Storytelling is a unique human skill shared between people, and is one of our oldest artforms. It brings words and the world to life, stimulates the imagination, and builds a sense of community between tellers and listeners.
Stories are everywhere – in newspapers, books, on TV and the internet. Every day conversation is full of anecdotes and real life stories.
The Scottish Storytelling Network brings together tradition bearers, professional storytellers, storytelling practitioners and anyone else interested in storytelling. There are currently over 250 members forming a rich tapestry of creativity and talent buzzing with ideas and storytelling events.
We provide an extensive programme of inclusive storytelling activities to people of all ages and backgrounds.
Active learning and creativity are at the heart of storytelling. Find out how storytelling can develop skills and meet multiple outcomes in the Curriculum for Excellence.
The Scottish Storytelling Centre is a vibrant arts venue located on The Royal Mile in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. Enjoy live storytelling, theatre, music, exhibitions, family events and workshops and discover Scotland’s rich story heritage.
A ten-day celebration of live storytelling, oral traditions and cultural diversity that brings together Scottish and international storytellers and musicians in October.