City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

By edg - Posted on 12 February 2018

Scottish Storytelling Centre on the High Street
Event details
Friday, October 19, 2018 - 7:30pm - Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 7:30pm
Telephone (info): 
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 both at the Scottish Storytelling Centre and various venues throughout the city.

Festival themes

  • 2018: Growing Stories
  • 2017: Open Word – Open World
  • 2016: Festival of Dreams
  • 2015: Stories without Borders
  • 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
  • 2009: Homelands