COVID-19 Announcement

The Scottish Storytelling Centre and John Knox House are closed to the public until further notice. Read More.

Storytelling

A View Behind the Scenes – TRACS & SSC Staff on Lockdown Life

We love to share stories and to connect with our visitors and audiences across the traditional arts, so we thought we would ask TRACS and SSC staff to give you a sneak peek behind the scenes of their lockdown life and office spaces. From attention-seeking pets, coded poetry, creative things like knitting and drawing, to … Continued

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Updated Statement on COVID-19 from the Scottish Storytelling Centre & TRACS

Dear Friends, It is with heavy heart that as of today (Wed 18 Mar) we have decided to close the Scottish Storytelling Centre and John Knox House to the public and suspend our events programme until further notice. The safety and wellbeing of our staff, visitors and performers is at the forefront of our thoughts. … Continued

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Lively Tradition and New Perspectives – Celebrating Burns Night 

The Scottish Storytelling Centre, supported by Scotland’s Winter Festivals event fund, honours the legacy of Robert Burns through a series of cross-generational celebrations, bringing people together home and away. Whether it’s ringing in the New Year with “Auld Lang Syne”, book titles, pop music, or featuring on banknotes – the ploughman’s poet as he’s often … Continued

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A Celebration of Generosity, Kindness and Compassion at St Andrew’s Fair Saturday

Every year, St Andrew’s Day garners feasts and celebrations across the nation. It’s a time of compassion, reflection and good fun. This year at the Centre, we’re celebrating our national holiday with two Ceilidhs – a family Ceilidh for all the family and a Ceilidh House to close the day – as well as a multi-sensory … Continued

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Discover Seasonal Resources Around Our Celtic Roots

With The Children’s Forest, a beautiful book – co-authored by Dawn Casey, Anna Richardson and Helen Ascoli – Hawthorn Press have scaled fresh heights in its vocation to put inspiring storytelling resources into our hands. There is a practical aim at work in providing ‘stories and songs, wild food, crafts and celebrations all year round’, … Continued

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New Anthology of Scottish Folk Tales

In recent years, seventeen new collections of folktales from Scotland’s diverse regions have been produced by ‘The History Press’ and the latest Anthology of Scottish Folk Tales brings together tales from across Scotland in one special volume. That is a creative roll call of places and people. Scotland has proved fertile folk tale territory, as … Continued

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Fringe 2019: Q&A with Alice Fernbank and Graham Dickson on The Golden Fly

Name of your show: The Golden Fly How would you describe your show in one sentence?  An epic tale of a shapeshifting Goddess who journeys across worlds in search of a golden awakening. Is this the first time that you are performing at the Fringe? No. What do you think sets your show apart from … Continued

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Fringe 2019: Q&A with Brite Theatre on (Can This Be) Home

Name of your show: (Can This Be) Home How would you describe your show in one sentence? Poetic and musical journey through the personal impact of Brexit so far. Is this the first time that you are performing at the Fringe? It is for Kolbrun, she usually doesn’t perform but writes or directs, but as … Continued

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Fringe 2019: Q&A with Stefan Smart on I am Mark

Name of your show:  I AM MARK How would you describe your show in one sentence?  A stunning solo dramatisation of The Greatest Story Ever Told. Is this the first time that you are performing at the Fringe?  Yes. What do you think sets your show apart from all the other Festival offerings?  There will … Continued

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Fringe 2019: Q&A with Dougie Mackay on Supernatural: Wonder Tales from Scotland

Name of your show: Supernatural: Wonder Tales from Scotland How would you describe your show in one sentence? A storytelling voyage beyond the veil and into the heart of Scotland’s mysterious nature. Is this the first time that you are performing at the Fringe?  Second. What do you think sets your show apart from all … Continued

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