Lynn Boland Richardson was born of Scottish descent and educated in Canada spending months on end in Scotland each year staying with relatives and friends and on the Lordi estate on the Royal Mile. Richardson is an award winning poet, author and lecturer and historic photographer and highly successful researcher. Her renowned lecture series includes topics from Celtic Women to customized whisky tastings. Richardson has entertained and informed whisky tasters from Fergus to Antigonish Nova Scotia to Norway. Richardson has created museums and archives maintaining both and donating collections to suitable institutions. She attained a masters degree from the University of Waterloo and since then has remained the professional historian for numerous institutions such as The Record and The Mercury newspapers in Canada. Richardson is past President of the Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games and currently remains VP and a Director. Similarly She is a Director of the Canadian Scottish Athletic Federation and International Representative for CSAF with the International Highland Games Federation.
Her main interests are in the presentation and preservation of Scottish History and athletics and as such holds and displays the largest collection of photographs depicting the sport and athletes. Richardsonès published work can be seen at yearly exhibits, in books, on post cards, book covers, text books, magazines, posters and greeting cards. Her literary work is published in Journals, books and numerous papers. The series of photographs featured in David P. Websters A World History of Highland Games and The Wee Sporrans Gide to Highland Games and Scottish Athletics its companion volume, produce a visual record of the games and the sport through the ages. Lynn Boland richardson has been honoured with the position of chieftain at numerous highland games the most notable thus far being Drumtochty in Scotland and Snefjord in Norway.