Book Calum Lykan
**Currently based in Canada**
I love to tell stories, it’s my passion and my world. And what I love most is a challenge: give me a theme, a concept, an emotion and then give me a second for a story to spring to mind. That is the best way to tell a tale. Life needs breathed into stories and with each new telling they take flight and form. I carry this belief in storytelling into my Storytelling and Walking Tours.
I offer a broad range of walking tours from Storytelling, Ghostly and Historical to everything in between. My stories have taken me all over the world and I’ve told stories in a wealth of locations from libraries, schools, community centres, public houses, theatres, festivals, the streets, in distant lands and even in ancient Redwood Forests, loving every minute of every experience. Scottish and Irish folk tales and legends, Norse and Greek myths, tales from Europe, Asia, America are just some of the stories I love to tell.
I was born and raised in Ayrshire in the heart of Burns country, surrounded by the stories from this rich and beautiful area. Like the Bard, I moved to Edinburgh where I regularly contributed at such nights as Cafe Voices and the Guid Crack Club. But that wasn’t enough. Early in my career I formed The Burgh Blatherers Group, a development group for new and up and coming storytellers in Edinburgh. The idea was to give the opportunity to test out stories and build confidence telling to a group of people. This group I am happy to say is still running even though I have handed over the reigns.