Meet Our Team

Folklore Scotland is run by a dedicated team of volunteers with a passion for storytelling and folklore. With a wide range of backgrounds from Creative Writing to Illustration and even Law, our team has a wealth of knowledge which they offer freely to us to help promote and preserve Scotland’s folkloric heritage. 

Our small band of creatives have helped put together not only this website but also the range of projects we are undertaking to increase engagement with Scottish folklore, all of which you can find out about by checking out our projects pages or following our progress on social media. 

Our Contributors

Meet our talented collection of contributors!


David W White

Co-Founder, Strategic Director

David’s interest in myths & legends was first sparked as a child growing up in the countryside. Since then though he has ventured into various endeavours from Youth Rights Advocate, to Charity Director, Broadcaster, Editor and most notably undertaking a Degree in Scots & English law as well as founding his own jewellery label Evolving Silver. He has now came full circle though and returned to his fantasy driven routes as our Chair.

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Rebecca Brown

Co-Founder, Creative Director

Rebecca’s love for folklore began on the Isle of Avalon with the legends of King Arthur. At the end of her English and Creative Writing degree at Dundee University, she wrote a dissertation on Monmouth’s depictions of Merlin, and that summer joined David in creating Folklore Scotland. She loves to spend her time in fantasy worlds writing stories and exploring stone circles. 


Linley Barba


Linley is an artist and illustrator with a passion for a good story. She completed her undergraduate degree at University of California, Berkeley, in classical civilizations, and is now completing an M.F.A. at University of Dundee’s Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. Linley calls the Pacific northwest home, but was drawn to continue studying art in
Scotland in order to participate in its thriving contemporary art community and to learn about its rich history and folklore. She loves hiking in the woods, drinking a cup of tea any time of day, baking every kind of bread, and playing her harp.


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Rosie Young

Illustrator: Albion Adventures

Rosie qualified from Duncan & Jordanson School of Art and Design in 2019 with a degree in animation. She has since studied Business and Fashion in the Hebrides. Rosie has long been an avid Folklore enthusiasts and has worked with Folklore Scotland since its inception, primarily through app illustration. 

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Rebecca McManus


Rebecca MacManus studies Physics at Dundee University but prior to that was art student at Duncan & Jordanson School of Art and Design. Although in the end she decided studying art wasn’t quite her calling she has continued to pursue artistic practice in her spare time. Rebecca has been fundamental in providing the visual content for our in development app as well as through this taking starring in our Folklore through Art exhitibition

Get Involved

We are always looking for new volunteers. Working with us is not only a chance to help promote Scottish Folklore but is also an opportunity to expand your portfolio and gain experience for your CV. 

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