George W. MacPherson is from Skye and has collected traditional stories from the age of three. He has become one the best known traditional storytellers in Scotland. He has been previously published in several magazines and has appeared on TV and radio in the UK (BBC, STV, BSkyB), Australia, Germany (GDR), US History Channel, Japanese television, and has performed and lectured for many prestigious venues and institutions, including: Yale University and the Edinburgh Festival (first ever Scottish storyteller). In 1997/8 he provided the story that opened the Commonwealth Heads of State Convention in Edinburgh. He also appears at the Skye Storytelling Festival and is an annual participant in the Edinburgh Storytelling Festival.