City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

By edg - Posted on 21 January 2014

John Knox and the Storytelling
Event details
Telephone (info): 
0131 473 2000
Telephone (box office): 
0131 556 9579

A festival that celebrates the art of yarn-spinning and tale-telling held at the award-winning Scottish Storytelling Centre on the Royal Mile and around Edinburgh and Lothians.

As its title implies the Scottish International Storytelling Festival features many of the best storytellers from Highland and Lowland Scotland, from Scots who have travelled around the world, as well as visiting storytellers from overseas.

The festival also includes ceilidh nights, talks, discussions, film screenings, and "Meet the Storyteller" sessions.

Festival themes

  • 2014: Once Upon a Place.
  • 2013: Once Upon a Journey.
  • 2012: Once Upon a Story: Folktales of Europe
  • 2011: Scotland and Old Europe
  • 2010: "Eastern Routes", with guest storytellers from the East sharing their stories, traditions and culture.
  • 2009: "Homelands"