Fiona Herbert

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Fiona Herbert has a wide repertoire of stories which includes historical tales of Scotland; myth, folk and fairytales; and her own modern adaptations and pure inventions! There is a strong element of comedy in many of Fiona’s tales which has led her to win the annual Tall Tales Storytelling Competition on two occasions, the most recent being 2015. She has also performed internationally on radio and television.

As well as entertainment, Fiona provides workshops and training for adults who want to improve their storytelling skills, whether for personal enjoyment or in a professional setting. She has many satisfied clients from the worlds of business, education, entertainment, tourism, health and social care.

Fiona’s background in teaching has also led her to provide workshops for children, where she relishes the joy of bringing out the storyteller in every child she encounters. Her warm, dramatic style of telling entertains and fires the imagination, leading to inspired, confident young tellers taking flight. As a teller in schools, Fiona can tailor her tales to suit any curriculum area and to meet all the requirements of the Curriculum for Excellence.

Fiona’s previous writing and storytelling commissions include clients such as the Edinburgh International Festival’s Education Department, Holyrood Palace, The National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh World Heritage, Edinburgh MuseumsAberdeen Arts Across Learning Festival and the National Trust. Fiona also performs at The Stand Comedy Club and she was a regular stand in for Jo Caulfield hosting the Netherbow Theatre’s monthly sell out show, The Speakeasy.

Previous work as a tour guide in Edinburgh has provided Fiona with a wealth of stories about the city. She offers walking story tours of this fascinating city that she is proud to call home. To find out more about what Fiona can offer, or to view testimonials from clients she has trained or entertained, visit her website.

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