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A Tapestry of Life – The Hills An In Atween

The film wis inspired by the question, ‘How can we support oor next generations t love an care for their land if they dinna hae a connection wi nature?’. Storytellers Grace Banks an Sheena Blackhall set out on a journey wi pupils fae four schools to explore the run o the rivers o Dee an Don fae the Cairngorms tae Aberdeen. Their wonder an discoveries are woven throughout in thochts, pictures, poetry, sang an stories, agin a backdrop o wunnerfu sichts an soonds fae river, land an sea. Booking and Info: This event is hosted on Crowdcast. We are using Crowdcast to broadcast the SISF Voyages. We have chosen this as the platform lets us broadcast to a large audience and take questions through the chat feature.Please use the 'Book your Ticket' button below to register for this event. You will be directed to a registration page on Crowdcast’s website where you can click to save your spot.Crowdcast will send you an email immediately with a link for you to confirm your registration. About ten minutes before the event, Crowdcast will send you a reminder with a link to join the event.Book Your Ticket You will be able to donate via Crowdcast during the performance.

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Black History Walking Tour of Edinburgh

Hear the fascinating but littleknown stories of Edinburgh’s deep connections with Africa, Asia and the Caribbean over the past 500 years. The walk around the centre of the city will make you see Edinburgh’s statues and buildings in a whole new way! Follow Lisa Williams, Edinburgh Caribbean Association on instagram @caribscot Booking and Info: In line with recent Scottish Government updates please read the following information:- Tours will meet outside of John Knox House Museum, next to the Well.- We ask that you wear a face covering for the safety of our staff, storytellers and other guests for the duration of the walking tour.- During the walking tour, please ensure you keep a 2m distance from other household groups.- For your safety tour sizes have been limited so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.- We will provide a TourTalk wireless audio system so please bring headphones with a 3.5mm audio jack-plug.- Remember we are in Scotland, wear weather appropriate clothing!

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By Leaves We Live: Patrick Geddes Story Tour of the Old Town

Walk in the footsteps of the great Victorian polymath, Patrick Geddes, who made his home in James Court and shaped the community and gardens of the Old Town. This walking tour explores parts of Edinburgh's Old Town, celebrating the inspirational work of the Scots environmentalist who coined the phrase 'Think global, act local'. Hear an introduction to Geddes' ideas and practice in the Lawnmarket, with a further look at some of the Geddes gardens and his ideas on ecology in Johnstone Terrace and the Grassmarket. Please note: this tour is now led by Jean Bareham, not Alette Willis as previously advertised. The tour lasts 2 hours, and covers about one mile of mainly pavement walking; some slopes, steep steps, wooden boardwalk and cobbled surfaces. We end in the Grassmarket. Booking and Info: In line with recent Scottish Government updates please read the following information:- Tours will meet outside of John Knox House Museum, next to the Well.- We ask that you wear a face covering for the safety of our staff, storytellers and other guests for the duration of the walking tour.- During the walking tour, please ensure you keep a 2m distance from other household groups.- For your safety tour sizes have been limited so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.- We will provide a TourTalk wireless audio system so please bring headphones with a 3.5mm audio jack-plug.- Remember we are in Scotland, wear weather appropriate clothing!

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Caddie Capers

Due to the latest Scottish Government Guidelines this event has been cancelled. Join the Old Town Caddies as they take you for a tour of Auld Reekie in story, song and rhyme. You’ll meet characters such as Deacon Brodie and Aggie the Fish Wife as the caddies lead you through the cobbled streets and closes to share the secrets of old Edinburgh with you! Interactive storytelling with the always entertaining Macastory.

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Pre-recorded, Online

Corryvreckan: Inspiralled Tales

Explore Scotland’s mythical heritage as storyteller Fiona Herbert tells the tales surrounding the Corryvreckan whirlpool through the eyes of the much maligned and misunderstood Cailleach, the ancient Gaelic creation goddess. In doing so, she dives beneath the lies to celebrate female power, the true value of old age and the wisdom of the wild. Written and Performed by Fiona Herbert. With harp, fiddle and song from Emma Durkan. Supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland. Filmed at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Part of the Voyage series - A Nation Shaped by the Sea Over centuries, real and imaginary voyages have connected Scotland to other coastal countries, near and far. Some of the story treasures that arrived and departed with them are now presented in this special series of traditional storytelling events celebrating Scotland as a nation shaped by the sea. Specially developed for the SISF 2020 by Scottish based storytellers and musicians, the performances are presented as live from the Netherbow Theatre, at the Scottish Storytelling Centre or on location where the stories are set. Experience some of Scotland’s best storytellers and musicians in the flow as they shape these incredible tales. This event is hosted on Crowdcast. We are using Crowdcast to broadcast the SISF Voyages. We have chosen this as the platform lets us broadcast to a large audience and take questions through the chat feature.Please use the 'Book your Ticket' button below to register for this event. You will be directed to a registration page on Crowdcast’s website where you can click to save your spot.Crowdcast will send you an email immediately with a link for you to confirm your registration. About ten minutes before the event, Crowdcast will send you a reminder with a link to join the event.Book Your Ticket You will be able to donate via Crowdcast during the performance. All Voyages will be available to stream from the time of premier until the 13 Nov.

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Online

Crowdcast Replay

Missed the boat on our storytelling Voyages? Couldn’t gather round the fireplace for our Open Hearths? Crowdcast lets you enjoy the Storytelling Festival’s premiered events when it suits you, even after they have ended. Follow the link to find past events and click follow to get an email before the next event goes live - www.crowdcast.io/sisf All Voyages and Open Hearth sessions will be available on demand until Fri 13 Nov. Our Voyage events are split into two sessions. To view session 1 (the performance) or session 2 (the Q&A) select Schedule at the top left of the screen.

