Dougie is a storyteller and performer, with a particular interest in the physical and cultural ecology of wild places. He has an MA (hons) in Scottish Ethnology and work with various arts, adventure, and environmental organisations. He facilitates events and encounters that lead people into a deeper relationship with the natural world.
"I’m drawn to making ephemeral art: found performances, glimpsed out of the corner of the eye, pieces of magic injected unexpectedly into people’s lives. I have a background in the study of Folklore, Folk Art and Traditional Cosmology, with an MA from Edinburgh University. This continues to provide a rich source of material for my work.
I am a member of the Dark Mountain Project’s organising collective, and co-director of Base Camp, its main gathering. I curate Carrying the Fire, an annual event, and am a participant in the Playing for Time project and a contributing editor of Bella Caledonia."