Scottish International Storytelling Festival

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival is a 10-day celebration of live storytelling and imagination.

Scottish International Storytelling Festival

About Scottish International Storytelling Festival

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Welcome to the World's Finest Feast of Traditional Storytelling.

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) is a 10 day celebration of live storytelling, oral traditions and cultural diversity, bringing together a large number of Scottish and international storytellers and musicians.

It takes place in October each year, as the season's change with long nights drawing families and friends around the hearth, inspired by the Scottish ceilidh tradition and its sense of togetherness - a community gathering full of tales, anecdotes, music, songs and ballads.

The Festival takes place in and around Edinburgh. The main venue is the Netherbow Theatre at the Storytelling Centre on the Royal Mile, the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. Partner venues include the National Museum of Scotland, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, the National Library of Scotland and many other cultural organisations in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Scotland.

Upcoming Events at Scottish International Storytelling Festival

In the Shadows of the Hillfoots

In the Shadows of the Hillfoots

26th October 2018
As part of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival, 'In the Shadows of the Hillfoots' will breathe life into four local folklore stories that have been long forgotten.

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