Scottish International Storytelling Festival

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Stories and songs are vital for human survival. They carry our emotions, memories and values. They bind us together as families, communities and a nation, especially through tough times. The Scottish International Storytelling Festival will continue to channel that flow with an increased focus on wellbeing in the year of Covid-19.

The 2020 Festival will not do this in packed theatres, but through live and pre-recorded broadcast events, and through small-scale safely distanced person-to-person events, including ones in outdoor locations. All plans are subject to Scottish Government guidance in the autumn period.

What makes it special?

  • From storytelling performances to panel discussions, and an engaging family strand of storytelling activities around Halloween, there’s something here for all Festival-goers to get involved with.
  • With the art of storytelling no one performance is the same, with each storyteller using improvisation to help bridge the connection between teller and listener.

  • The festival launched in 1989 and continues to grow and evolve, engaging more people in the magic of storytelling.
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