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Pre-recorded, Online

Deiseal | Sunwise

A three-stranded cord of stories, original music and images will take you on a historic voyage off Scotland’s west coast, as far as the outlying Hebridean islands of Hirta and North Rona. With stories arranged and told by storyteller Ian Stephen and new music from Mike Vass. Images selected and arranged by Christine Morrison . Filmed at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Part of the Voyage series - A Nation Shaped by the Sea Over centuries, real and imaginary voyages have connected Scotland to other coastal countries, near and far. Some of the story treasures that arrived and departed with them are now presented in this special series of traditional storytelling events celebrating Scotland as a nation shaped by the sea. Specially developed for the SISF 2020 by Scottish based storytellers and musicians, the performances are presented as live from the Netherbow Theatre, at the Scottish Storytelling Centre or on location where the stories are set. Experience some of Scotland’s best storytellers and musicians in the flow as they shape these incredible tales. This event is hosted on Crowdcast. We are using Crowdcast to broadcast the SISF Voyages. We have chosen this as the platform lets us broadcast to a large audience and take questions through the chat feature.Please use the 'Book your Ticket' button below to register for this event. You will be directed to a registration page on Crowdcast’s website where you can click to save your spot.Crowdcast will send you an email immediately with a link for you to confirm your registration. About ten minutes before the event, Crowdcast will send you a reminder with a link to join the event.Book Your Ticket You will be able to donate via Crowdcast during the performance. All Voyages will be available to stream from the time of premier until the 13 Nov.

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Enchanted Garden: Paths of Stories

Tune in with nature and rediscover the pleasure of strolling amongst trees while listening to beautiful stories. Scottish storytellers Amanda Edmiston, Daniel Allison, Daniel Serridge and Jane Mather will guide you on storywalks through the Royal Botanic Garden, unveiling the untold stories of trees and wildlife.All storywalks depart from the entrance next to John Hope Gateway on Arboretum Place. Follow signage for Storywalks. Wed 21 Oct - To Catch a Falling LeafIt is said that if you catch a falling leaf before it hits the ground, a wish will be granted. Try your luck on storyteller Daniel Serridge's story walk through the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, and hear stories of those who have tried and failed. Sat 24 Oct - Sylvan StepsStoryteller Amanda Edmiston shares stories and legends about the trees in the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, along with insights into the role they played at a tumultuous point of history, and the remedies and traditional uses they were known for and still offer today. These sessions draw from a new chapter of Amanda’s Very Curious Herbal project, especially curated for this interactive storywalk and inspired by pioneering Scotswoman Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to publish a herbal in 1737.  Wed 28 Oct - Raindrop TrailJoin us in a celebration of water and the stories it inspires. Storyteller Jane Mather will guide you through the magical landscape of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to discover pagodas, puddles and plentiful wishes. Sat 31 Oct - Between Two Worlds: Stories of SamhuinnTake a walk with storyteller Daniel Allison and listen to stories that go beyond the veil and into the otherworld. Featuring tales of warriors, word-smiths and wanders from across the Celtic world.  Booking & Info:For tickets please call Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh Tickets are limited to 6 people from a mazimum of 2 households. Please book in advance, tickets will not be available on the day. Venue:Royal Botanic Gardens EdinburghSee on Map In line with recent Scottish Government updates please read the following information:- We ask that you wear a face covering for the safety of our staff, storytellers and other guests for the duration of the walking tour.- During the walking tour, please ensure you keep a 2m distance from other household groups.- For your safety tour sizes have been limited so please book in advance to avoid disapointment.- We will provide a TourTalk wireless audio system so please bring headphones with a 3.5mm audio jack-plug.- Please remember we are Scotland, wear weather appropriate clothing!

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Exhibition

Exhibition: The Gruagach Solais

Free | Non-TicketedOpen: Mon - Sun 10am-6pm Highland Perthshire is a land rich in story and ancient lore deeply connected to its natural environment. The lifeblood that flows through this land are the waters that create the River Tay, without which the trees, birds, wild beings of earth, water and air would not survive.Claire Hewitt’s images are a response to the abundant natural and mythological landscape around her. From magical salmon to wild faerie cattle women, each image holds, like water, a memory of the most ancient of stories and the spirit of the place. The Gruagach Solais was a wise spirit of the blacksmith's fire, a spark of inspiration and wisdom taken from a Gaelic poem in Highland Perthshire. Please be advised the exhibition space is being used by the Scottish Storytelling Cafe - Please wear face coverings and maintain social distancing.

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Online, Live Webinar

Global Lab: At Sea with the Selkies

As humanity faces an ecological, social, economic and cultural storm, storytellers and communities worldwide are sourcing stories that offer healing and hope. Global Lab offers inspiring examples of creative practice in the arts, education and frontline activism, with the opportunity to share, question and dialogue. At Sea with the Selkies What does it mean to lose your seal skin? What can we learn from the selkie stories when it comes to retrieving lost parts of ourselves? How can myth guide us and heal us? Scottish storyteller Janis Mackay has been working with stories for over 20 years. Traditional stories involving the physical or mental transformations of characters into other beings are among her favourite ones. Janis is also an author and she wrote her first novel Magnus Fin and the Ocean Quest while she was on a writer residency in Caithness, on Scotland’s north coast. The book was awarded the Kelpies Prize 2009. Janis is currently doing a PhD on the theme of blending myth with life story, focusing on selkie legends as a path towards well being and soul retrieval. Daily Programme1.30pm: Welcome, Introductions and Presentation2.30pm: Break2.45pm: Workshop Sharing and Discussion4.30pm: End How to Book:This event is on a Pay What You Can model. Please select from the three available options below.The event will be held on Zoom. During the event all attendees will be on screen and able to communicate via the chat function, or via their video screens.If you have booked a ticket you will receive an Event Reminder email before start of the performance with your log in details. A booking fee of £1 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. No booking fee is applied to tickets purchased in person from the Scottish Storytelling Centre Box Office.

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Online, Live Webinar

Global Lab: Living for the Sea

As humanity faces an ecological, social, economic and cultural storm, storytellers and communities worldwide are sourcing stories that offer healing and hope. Global Lab offers inspiring examples of creative practice in the arts, education and frontline activism, with the opportunity to share, question and dialogue. Living for the Sea YouthLink Scotland is the National Agency for youth work. Over the last 18 months they have been delivering the National Lottery Heritage Funded project, On Our Wave Length, which is a youth-led research project exploring environmental impacts on coastal communities. Young researchers from across Scotland have been exploring environmental issues that matter most to them and their communities, whether this be climate change, pollution, impacts on wildlife, oceans and so on.The young researchers are sharing their findings through storytelling both nationally and locally to help ensure that their key messages are spread throughout Scotland, hopefully for years to come. Daily Programme1.30pm: Welcome, Introductions and Presentation2.30pm: Break2.45pm: Workshop Sharing and Discussion4.30pm: End How to Book:This event is on a Pay What You Can model. Please select from the three available options below.The event will be held on Zoom. During the event all attendees will be on screen and able to communicate via the chat function, or via their video screens.If you have booked a ticket you will receive an Event Reminder email before start of the performance with your log in details.Please be aware the presentation parts of this event will be recorded for documentation purposes, not for public showing. A booking fee of £1 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. No booking fee is applied to tickets purchased in person from the Scottish Storytelling Centre Box Office.

