer Hebrides (Isle of Harris/Na Hearadh)
My name is Romy Benedetti and I live on the Isle of Scalpay. Currently, I work for the West Harris Trust and really excited to be involved in this project.

Scott Ferris

Firth of Clyde & Clyde Islands (Isle of Cumbrae)
I have my own story to tell being 45 years old and at the age of 42 sold everything I had in Glasgow, quit my career as a National Account Manager of an Independent Recruitment Company and with my wife and kids moved to Millport.

Sian Rosier-Tucker

Argyll & Inner Hebrides (Isle of Jura)
Having studied history at university I find Islay's vast history highly interesting. I have had first hand experience working in the visitor centres at a couple of the distilleries on the island.

Tamara Hedderwick

Argyll & Inner Hebrides (Isle of Coll)
Being from the Isle of Coll, and raising the family here, immerses me in our shared culture and environment.

Àdhamh Ó Broin

Argyll & Inner Hebrides (Argyll)
After years out on the road in the Highlands and Islands gathering stories and recollections from among Scotland's Gaels, I was just over the moon to hear about this project.