Newhailes HouseNewhailes House
Pollok House
Pollok House
Culzean Castle
Culzean Castle


Carol was commissioned to design, write a Storyline and provide staff development for each of these properties:

The purpose of the Storyline was to help bring each of the fascinating properties alive to children and link them closely to the key principles of learning and teaching in Curriculum for Excellence and the Scottish Storyline Approach.

Carol said ‘It was a real privilege for me to be able to visit, meet and work with so many knowledgeable people who care so passionately about their particular property and the wonderful history associated with it. In the case of Bannockburn, it was very exciting to see how the use of technology is helping create such wonderful experiences for all who visit’.


Carol was commissioned (January 2020) to write the Storyline to accompany an inspirational booklet, Into the Wildwoods about the Mesolithic period. Key themes are archaeology, sustainability, environment and ecosystems.


Carol was invited by Joyce Gilbert to write Storyline materials for the ‘Rewilding the Highlands’ project organised by the conservation charity Trees for Life. The project involved around 300 pupils in Cannich, Balnain, Drumnadrochit, Fort Augustus and Invergarry. The schools were learning, first-hand about native woodlands and rewilding through an exciting new project that combined storytelling, folklore, history, geography, poetry, art and craft and song.

"This is an exciting collaboration in which teachers and pupils are working together to discover more about our precious native woodlands and the importance of restoring Scotland’s ancient Caledonian Forest".


In October 2019, Carol delivered a 2-day Storyline Workshop to all staff on the theme of sustainability.


Carol was invited, in November 2018, to work with lecturers from a wide range of faculties including Biology, Languages, Arts, Mathematics and Additional Support Need and Initial Teacher Education. They attended training on the Scottish Storyline Approach.
In January 2019, Carol worked with colleagues on their Storyline development on Sustainability and worked with another faculty on a new Storyline for mature students involving digital technology. The University now use the Storyline Manual, written by Carol, to support their Storyline course programme and assignments. In September 2019, Carol delivered a joint Storyline Workshop to University lecturers and teachers from surrounding schools.  The workshops were designed to 'Develop the Story' and 'Develop Effective Questioning.'


When Carol became Headteacher, none of the staff were familiar with the Scottish Storyline Approach. As a teaching Headteacher, Carol used her own early years class to demonstrate and model the approach. Colleagues attended regular staff development sessions and gradually every teacher implemented the approach in their classroom.
The nursery and school developed a Storyline partner project linking early years experiences and outcomes.
The school gained an enviable reputation for hosting colleagues from Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland.
In addition, the school also developed a training programme for the Scottish Storyline Approach and trained student teachers and teachers from Denmark and the Faroe Islands.
Aberfoyle Primary School

Here are some of the Schools, Universities and Organisations that Carol has done work for in recent times.

Gartmore Primary School, Scotland
Aberfoyle Primary School, Scotland
Stirling University
Varnæs Skole, Denmark
Shoshone Elementary, USA
Gemeinschaftsschule Friedrichsort, Germany
Gartconner Primary School, Scotland
Østfold University College, Norway
Historic Environment Scotland
Stirling Council
The Battle of Bannockburn
Trees for Life
The National Trust for Scotland
Forestry and land Scotland
Backatorpsskolan, Sweden
Vittra Rösjötorp International School, Sweden