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Online, Live Webinar

Global Lab: Myths of the Corryvreckan Whirlpool

As humanity faces an ecological, social, economic and cultural storm, storytellers and communities worldwide are sourcing stories that offer healing and hope. Global Lab offers inspiring examples of creative practice in the arts, education and frontline activism, with the opportunity to share, question and dialogue. Myths of the Corryvreckan Whirlpool The Corryvreckan, between Jura and Scarba, is the world’s third largest whirlpool, and a deep source of mythological connections. This workshop enables a dialogue between storytelling traditions, archaeology and ecology. Seoras Macpherson is a traditional seanchaí based on the Isle of Skye. His stories come from family traditions passed down through many generations in Skye and Argyll. His repertoire is rich with tales of fairies, water horses and the seal people. Stuart McHardy has pioneered geo-mythography, studying specific locations and their detailed features in the light of storytelling traditions. He is a key collector of traditional Scots stories and has devoted increasing time and energy to sharing this work through live storytelling. Much of the research Stuart has undertaken over the past decade and a half is based upon material from the oral tradition, making the point that oral tradition can provide relevant and otherwise unavailable source material over centuries, if not millennia. Daily Programme1.30pm: Welcome, Introductions and Presentation2.30pm: Break2.45pm: Workshop Sharing and Discussion4.30pm: End How to Book:This event is on a Pay What You Can model. Please select from the three available options below.The event will be held on Zoom. During the event all attendees will be on screen and able to communicate via the chat function, or via their video screens.If you have booked a ticket you will receive an Event Reminder email before start of the performance with your log in details. A booking fee of £1 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. No booking fee is applied to tickets purchased in person from the Scottish Storytelling Centre Box Office.

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Global Lab: Native America and Scotland - Atlantic Crossings

As humanity faces an ecological, social, economic and cultural storm, storytellers and communities worldwide are sourcing stories that offer healing and hope. Global Lab offers inspiring examples of creative practice in the arts, education and frontline activism, with the opportunity to share, question and dialogue. Native America and Scotland: Atlantic Crossings What is the significance of Native American traditions for the modern world, and how can we connect with them in Scotland? Julie Cajune is the sum of many stories, with a Salish, Nex Perce and ScotsIrish mother, and a Chippewa and French father, but the largest part of her identity is Salish. Educator and citizen of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Julie served in the public-school system, transitioning to Director of the CSKT Tribal Education Department. She has produced books, films, plays and curricula with a focus on American Indian history. She has received several prestigious honours for her education and cultural work. Douglas Mackay is fascinated by the natural confluence of stories, landscape and cultural traditions. Exploring regenerative culture lead him to the wild woods of Massachusetts in 2015 to embark on a fortnight of coyote mentoring. Douglas returned to Scotland with a question: which cultural tools and natural elements in Scotland can foster nature connection and community resilience today? What can be shared through friendship and reconciliation, to seed a sustainable culture and meet the challenges of the 21st century? Daily Programme1.30pm: Welcome, Introductions and Presentation2.30pm: Break2.45pm: Workshop Sharing and Discussion4.30pm: End How to Book:This event is on a Pay What You Can model. Please select from the three available options below.The event will be held on Zoom. During the event all attendees will be on screen and able to communicate via the chat function, or via their video screens.If you have booked a ticket you will receive an Event Reminder email before start of the performance with your log in details. A booking fee of £1 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. No booking fee is applied to tickets purchased in person from the Scottish Storytelling Centre Box Office.

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Online, Live Webinar

Global Lab: The Earth Stories Collection

As humanity faces an ecological, social, economic and cultural storm, storytellers and communities worldwide are sourcing stories that offer healing and hope. Global Lab offers inspiring examples of creative practice in the arts, education and frontline activism, with the opportunity to share, question and dialogue. The Earth Stories Collection This workshop opens a window onto the international effort to disseminate and learn from indigenous traditions, in the face of environmental crisis. Grian Cutanda is a researcher, educator, psychologist and author of 15 books. A social and environmental activist, he has been involved in the organisation of the People’s Climate March (Edinburgh, 2014) and in the creation of Extinction Rebellion in Spain and Mexico. Along with his wife Marta Ventura, Grian is also the founder of the Avalon Project - Initiative for a Culture of Peace, and of The Earth Stories Collection, a bank of traditional stories from all over the world. Donald Smith is Director of the SISF, a community gardens activist, and co-founder of Earth Story Tellers. Daily Programme1.30pm: Welcome, Introductions and Presentation2.30pm: Break2.45pm: Workshop Sharing and Discussion4.30pm: End How to Book:This event is on a Pay What You Can model. Please select from the three available options below.The event will be held on Zoom. During the event all attendees will be on screen and able to communicate via the chat function, or via their video screens.If you have booked a ticket you will receive an Event Reminder email before start of the performance with your log in details. A booking fee of £1 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. No booking fee is applied to tickets purchased in person from the Scottish Storytelling Centre Box Office.

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Gaelic, Live Webinar, Online

