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 learners and link them closely to the key principles of learning and teaching in Curriculum for Excellence and the 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’.

NEW STORYLINE ANTHOLOGY-Teaching through Stories Renewing the Scottish Storyline Approach in Teacher Education - Kristine Høeg Karlsen, Margaretha Häggström (editors) (December 2020) Waxmann: Germany

Carol has contributed chapter 14: The Importance of Effective Questioning on Learning Processes in a Storyline

Link to this exciting, important, new Storyline Anthology (December 2020) www.waxmann.com/buch3986&L=1

This book comes "highly recommended" in a review by NAWE National Association of Writers in Education ( Spring issue 83,2021).

KEYNOTE  - Carol presented via webinar at Tomsk State University, March 2021 and Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey, April 2021. Carol invited as guest speaker - Thessaly University Greece 2021 and the 8th International Storyline Conference, Gothenburg, March 2022.

STORYLINE EVENT - 8th International Storyline Conference March 25-27,2022 Gothenburg https://storyline.education/outputs/conference-in-gothenburg


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 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.' Carol has been invited to contribute to chapters in 3 Storyline books for teachers in collaboration with colleagues from Norway, Sweden and Finland. 2021-2023.

RIMROSE HOPE C of E PRIMARY SCHOOL: Carol delivered a 2 day workshop on The Storyline approach. January 2022.


When Carol became Headteacher, none of the staff were familiar with the 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 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.        

Aberfoyle Primary School, Scotland        Rimrose Hope C of E Primary School (2022)
Gartmore Primary School
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
Keynote presentations - 2021 Tomsk State University, Russia and Bolu Abant Izzet Baysal University, Turkey, Thessaly University, Greece, 2022 Gothenburg University, Sweden.