Growing Stories
Fri 19 – Wed 31 Oct

Stories are like gardens – they bring people together and grow but they also need nurture and care. The 30th Scottish International Storytelling Festival feeds the creativity of Scottish and international storytellers to unearth ancient roots and make new talent blossom across Scotland.

At the heart of the programme is the shared culture of Scotland and Ireland, with their international connections and influence, and the way in which Celtic traditions unite word, image and sound to pack a big emotional punch.

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The World’s Finest Feast of Traditional Storytelling

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival is one of the most admired storytelling events in the world and the largest of its kind – both from a programming and participation perspective, encompassing a wealth of cultures, traditions and styles – a world of stories within the Festival City.

‘Drift into exotic worlds as talented storytellers from all over the globe regale you with tales of derring-do.’ (Bristol Post)

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