Global Lab: Tobar an Dualchais | Well of Stories

This webinar will be presented in Gaelic As humanity faces an ecological, social, economic and cultural storm, storytellers and communities worldwide are sourcing stories that offer healing and hope. Global Lab offers inspiring examples of creative practice in the arts, education and frontline activism, with the opportunity to share, question and dialogue. Tobar an Dualchais Tha spèis air a bhith aig Màrtainn Mac an t-Saoir dha na sgeulachdan fad bhliadhnachan is mar a bheir iad daoine cruinn is a bheir iad ioma seòrsa buannachd dhaibh. Bidh e ag innse feadhainn na Fèinne cho math ri feadhainn eile a bhuineas do dh’ eachdraidh nan Gàidheal is gu leòr eile às àiteachan eile is mu bheatha dhaoine san latha an-diugh. Bheir iad ort gàire a dhèanamh no a bhith air bhioran no caoineadh. Bidh Màrtainn cuideachd a’ gabhail òran on dualchas is chì e iad-sin is stòiridhean is ceòl is bàrdachd a bhith nam pàirtean dhen aon chèilidh – dhen aon fhearas-cuideachd fhallain bhlàth. B’ e Màrtainn a’ chiad cho-òrdanaiche a bh’ air Tobar an Dualchais / Kist of Riches is’s e fìor adhbhar moit a th’ ann dha na chuir na sgiobaidhean a lean fo dhìon is an tairgse an t-sluaigh de ghuthan prìseil ar sìnnsearan. Well of Stories Martin MacIntyre has always respected the power of oral narrative to forge stronger connections between people and to achieve artistic and therapeutic results. His stories include Ossianic wonder tales, those based on the historical traditions of the Scottish Highlands and further afield and also modern stories of adventure, love and humor. A fluent Gaelic speaker, Martin sings traditionally and sees storytelling as an integral component of the holistic ceilidh, which naturally includes stories, song, music and poetry, to which all can contribute. Martin was the first coordinator of the Sabhal Mòr Ostaig led Tobar an Dualchais / Kist of Riches project, which has now digitised and made on-line accessible thousands of hours of oral material in Gaelic, Scots and English from the archives of the School of Scottish Studies, University of Edinburgh; BBC Alba and The National Trust for Scotland Canna Collections. Daily Programme1.30pm: Welcome, Introductions and Presentation2.30pm: Break2.45pm: Workshop Sharing and Discussion4.30pm: End How to Book:This event is on a Pay What You Can model. Please select from the three available options below.The event will be held on Zoom. During the event all attendees will be on screen and able to communicate via the chat function, or via their video screens.If you have booked a ticket you will receive an Event Reminder email before start of the performance with your log in details. A booking fee of £1 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. No booking fee is applied to tickets purchased in person from the Scottish Storytelling Centre Box Office.

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Online, Open-mic

Guid Crack Storytelling Session

Join us for the first of two special sessions of Edinburgh’s long-running storytelling night, with a special guest storyteller each time and the usual open-floor opportunity to share a tale of your own. No! Try it the other way up! Michael Kerins takes an upside down look at aspects of literature, life and art, covering friendship, love, hope and death. You’ll also get a laugh or two. weetom might even make an appearance.Born and based in Glasgow, Michael Kerins is a skilled entertainer for all ages, whose style breathes the humour and cheek of folktales through the centuries. He is currently enjoying writing about weetom and sharing his tiny adventures in classrooms and community settings in Scotland and further afield. How to Book:This event will be held on Zoom. During the event all attendees will be on screen and able to communicate via the chat function, or via their video screens.If you have booked a ticket you will receive an Event Reminder email before start of the performance with your log in details.This event is by donation (suggest £5). Please add a ticket to your basket and you can add a donation during checkout.

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Online, Open-mic

Guid Crack Storytelling Session

Join us for the second of two special sessions of Edinburgh’s long-running storytelling night, with a guest storyteller each time and the usual open floor opportunity to share a tale of your own. All Saints Orkney based storyteller Fran Flett Hollinrake loves telling tales based on historical events, especially the darker sides of the stories. Ahead of All Saint’s Day join Fran for an evening of tales about Saints and other magical people! How to Book:This event will be held on Zoom. During the event all attendees will be on screen and able to communicate via the chat function.If you have booked a ticket you will receive an Event Reminder email before start of the performance with your log in details.This event is by donation (suggest £5). Please add a ticket to your basket and you can add a donation during checkout.

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In-person, Indoor, Live Broadcast, Outdoor

In the Flow at Findhorn

Join storytellers Peter Vallance, Margot Henderson and Carol Scorer in a special evening of stories and songs. Following VisitScotland’s theme of Coasts and Waters, the storytellers will take you on a voyage of discovery to other worlds to meet magical beings who we believe will bless and heal us.Planned with COVID-19 restrictions in mind. Booking and Info:Tickets can only be booked online - universalhall.co.uk£10 (£5 Children)Venue:Universal Hall, The ParkFindhorn, IV36 3TZShow on Map

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Leaving Iona

It’s Columba’s wake. But where does his body belong - in Donegal or Iona? And who will tell the story - the monks, the poets or the women? Join storytellers Heather Yule and Donald Smith in person on this special afternoon, as they follow the inner and outer journeys of Colmcille/Columba on the 1500th anniversary of his birth. Voyage: A Nation Shaped by the Sea Over centuries, real and imaginary voyages have connected Scotland to other coastal countries, near and far. Some of the story treasures that arrived and departed with them are now presented in this special series of traditional storytelling events celebrating Scotland as a nation shaped by the sea. Specially developed for the SISF 2020 by Scottish based storytellers and musicians, the performances are presented as live from the Netherbow Theatre, at the Scottish Storytelling Centre or on location where the stories are set. Experience some of Scotland’s best storytellers and musicians in the flow as they shape these incredible tales. This event has been postponed and will be performed at a later date. More information to follow.

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Maelrubha’s Day

This short film by Bob Pegg tells - in music and images - of a day in the life of St Maelrubha, the Irish monk who founded a monastery in Applecross over 1300 years ago. Maelrubha spent his last days as a hermit on Isle Maree in the middle of Loch Maree in Wester Ross, where the story is set. Booking and Info: Free | Non TicketedFurther Event information to follow.

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Nanny of the Maroons

As the ships carried provisions from the ice-cold waters of Scotland to the coastline of Africa, a woman, packaged as human cargo, was led on to a vessel. She crossed oceans heading to the land of sugar and opportunity. Chained and imprisoned, her fury built with the pounding of the waves and upon her arrival, she slipped away like water in the sand. Filled with the force of the rivers, tides, storms and the power to deflect bullets, she returned to vent her rage and fulfil her destiny. Her name was Nanny, Queen of the Maroons. Story and songs by Mara Menzies and Apphia Campbell. Filmed at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Part of the Voyage series - A Nation Shaped by the Sea Over centuries, real and imaginary voyages have connected Scotland to other coastal countries, near and far. Some of the story treasures that arrived and departed with them are now presented in this special series of traditional storytelling events celebrating Scotland as a nation shaped by the sea. Specially developed for the SISF 2020 by Scottish based storytellers and musicians, the performances are presented as live from the Netherbow Theatre, at the Scottish Storytelling Centre or on location where the stories are set. Experience some of Scotland’s best storytellers and musicians in the flow as they shape these incredible tales. This event is hosted on Crowdcast. We are using Crowdcast to broadcast the SISF Voyages. We have chosen this as the platform lets us broadcast to a large audience and take questions through the chat feature.Please use the 'Book your Ticket' button below to register for this event. You will be directed to a registration page on Crowdcast’s website where you can click to save your spot.Crowdcast will send you an email immediately with a link for you to confirm your registration. About ten minutes before the event, Crowdcast will send you a reminder with a link to join the event.Book Your Ticket You will be able to donate via Crowdcast during the performance. All Voyages will be available to stream from the time of premier until the 13 Nov.

