Bob Pegg came to Huntly from Strathpeffer in Northern Scotland. Bob was Deveron Projects’ first storyteller-in-residence in 2006/7 during the George MacDonald memorial celebrations.
In looking at the legacy of Huntly-born fantasy writer George MacDonald (1828-1905), Bob noticed that there had been little exploration into the folklore of the author’s childhood, and the stories that he had developed from it. As MacDonald had a significant impact upon other famous writers such as C.S. Lewis, Ruskin and Tolkien, the question was asked: what was it that so influenced the young MacDonald?