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Angela Oatridge   BSc (Hons) BA

I am the author of several "How to" books, short stories, children’s stories, historical articles and various other writings. I am also a poet, a lecturer on driving and creative writing and the Burghead correspondent for the Northern Scot.

I am available for speaking engagements on a variety of topics including travel, driving, history and entertaining. I combine anecdote and research with humour and insight. My original and compelling style engages audiences and provides them with an entertaining experience.

I am a member of the "Society of Authors", the "Society of Women Writers and Journalists", "Elgin Writers" and the "Scottish Association of Writers".

Speaking Subjects


The influence of the King James's Bible on our language

James VI of Scotland

Patrick Hepburn, Bishop of Moray, 1538–71

Robert Reid, The Bishop of Kinloss

Thomas Telford

Memories of a childhood during the 1939-45 war

Tales from the Other Side in the 1939-45 war

The Burghead Papers - A large selection of talks about Burghead in the past from ‘The Grain Riots’ to ‘The McBeth Connection’


The Magic of the Named tourist routes in Germany

Travels in France

Austria, the wonders of Hermagor

Sweden, off the tourist trail

Travelling a week on the Norwegian Post Boat

Visiting the Amazon River and Rainforest - the delights and dangers

The Eastern Orient Express, Singapore to Bangkok and the Burmese border

Travels behind the Iron Curtain

Camping in Japan and Taiwan under canvass

The Amazing Journey - Malaya to Southampton via the Pacific

My Holidays with the ‘Swiss Family Oatridge’ in Basel

The Surprise Holiday which included a surprise wedding and travels in USA and Canada

Women in Society

Running a driving school by and for women

An Innocent Abroad - memories of a colonial housewife

Entertainment with a difference

Entertaining in a small caravan

Coping with the loss of a husband or partner


A selection of self-penned poems

The enjoyment of poetry (for children)