Grace Banks is a storyteller, singer, and clarsach player. She researches local history mainly and currently works for www.readingbus.co.uk. She was a guest at the International Story Festival, Scotland 2012 and in previous years. Sheena Blackhall is a writer, illustrator, traditional ballad singer, and storyteller. From 1998-2003 she was Creative Writing Fellow in Scots at Aberdeen University's Elphinstone Institute. She has published four Scots novellas, 15 short story collectionsandmore than 90 poetry collections. In 2009 she became Makar (poet laureate) for Aberdeenandthe North East.