and brought up in Orkney, Tom is well known for his traditional stories
of Orkney and the North. He has a great love for both folk tales and
local traditions, and has researched and collected tales from all
parts of the islands. He has also trawled older collections and recovered
stories that had been “lost” from current knowledge.
Tom’s storytelling is in demand across
the northern world. He has performed in Sweden, Iceland and Greenland
as well throughout Scotland. This summer he was running storytelling
workshops in Slovenia, with Lawrence Tulloch. He has published several
collections of tales, one of which, The Mermaid Bride, has been
recently translated into Japanese.