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Of Kelpies, Crannogs and Urisks

As the dark winter nights draw in, come join us round the fire at twilight at the Scottish Crannog Centre, beside the waters of Loch Tay, for a feast of stories and music to warm the heart. For three evenings, storytellers Graham Liney and Claire Hewitt, with musician Munro Gauld, will weave a magical spell of ancient tales connected to Highland Perthshire’s watery elemental beings, in a celebration of community and kindness.Each gathering will last one hour and will comply in accordance with all safe distancing regulations in place at the time. Booking and Info:For further information and tickets please vist crannog.co.ukTickets: £5 (£4 Seniors and Children 5-16)Venue:Scottish Crannog CentreAberfeldy, PH15 2HYShow on Map

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Old an New Tales fae The Cabrach

A mix o auld an new stories featurin the Blackwater an the Deveron wi Jackie Ross. Presented live online from The Cabrach. There may also be a small audience allowed at the Acorn Centre in The Cabrach. Booking and Info:Event on Facebook Live @CabrachTrustFor further event information get in touch by email: jackietales@msn.comBy Donation

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Live Broadcast, Online

Open Hearth: with Baba the Storyteller, Sue Hollingsworth, Sahand Sahebdivani & Mara Menzies

The Festival’s famous Open Hearth sessions move online in a ceilidh of cultures. Join us for a specially curated lineup at each session featuring some of the finest traditional storytellers from around the world, hosted by a Scottish storyteller in the ceilidh tradition. The perfect way to end – or start – your day! Tonight's storytellers are Baba the Storyteller (USA), Sue Hollingsworth (England) and Sahand Sahebdivani (The Netherlands/Iran), hosted by Mara Menzies (Scotland). Each storyteller will share a story around the theme of Community: Strength in Numbers, as well as one of their favourite tales from their country or culture. This event is hosted on Crowdcast. We are using Crowdcast to broadcast the SISF Open Hearth. We have chosen this as the platform lets us broadcast to a large audience and take questions through the chat feature.Please use the 'Book your Ticket' button below to register for this event. You will be directed to a registration page on Crowdcast’s website where you can click to save your spot.Crowdcast will send you an email immediately with a link for you to confirm your registration. About ten minutes before the event, Crowdcast will send you a reminder with a link to join the event.Book Your Ticket You will be able to donate to the Storytelling Festvial via Crowdcast before and during the performance. All Open Hearth performances will be available to stream until Fri 13 Nov.

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Live Broadcast, Online

Open Hearth: with Baba the Storyteller, Wangari Grace, Liz Weir & Martin MacIntyre

The Festival’s famous Open Hearth sessions move online in a ceilidh of cultures. Join us for a specially curated lineup at each session featuring some of the finest traditional storytellers from around the world, hosted by a Scottish storyteller in the ceilidh tradition. The perfect way to end – or start – your day! Tonight's storytellers are Baba the Storyteller (USA), Wangari Grace (Kenya) and Liz Weir (Northern Ireland), hosted by Martin MacIntyre (Scotland). Each storyteller will share a story around the theme of Roots, as well as one of their favourite tales from their country or culture. This event is hosted on Crowdcast. We are using Crowdcast to broadcast the SISF Open Hearth. We have chosen this as the platform lets us broadcast to a large audience and take questions through the chat feature.Please use the 'Book your Ticket' button below to register for this event. You will be directed to a registration page on Crowdcast’s website where you can click to save your spot.Crowdcast will send you an email immediately with a link for you to confirm your registration. About ten minutes before the event, Crowdcast will send you a reminder with a link to join the event.Book Your Ticket You will be able to donate to the Storytelling Festival via Crowdcast before and during the performance. All Open Hearth performances will be available to stream until Fri 13 Nov.

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Live Broadcast, Online

Open Hearth: with Giovanna Conforto, Wangari Grace, Usifu Jalloh & Beverley Bryant

The Festival’s famous Open Hearth sessions move online in a ceilidh of cultures. Join us for a specially curated lineup at each session featuring some of the finest traditional storytellers from around the world, hosted by a Scottish storyteller in the ceilidh tradition. The perfect way to end – or start – your day! Today's storytellers are Giovanna Conforto (Italy), Wangari Grace (Kenya) and Usifu Jalloh (Sierra Leone), hosted by Beverley Bryant (Scotland). Each storyteller will share a story around the theme of Coasts & Waters, as well as one of their favourite tales from their country or culture. This event is hosted on Crowdcast. We are using Crowdcast to broadcast the SISF Open Hearth. We have chosen this as the platform lets us broadcast to a large audience and take questions through the chat feature.Please use the 'Book your Ticket' button below to register for this event. You will be directed to a registration page on Crowdcast’s website where you can click to save your spot.Crowdcast will send you an email immediately with a link for you to confirm your registration. About ten minutes before the event, Crowdcast will send you a reminder with a link to join the event.Book Your Ticket You will be able to donate to the Storytelling Festival via Crowdcast before and during the performance. All Open Hearth performances will be available to stream until Fri 13 Nov.

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Live Broadcast, Online

Open Hearth: with Jan Blake, Peter Chand, Laura Simms & Jess Smith

The Festival’s famous Open Hearth sessions move online in a ceilidh of cultures. Join us for a specially curated lineup at each session featuring some of the finest traditional storytellers from around the world, hosted by a Scottish storyteller in the ceilidh tradition. The perfect way to end – or start – your day! Tonight's spooky storytellers are Jan Blake (England), Peter Chand (England) and Laura Simms (USA), hosted by Jess Smith (Scotland).Each storyteller will share a story around the theme of Hallowe'en, as well as one of their favourite tales from their country or culture. This event is hosted on Crowdcast. We are using Crowdcast to broadcast the SISF Open Hearth. We have chosen this as the platform lets us broadcast to a large audience and take questions through the chat feature.Please use the 'Book your Ticket' button below to register for this event. You will be directed to a registration page on Crowdcast’s website where you can click to save your spot.Crowdcast will send you an email immediately with a link for you to confirm your registration. About ten minutes before the event, Crowdcast will send you a reminder with a link to join the event.Book Your Ticket You will be able to donate to the Storytelling Festival via Crowdcast during the performance. All Open Hearth performances will be available to stream until Fri 13 Nov.

