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Invitation to Tender for Café at Scottish Storytelling Centre & John Knox House

Invitation to tender deadline – 23 April 2018

The Mission and Discipleship Council of the Church of Scotland, trading as Scottish Storytelling Centre, invites tenders from suitably qualified and experienced catering companies or individuals for the opportunity to operate the café within the Scottish Storytelling Centre on the Royal Mile, in line with plans and expectations for the future of the café and how it fits with and supports the Scottish Storytelling Centre.

About the Scottish Storytelling Centre and John Knox House

The Scottish Storytelling Centre is a vibrant arts venue with a seasonal programme of live storytelling, theatre, music, exhibitions, workshops, family events, and festivals. We are the home of two festivals: TradFest, a traditional arts festival that takes place in the spring, and the Scottish International Storytelling Festival in October. We’re also a host venue for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and other exciting cultural programmes all year round.

Attached to the Scottish Storytelling Centre is John Knox House, a four star visitor attraction. Dating back to 1470, it and Moubray House which is attached, is the only original medieval building surviving on the Royal Mile. There is a bookshop located in the medieval luckenbooths of John Knox House.

The Café is a great space to meet friends and family. It’s a light and bright space that looks out onto the busy Royal Mile, offering tranquillity from the hustle and bustle outside. A family-friendly café with lots of space for buggies; children can run around in the adjacent Storytelling Court and be entertained by our Story wall and activity box. The Storytelling Court always has a free exhibition for our visitors to enjoy which changes every month or two.

Please download the below documents for further information and to submit your application by Monday 23 April

Application Form       Tender Information