A diverse network of storytellers, organisations and individuals supporting Scotland’s vibrant storytelling community.
A living cultural ecology with the power to inspire our modern society.
The Scottish Storytelling Forum (SSF) was founded in 1992 to encourage and support the telling and sharing of stories amongst all age groups and all sectors of society, particularly those who, for reasons of poverty or disability, are sometimes excluded from artistic experiences.
Traditional storytelling continues in Gaelic and Highland culture, in the Scottish Traveller way of life, in rural Scots communities, and in urban communities that live by ‘word of mouth’.
As the Forum approached the year 2000, they entered into partnership with the Church of Scotland to transform The Netherbow Arts Centre on the Royal Mile into the world’s first purpose built Storytelling Centre. This was completed in 2006, giving the Scottish Storytelling Centre and Network a national and international hub, and a beacon for its aims and values.