Stuart McHardy has lectured and written on many aspects of Scottish history and folklore both in Scotland and abroad. His life-long interest in all aspects of Scottish culture led to his becoming a founding member and president of the Pictish Arts Society. From 1993-98 he was also the Director of the Scots Language Resource Centre in Perth. Following many years on the seminal McGregor's Gathering (BBC Radio Scotland) he has continued to broadcast on radio and television. He lectures annually at Edinburgh University's Centre for Continuing Education in the areas of Scottish mythology, folklore and legend. He is also the author of a children's book, The Wild Haggis and the Greetin-faced Nyaff (Scottish Children's Press, 1995) and has had poetry in Scots and English published in many magazines. Born in Dundee, McHardy is a graduate of Edinburgh University and lives in that city today with his wife Sandra and their son Roderick.