Jackie is a retired teacher with over 30 years’ experience spanning Nursery to S6, including additional support needs. She has a passion for story and has run various storytelling clubs and workshops for young people and school staff in Aberdeenshire.
She is a founder member of the Grampian Association of Storytellers which was established to support storytellers and encourage the development of storytelling in the north-east of Scotland. Through this group she has led various workshops (both in person and online) for those who want to develop their storytelling skills. Currently she works part-time for the Elphinstone Institute at Aberdeen University where part of her remit is to support the development of diversity in storytelling in the north-east.