The World’s Finest Feast of Traditional Storytelling

Great stories well told have the ability to evoke indelible images in the mind of the listener, offering visitors and locals a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the extraordinary tales, music and characters that bring both our contemporary and traditional culture to life.

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Download the 2017 the Scottish International Storytelling Festival Programme

Hosted by the storytellers of Scotland, artists from across the world gather to guide us through the labyrinths of change and weave new narratives for a re-imagined earth. In Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology, SISF makes an ancient art form vibrant in our human present


Scottish Storytelling Centre

High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR, United Kingdom

Eh1 1SR

0131 556 9579

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