Tall Tales Oscar

Scotland's annual tall tales storytelling competition is back at the Scottish Storytelling Centre on 16th March and hosted by last year's winner, Suu Caledonia.

Tall Tales Oscar

About Tall Tales Oscar

Hilarious, mysterious or just plain ridiculous - listen to tall tales, ferocious fibs and fables performed live on stage by Scotland's finest tellers, then you decide who wins the lucrative accolade of Oscar the Leprechaun! Scotland's annual tall tales storytelling competition is hosted by last year's winner, Suu Caledonia.

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