It’s National Storytelling Week, the festival of live storytelling. At The Dunstane we love a good story, so we’re taking a look at some of the ways we can all celebrate live storytelling in Edinburgh …
Visit the Scottish Storytelling Centre
The Scottish Storytelling Centre has a packed calendar of events, with something for all ages to enjoy. Live storytelling, theatre, music, exhibitions, family events and workshops are scheduled all year round. Spaces for events are limited, so we recommend booking tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
Join a Storytelling Club
There are many storytelling clubs in Scotland. Some have one storyteller who entertains the group, while others get together and take it in turns to tell a short story each. TRAC Scotland have put together an excellent list of storytelling clubs to choose from.
Take a Walking Tour
Edinburgh is so full of history, there are countless tales to be told. Take a guided walking tour of Edinburgh and hear some of our city’s most fascinating stories of historic figures, ghosts and ghouls, underground streets, mysteries and discoveries. Check out The Real Mary King’s Close, Mercat Tours and Sandemans, all based on the Royal Mile.
Tell some Edinburgh Stories
If you’re looking for a tale to tell, Edinburgh has so many true stories, myths and legends for you to discover. Some of the most well-known include Greyfriars Bobby, Deacon Brodie, Half Hangit Maggie and Burke and Hare. Some stories are based on historic fact, others are urban myths passed down through the ages, but they all make great material for live storytelling!
Whatever you do on National Storytelling Week, remember everyone has a story to tell. Call in for a cosy drink in our Stane Bar and tell us yours!