Liza Mulholland was born in Scotland and studied at Glasgow University. She is an accomplished pianist and accordionist and has played in bands in Scotland, France, and Ireland, performed as a solo artist and is a member of indie-folk band Dorec-a-belle. Liza loves working with children and began to tutor music at fèisean and do more teaching. For many years now she has worked with groups from nursery and pre-school through to teenagers and adults, within schools and other educational centres, as well as informal settings. Recording is another great love of hers and Liza has been invited to play on many albums and other recordings by musician friends.
Pauline Mackay was born in Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland. After studying English and French at Glasgow University, she went to teach English in Poland where she took the opportunity to learn Polish and a little Russian. Back in Scotland, several years were spent in a family retail business before Pauline set up a children's bookselling business which specialised in bilingual books. In 2007 she established Ablekids Press to produce children's books and promote language-learning. Since then Pauline has published 15 children's books across 17 languages including her popular 'Wee MacNessie' series which is based on that global phenomenon, the Loch Ness Monster. She is now in the process of expanding a 'Wild About Inverness' activity series co-authored with local historian and author, Norman Newton and is developing 'The Storyflower Project' which started during lockdown with a resilient sunflower.
Norman Newton was born in Glasgow, spent his teenage years in New Zealand, went to college and university in the USA, and returned to Scotland in 1971 to work in Glasgow University Library, then in public libraries in Argyll and Inverness. He has written many books on Scottish islands and more recently on the local history of Inverness. He has also explored the often bewildering and bizarre history of his own family.