Grace Banks is a storyteller and singer who was a guest at the International Story Festival, Scotland 2012, and in previous years. Sheena Mitchell is a writer, illustrator, traditional ballad singer, and storyteller. From 1998-2003 she was Creative Writing Fellow in Scots at Aberdeen University's Elphinstone Institute. She is the author of "Out of the Ark." In 2009, she became Makar (poet laureate) for Aberdeen & the North East.