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Live Broadcast, Online

Open Hearth: with John Titi Namai, Kamini Ramachandran, Geeta Ramanujam & Bea Ferguson

The Festival’s famous Open Hearth sessions move online in a ceilidh of cultures. Join us for a specially curated lineup at each session featuring some of the finest traditional storytellers from around the world, hosted by a Scottish storyteller in the ceilidh tradition. The perfect way to end – or start – your day! Today's storytellers are John Titi Namai (Kenya), Kamini Ramachandran (Singapore) and Geeta Ramanujam (India), hosted by Bea Ferguson (Scotland). Each storyteller will share a story around the theme of Memory, as well as one of their favourite tales from their country or culture. This event is hosted on Crowdcast. We are using Crowdcast to broadcast the SISF Open Hearth. We have chosen this as the platform lets us broadcast to a large audience and take questions through the chat feature.Please use the 'Book your Ticket' button below to register for this event. You will be directed to a registration page on Crowdcast’s website where you can click to save your spot.Crowdcast will send you an email immediately with a link for you to confirm your registration. About ten minutes before the event, Crowdcast will send you a reminder with a link to join the event.Book Your Ticket You will be able to donate to the Storytelling Festival via Crowdcast before and during the performance. All Open Hearth performances will be available to stream until Fri 13 Nov.

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Live Broadcast, Online

Open Hearth: with Julie Cajune, Niall Moorjani, Donna Washington & Tom Muir

The Festival’s famous Open Hearth sessions move online in a ceilidh of cultures. Join us for a specially curated lineup at each session featuring some of the finest traditional storytellers from around the world, hosted by a Scottish storyteller in the ceilidh tradition. The perfect way to end – or start – your day! Tonight's storytellers are a href="https://blogs.uoregon.edu/honoringtriballegacies/contact/julie-cajune/ ">Julie Cajune (Salish), Niall Moorjani (Scotland/England) and Donna Washington (USA), hosted by Tom Muir (Scotland). Each storyteller will share a story around the theme of Belief, as well as one of their favourite tales from their country or culture. This event is hosted on Crowdcast. We are using Crowdcast to broadcast the SISF Open Hearth. We have chosen this as the platform lets us broadcast to a large audience and take questions through the chat feature.Please use the 'Book your Ticket' button below to register for this event. You will be directed to a registration page on Crowdcast’s website where you can click to save your spot.Crowdcast will send you an email immediately with a link for you to confirm your registration. About ten minutes before the event, Crowdcast will send you a reminder with a link to join the event.Book Your Ticket You will be able to donate to the Storytelling Festival via Crowdcast before and during the performance. All Open Hearth performances will be available to stream until Fri 13 Nov.

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Arts & Crafts, Online

SISF Art Challenge: Waterlines

Love drawing? Join the first SISF online art challenge and engage with the festival community, with the chance to win a book of Scottish folktales.Mythical prompts will be released to inspire your imagination, taking you on an adventurous sea voyage.Check our Instagram @ScotStoryFest for updates and follow the hashtags #SISFArtChallenge #SISFWaterlines.

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In-person, Outdoor

Sangs an' Clatter: Campfire Tales

Due to the latest Scottish Government Guidelines this event has been cancelled. A cosy evening of songs and tales around the campfire in Damshot Woods, with special guest storytellers and musicians alongside regular Village storytellers. Refreshments provided. Hosted by The Village Storytelling Centre. Tickets and Info:For tickets and more information Call or get in touch via email: info@villagestorytelling.org.uk. Venue:The Village Storytelling Centre69 Langton RdGlasgow, G53 5DNShow on Map

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In-person, Outdoor

Scotland's Democracy Trail

Whether it’s IndyRef2, Brexit, Project Fear or Project Farce, how we do democracy is a hot topic in Scotland. In 2014’s Independence Referendum, many thousands of people in Scotland even got enthusiastic about it! This walking tour takes a gentle uphill path to the top of Calton Hill to tell a 500-yearold story of democracy in Scotland, much of it almost forgotten. Using the fabulous views of the city, the tour will show you the clues that live on in Edinburgh’s landscape. We then take a downhill stroll to the Scottish Parliament to bring the story right up to present day. The tour lasts 2 hours 15 minutes, and covers about 1.5 miles on mainly pavements and good tracks. We climb Calton Hill - there are a few steps, followed by a long, gentle, uphill path. We finish outside the Scottish Parliament. Tour led by Jean Bareham, Greenyonder Tours. Booking and Info: In line with recent Scottish Government updates please read the following information:- Tours will meet outside of John Knox House Museum, next to the Well.- We ask that you wear a face covering for the safety of our staff, storytellers and other guests for the duration of the walking tour.- During the walking tour, please ensure you keep a 2m distance from other household groups.- For your safety tour sizes have been limited so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.- We will provide a TourTalk wireless audio system so please bring headphones with a 3.5mm audio jack-plug.- Remember we are in Scotland, wear weather appropriate clothing!

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Online, Open-mic

Scotland's Greatest Ghost Stories

What is your favourite ghost story attached to your community?As part of SISF 2020, we’re casting a net across the nation to catch ghost stories haunting each local area and to celebrate these tales with an online discussion, a workshop and a ghost story event on the last day of the festival… Saturday 31 October, Halloween!Do you know of a White Lady spectre that haunts a derelict castle, a local railway line haunted by a ghost train or a tales of local witches and warlocks? Then take part!Share and listen to all the ghostly tales during an online event on Halloween. Please note that this event is aimed at an adult audience and is not recommended for children under the age of 14. How to Book:This event will be held on Zoom. During the event all attendees will be on screen and able to communicate via the chat function, or via their video screens.If you have booked a ticket you will receive an Event Reminder Email before start of the performance with your log in details.This event is by donation (suggest £5). Please add a ticket to your basket and you can add a donation during checkout.

