Your Guides at Celtic Compass
Scot is a West coast Highland oral historian and bard, a Seanachaidh. He has been guiding people through these lands for over twenty years. He is keeper of the Clan Maclean’s tales and history and is storyteller for Sir Lachlan Maclean of Duart and Morvern, 28th Chief of the Clan Maclean. Scot is particularly interested in how human histories are influenced by the landscape in which they live and by how the landscape acts as a record of human activity if you know how to read it.
A highly respected and extremely knowledgeable geologist who lives full time on the Isle of Mull in the Hebrides. He has a Masters in geology and regularly presents and gives talks. A member of the local geodiversity group for Argyll and the Islands. He has regular interviews and short pieces for Gaelic TV (BBC Alba).
Sarah has spent many years exploring the sites she takes you. She loves travel and exploring the planet, but her deepest love is for the Highlands and Islands of Scotland. Wherever, Sarah travels she likes getting underneath the skin of a place and seeing its true side. She is a geographer with a Masters in Ecology from Aberdeen University. Sarah is a strong believer in the practice of mindful observation and contemplation to find what lies beneath the surface of an object. Her greatest passion is being able to show others what this beautiful planet has to offer.
Linda Jackson grew up in Yorkshire and moved to Scotland to study Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, graduating in 1993. She has been making, exhibiting, and teaching art since then, for several years at Fettes College in Edinburgh. She located to Cellardyke in 2007 and has been Artist in Residence at St Leonards School in St Andrews since then.
She is also one half of The Great Little Art Co, a portable printmaking studio, set up in 2017, with the aim of bringing printmaking classes to local communities and making art accessible for all.
Her work is based around the expressive use of colour and mark making, using a wide variety of painting and collage materials. Most pieces incorporate some form of printmaking as a starting point, either images put onto photosensitive silkscreen stencils or monotypes painted directly onto aluminium sheets and then put through a press. I then cut, collage, paint, scratch and draw to build up layers to create the feeling that I want.
Collagraphy (sometimes spelled collography) is a printmaking process in which materials are applied to a rigid substrate (such as paperboard or wood). The word is derived from the Greek word koll or kolla, meaning glue, and graph, meaning the activity of drawing. … The resulting print is termed a collagraph.
Lisa is a storyteller and environmentalist based on Dartmoor in Devon. Lisa trained as an ecologist and has worked in British nature conservation for over twenty years, in roles as diverse as farm advisor, lobbyist and conservation director. Since 2012 she has worked with Devon Wildlife Trust, leading the Northern Devon Nature Improvement Area programme.
Lisa’s storytelling is a warm mix of ancient tale and keen observation of the natural world, with an eye for the seasons and an ear for the voices of the ancestors. With over twenty five years of experience of working in wildlife conservation, Lisa brings a wealth of knowledge and infectious enthusiasm to her audience. She tells stories at festivals, nature reserves, arts centres and schools, and is a founding member of the Red Alachigh (Red Tent).
Lisa is the author of Botanical Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland (History Press, 2018) and the forthcoming Woodland Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland (History Press, due September 2020).
Grahame is known as one of Scotland’s best specialists on all things geomantic and archeoastronomy. His in depth knowledge of ancient places gives a fascinating insight to their meaning. He is an experienced international presenter and has been a featured speaker and workshop leader at the Canadian Society of Questers’ conference in British Columbia, the Canadian Society of Dowsers’ conventions, and regularly presents at the American Society of Dowsers’ conventions. He has also presented at the Escola Nacional de Feng Shui and the International Feng-Shui Conference in Lisbon, the Società Italiana di Radionica e Radiestesia in Bologna, the West Coast Dowsers in California, and the Japanese Society of Dowsing. In 2017 he ‘bagged’ the full ABC of dowsing conventions by presenting at the American, British and Canadian conventions in the same year.
A founder member of The Geomancy Group, Grahame currently serves as their Secretary and webmaster. He is also a member of the American Society of Dowsers and a member and Ambassador for the Canadian Society of Dowsers, and is co-chair (with Susan Collins) of International Dowsers, dedicated to fostering greater links between the British and North American dowsing communities.
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