The folklore of the North East provides a rich tapestry for the tales within; from Celtic and Pictish origins meet witches, selkies, smugglers, fairies, monsters, despicable rogues, riddles and heroes. Tragic events, spellbinding characters, humour, romance and clever minds are bound together by two well-established storytellers living and working in the city and shire of Aberdeen. Some of the tales in this collection are based on historical fact while others are embedded in myth and legend. All the stories are set against the backdrop of this lovely and varied landscape. Sheena and Grace have both been inspired in their storytelling and singing by the traveller, raconteur and balladeer, Stanley Robertson.
Lawrence Tulloch is a traditional storyteller and folklorist. He is semi-retired and spends his time in amateur broadcasting and writing for local magazines. He writes regularly for the "Shetland Times" and has had two books published previously. He also contributes to a number of magazines. He travels widely and has been invited to tell stories in the United States, Ireland, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Norway, Sweden, Slovenia, and Austria. He has also performed in many festivals and schools in Shetland, Orkney and throughout Scotland.