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Pre-recorded, Online

Scots in the Antarctic: A Tale with Penguins, Pipers and a Dog named Russ

Join storyteller Nicola Wright on a journey to the end of the earth to hear of the hugely successful, but now almost forgotten, Scottish National Antarctic Expedition 1902-1904. In this entertaining family-friendly performance you will meet William Speirs Bruce, a polar hero you may never have heard of. You will learn about what explorers ate, how they lived and what they wore. Are you ready to discover the story of the Saltire at the South Pole? Written and Performed by Nicola Wright. Filmed at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Suitable for all the family. Part of the Voyage series - A Nation Shaped by the Sea Over centuries, real and imaginary voyages have connected Scotland to other coastal countries, near and far. Some of the story treasures that arrived and departed with them are now presented in this special series of traditional storytelling events celebrating Scotland as a nation shaped by the sea. Specially developed for the SISF 2020 by Scottish based storytellers and musicians, the performances are presented as live from the Netherbow Theatre, at the Scottish Storytelling Centre or on location where the stories are set. Experience some of Scotland’s best storytellers and musicians in the flow as they shape these incredible tales. This event is hosted on Crowdcast. We are using Crowdcast to broadcast the SISF Voyages. We have chosen this as the platform lets us broadcast to a large audience and take questions through the chat feature.Please use the 'Book your Ticket' button below to register for this event. You will be directed to a registration page on Crowdcast’s website where you can click to save your spot.Crowdcast will send you an email immediately with a link for you to confirm your registration. About ten minutes before the event, Crowdcast will send you a reminder with a link to join the event.Book Your Ticket You will be able to donate via Crowdcast during the performance. All Voyages will be available to stream from the time of premier until the 13 Nov.

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Pre-recorded, Online

Shetland Stories & Fiddle Tunes: The Greenland Days and the Haaf Fishing

Join Maurice Henderson and Ewen Thomson as they share stories and songs from the days of sail. Many Shetlanders made their living through Haaf fishing, using small open boats to sail or row out to the deep-water fishing grounds. The boat handling skills of the Shetland fishermen meant they were in great demand to crew aboard the British Arctic whaling ships. The performance is enriched with Shetland traditional and contemporary fiddle tunes relating to the sea, inspired by the stories and traditions handed down from the days of the whaling and Haaf fishing. Written and Performed by Maurice Henderson and Ewen Thomson. Filmed on location in Shetland. Part of the Voyage series- A Nation Shaped by the Sea Over centuries, real and imaginary voyages have connected Scotland to other coastal countries, near and far. Some of the story treasures that arrived and departed with them are now presented in this special series of traditional storytelling events celebrating Scotland as a nation shaped by the sea. Specially developed for the SISF 2020 by Scottish based storytellers and musicians, the performances are presented as live from the Netherbow Theatre, at the Scottish Storytelling Centre or on location where the stories are set. Experience some of Scotland’s best storytellers and musicians in the flow as they shape these incredible tales. This event is hosted on Crowdcast. We are using Crowdcast to broadcast the SISF Voyages. We have chosen this as the platform lets us broadcast to a large audience and take questions through the chat feature.Please use the 'Book your Ticket' button below to register for this event. You will be directed to a registration page on Crowdcast’s website where you can click to save your spot.Crowdcast will send you an email immediately with a link for you to confirm your registration. About ten minutes before the event, Crowdcast will send you a reminder with a link to join the event.Book Your Ticket You will be able to donate via Crowdcast during the performance. All Voyages will be available to stream from the time of premier until the 13 Nov.

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In-person, Outdoor

Storytelling Cafe Sessions

Rediscover the joy of ‘eye to eye, mind to mind, and heart to heart’ storytelling. Wellbeing and connection flows through these daily sessions as the core ethos, with a special guest storyteller or musician and an open-floor section for audience participation. Further event information to follow. Venue:Scottish Storytelling Centre Please note the Storytelling Cafe performances between the 17 and 25 Oct have been cancelled. Tickets for 26 - 31 Oct are currently not on sale. We are awaiting further Government Guidance.

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Gaelic, Pre-recorded, Online

TUATH: Songs of the Northlands

Highland based duo, Brian Ó hEadhra and Fiona Mackenzie, present an intimate show featuring songs from their acclaimed, recently released albums TÌR - Highland Life & Lore and TUATH - Songs of the Northlands. TÌR explores traditional and contemporary life and stories from the Highlands of Scotland. TUATH is a musical and cultural exploration of the connections between the Gaels and our nearest Atlantic neighbours. The duo will provide introductions and read translations of the songs, which are mostly in Scottish Gaelic, but also in Irish Gaelic, English and Norwegian. A show not to be missed! Filmed at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Bidh Brian Ó hEadhra agus Fiona NicCoinnich a’ taisbeanadh òrain às na clàraidhean as ùr aca TÌR – Highland Life & Lore agus TUATH – Songs of the Northlands anns a’ chonsairt sònraichte seo. Tha TÌR a’ coimhead air dòigheanbeatha traidiseanta agus dòighean-beatha san latha an-diugh is a’ gabhail a-steach sgeulachdan às a’ Ghàidhealtachd. ‘s e rùrachadh ceòlmhòr is cultarail a th’ ann an TUATHA a tha a’ sealltainn air na ceanglaichean eadar na Gàidheil is na nabaidhean as fhaisge oirnn anns a’ Chuan Siar. Bheir an dithis seachad ro-ràdh do na h-òrain le eadar-theangachaidhean, ‘s ann anns a’ Ghàidhlig a tha a’ mhòr-chuid de na h-òrain ach tha cuideachd òrain ann an Gaeilge, Beurla agus Nirribhis. Nach call an cothrom seo fhaicinn! Air a chlàradh ann an talla-cluiche na Scottish Storytelling Centre. Part of the Voyage series - A Nation Shaped by the Sea Over centuries, real and imaginary voyages have connected Scotland to other coastal countries, near and far. Some of the story treasures that arrived and departed with them are now presented in this special series of traditional storytelling events celebrating Scotland as a nation shaped by the sea. Specially developed for the SISF 2020 by Scottish based storytellers and musicians, the performances are presented as live from the Netherbow Theatre, at the Scottish Storytelling Centre or on location where the stories are set. Experience some of Scotland’s best storytellers and musicians in the flow as they shape these incredible tales. This event is hosted on Crowdcast. We are using Crowdcast to broadcast the SISF Voyages. We have chosen this as the platform lets us broadcast to a large audience and take questions through the chat feature.Please use the 'Book your Ticket' button below to register for this event. You will be directed to a registration page on Crowdcast’s website where you can click to save your spot.Crowdcast will send you an email immediately with a link for you to confirm your registration. About ten minutes before the event, Crowdcast will send you a reminder with a link to join the event.Book Your Ticket You will be able to donate via Crowdcast during the performance. All Voyages will be available to stream from the time of premier until the 13 Nov.

