About us

We use creative writing, shared reading and other creative activities in a bid to encourage social interaction and improve health and well-being. The aim of all our work is to focus on the connection with others and the opportunity for sharing of stories.

Research shows that empowering people, through creative interventions, can build self-confidence and self-esteem. Our sessions encourage a positive and social focus for people, in a safe and supportive environment.

Our workshops are funded by a mixture of grants, donations and book sales. Any surplus revenue made is reinvested back into the organisation. We usually work in collaboration with other organisations as you will see on our Projects page.

You can view some of our work here which has been delivered by our founding director, Lorna Hill, and freelance creative facilitators including Barbara Gardner-Rowell, Adam Robertson and Bev Schofield.

If you are interested in Sharing A Story CIC running a workshop for your organisation then please do get in touch. Email us at info@sharingastory.co.uk 

Check out our YouTube channel here!

Lorna Hill

Lorna is the founder and director of Sharing A Story CIC. She has a PhD in Creative Writing, a COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills, Diplomas in Journal Therapy and Mindfulness and CPD training with Luminate and Artful Minds (training in dementia-focused practice), Glasgow Women’s Library, Lapidus International and Scottish Women’s Aid. She is also a trainer in First Aid for Mental Health. You can hear her talk about her research and work here.

Sandra Duguid

Sandra is a voluntary director who is passionate about reading, talking to people and boxing. Though in no particular order! Sandra is a well-known and loved face in the local community. Her children often say that it always takes her ages to walk down the local High Street as she keeps meeting people she knows. When she's not working as a care assistant at a care home, she runs, walks and swims. Sandra doesn't like to sit down for long!



Lindsey Thomson


Lindsey is our other voluntary director and, like Sandra, is an essential adviser! She loves meeting people and is brilliant listener. She works as a carer with ELCAP and volunteers at Dunbar's Basics Bank. Lindsey can also be seen running around John Muir Park, walking and talking, or swinging a golf club on one of the local courses. She is also often spotted drinking coffee in a certain High Street café where her favourite tipple is a latte.