About us

Sharing A Story CIC is a form of social enterprise which is committed to benefiting the local community. Our main aim is to run shared reading and creative writing workshops for different community groups in a bid to foster social cohesion and improve health and well-being. Research shows that empowering people, through creative interventions, can build self-confidence and self-esteem. These sessions will encourage a positive and social focus for people, in a safe and supportive environment. We are funded by a mixture of grants, paid for workshops, donations and book sales. Any surplus revenue made is reinvested back into the business to fund more workshops.





Lorna Hill

Lorna is the founder and director of Sharing A Story. She is an experienced writer and teaches creative writing in the community and at university level. She has a PhD in Creative Writing, a COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills and CPD training with Glasgow Women’s Library, Lapidus International and Scottish Women’s Aid. Lorna is a member of Lapidus International, has professional membership with the National Association of Writers in Education and is registered with Disclosure Scotland.

She is currently reading Date Night by Samantha Hayes.

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 where she works as a property manager. Her children often say that it always takes her ages to walk down the local High Street as she keeps meeting people she knows. She can often be seen running around John Muir Park or walking her handsome dog, Charles.

Sandra is just back from a fantastic holiday to Spain and is reliving her trip through the pages of Ernest Hemingway.


Lindsey Thomson


Lindsey is our other voluntary director whose values also align with the ethos of the CIC. Lindsey loves meeting people, which is handy as she works in recruitment, and she can also be seen running around John Muir Park or swinging a golf club on one of the local courses. She is also often spotted drinking coffee in a certain High Street café.

She is currently reading The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes.