SISF Community & Family Programme

The Big Scottish Story Ripple

Monday 12 October – Monday 30 November

Schools and community groups can apply for fully funded storytelling sessions delivered by a Scottish Storytelling Forum professional storyteller, we cover the cost and in return, applicants offer a good deed back to their community on or before St Andrew’s Day (30th Nov) – continuing the ripple of kindness!

Last year 19 local areas across Scotland took part, accumulating to 117 Storytelling events in total. This year, The Big Scottish Story Ripple hopes to make an even bigger splash with more events and more acts of kindness happening across Scotland.

We aim to offer financial support to all those that apply. However, if there is an over subscription, we will operate on a first come, first served basis, so please get your application in as soon as possible and before the deadline of Monday 13 September at 5pm.



· Duration of one storytelling session or workshop is 60 mins.

· The cost of a storyteller fee for this session will be covered by SISF, any additional costs (including travel and accommodation) must be covered by the organisation.

· An applicant can make a maximum of two applications per organisation. However, if we are over-subscribed, we may only be able to offer 1 fully funded session per organisation.

· If groups would like to book additional sessions on top of their successful allocation, the remaining booking fees must be paid by the organisation.

· Events can be held digitally or in small, live local gatherings that adhere to Covid-19 guidelines at the time of the event.

· Registrations close at 5pm on Monday 13 September.


Apply here

Community Programme Events are listed below….

Stories for Halloween

31/10/2021 Event Info
Stories Under The Trees

30/10/2021 Event Info
Treasure Trove of Stories

29/10/2021 Event Info
Carleith’s Adventures in Storytelling

27/10/2021 Event Info
Adventures in Storytelling

27/10/2021 Event Info
Inspiring Highland Women

26/10/2021 Event Info
Motherhood Tales

22/10/2021 Event Info
Through the Stones

20/10/2021 Event Info
Tales by the Loch

17/10/2021 Event Info
Birthday Cards For All: Part Two

14/10/2021 Event Info
The Fortune Series: Day Two

10/10/2021 Event Info
Monochromemaud: The Fortune Series

09/10/2021 Event Info
Birthday Cards For All

14/10/2021 Event Info
Autumnal Tales with Claire McNicol and the Edinburgh Young Carers

14/10/2021 Event Info
Aboyne’s Awesome Story Ripple

14/10/2021 Event Info
A Tale or Three

12/10/2021 Event Info
Selkie Stories at The Ripple’s Restalrig Lochend Community Hub

08/10/2021 Event Info
The Ripple: Friday Club Open Afternoon

08/10/2021 Event Info
COP26 and Climate Change Stories

05/10/2021 Event Info
Autumnal Tree Stories: Session 2

05/10/2021 Event Info
Autumnal Tree Stories: Session 1

05/10/2021 Event Info
Story Making and Story Sharing Moray

01/10/2021 Event Info