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Pre-recorded, Online

Tales from the Spa Gardens

In Victorian times the village of Strathpeffer in Ross-shire was the most northerly spa in Britain. Florence Nightingale, Robert Louis Stevenson and George Bernard Shaw were among those who came to take its sulphurous waters, visit the airy pavilion and promenade through the gardens. In 2007 five giant statues appeared in the gardens, all related to local and Highland legends. This short film by Bob Pegg tells the stories of the statues and the Spa Gardens themselves. Booking and Info:Free | Non TicketedFurther Event information to follow.

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The Birlinn

Are we heading for peace or war? Renowned piper and Gaelic tradition bearer, Ailean Domhnullach/Allan MacDonald premieres his musical evocation of sailing, sharing the majestic voyage of The Galley of Clanranald. Devised and performed with Aidan O'Rourke. The featured Gaelic text of Birlinn Chlann Raghnaill is by Alasdair Mac Mhaistear Alasdair, Jacobite Bard of Clan Ranald, alongside a new translation by Alan Riach. Filmed at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Part of the Voyage series - A Nation Shaped by the Sea Over centuries, real and imaginary voyages have connected Scotland to other coastal countries, near and far. Some of the story treasures that arrived and departed with them are now presented in this special series of traditional storytelling events celebrating Scotland as a nation shaped by the sea. Specially developed for the SISF 2020 by Scottish based storytellers and musicians, the performances are presented as live from the Netherbow Theatre, at the Scottish Storytelling Centre or on location where the stories are set. Experience some of Scotland’s best storytellers and musicians in the flow as they shape these incredible tales. This event is hosted on Crowdcast. We are using Crowdcast to broadcast the SISF Voyages. We have chosen this as the platform lets us broadcast to a large audience and take questions through the chat feature.Please use the 'Book your Ticket' button below to register for this event. You will be directed to a registration page on Crowdcast’s website where you can click to save your spot.Crowdcast will send you an email immediately with a link for you to confirm your registration. About ten minutes before the event, Crowdcast will send you a reminder with a link to join the event.Book Your Ticket You will be able to donate via Crowdcast during the performance. All Voyages will be available to stream from the time of premier until the 13 Nov.

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The Song of Tatha

Water has memory. Held in the rivers, lochs and burns of Breadalbane are many stories. Tales of urisks, gruagachs, kelpies and water spirits offer us a glimpse of the deep interconnection between these elemental beings, the land and the people who have made this their home. Storytellers and musicians Claire Hewitt, Ceit Langhorne and Munro Gauld, inspired by the River Tay and Highland Perthshire’s rich collection of stories, songs and music, offer you a magical and unique evening set in a specially created multi-sensory space.The event is part of a project in collaboration with the Scottish Crannog Centre and TRACS - Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland, supported by The Andy Hunter Bursary. Booking and Info:For further information and tickets please vist birkscinema.co.uk/community-hubTickets In Person £5 (£3) | Online £5Venue:Aberfeldy Town Hall2 Crieff Rd, Aberfeldy, PH15 2BJShow on Map

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The Witches Walk

Take a wander with storytellers Lea Taylor and Mary Craig, walking where the witches feared to tread! Passing St Giles Cathedral and the National Library of Scotland, they will take you down Victoria Street to Grassmarket and then up again to the Witches’ Well by Edinburgh Castle. In this fun, informative and interactive walk, Lea and Mary will intrigue and delight you with the gore, the facts and fiction and a little more besides. Bring umbrellas (this is Scotland after all) and a willingness to take part! Booking and Info: In line with recent Scottish Government updates please read the following information:- Tours will meet outside of John Knox House Museum, next to the Well.- We ask that you wear a face covering for the safety of our staff, storytellers and other guests for the duration of the walking tour.- During the walking tour, please ensure you keep a 2m distance from other household groups.- For your safety tour sizes have been limited so please book in advance to avoid disappointment.- We will provide a TourTalk wireless audio system so please bring headphones with a 3.5mm audio jack-plug.- Remember we are in Scotland, wear weather appropriate clothing!

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Tour to the Hebrides

All aboard with Sam and Bozzie - alias storytellers Andy Cannon and Christopher Craig - for Boswell and Johnson’s infamous trip across Scotland to Iona. It’s English bulldog versus Scots terrier, and they are both writing their version. And why won’t someone set up a reliable system of ferries? The intrepid duo hit all the highs and plumb the lows of travelling in the same boat. Devised by Donald Smith. Performed by Andy Cannon and Christopher Craig. Filmed at the Scottish Storytelling Centre and on location in the Hebrides. Part of the Voyage series - A Nation Shaped by the Sea Over centuries, real and imaginary voyages have connected Scotland to other coastal countries, near and far. Some of the story treasures that arrived and departed with them are now presented in this special series of traditional storytelling events celebrating Scotland as a nation shaped by the sea. Specially developed for the SISF 2020 by Scottish based storytellers and musicians, the performances are presented as live from the Netherbow Theatre, at the Scottish Storytelling Centre or on location where the stories are set. Experience some of Scotland’s best storytellers and musicians in the flow as they shape these incredible tales. This event is hosted on Crowdcast. We are using Crowdcast to broadcast the SISF Voyages. We have chosen this as the platform lets us broadcast to a large audience and take questions through the chat feature.Please use the 'Book your Ticket' button below to register for this event. You will be directed to a registration page on Crowdcast’s website where you can click to save your spot.Crowdcast will send you an email immediately with a link for you to confirm your registration. About ten minutes before the event, Crowdcast will send you a reminder with a link to join the event.Book Your Ticket You will be able to donate via Crowdcast during the performance. All Voyages will be available to stream from the time of premier until the 13 Nov.

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Whispering Waters

Local storytellers Joanne Dowd, Susan Chown, Jack Stravaiger and Janet Crawford invite you to an enticing mix of watery tales. Join the Go Local online tales night, or the Spooky Story Walk from Tillicoultry to the haunted Tait’s Tomb in Dollar (this event will now be online). Enjoy more stories at the interactive story evening, or come along to the Whispering Waters, Live Saturday Story afternoon and hear about local legends of sea gods, maidens, mists, wells and warlocks. All events will be held online. Programme:Monday 19th OctoberGhost Stories with Joanne Dowd and Susan ChownWednesday 21st OctoberSpooky Story Walk in pictures with Nick StravaigerThursday 22nd October Behind the Story with Joanne Dowd and Susan ChownSaturday 24th October“Whispering Waters” story afternoon with Susan Chown, Janet Crawford and Joanne Dowd Booking and Info:For more information get in touch via email: hillfootstales@gmail.com or check Facebook: @hillfootstales Venue:All events will be held Online

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