COVID-19 Announcement

The Scottish Storytelling Centre, John Knox House and the Café are now open. Our Covid-19 Guidelines.


We’re Celebrating Book Week Scotland with a Book Sale!

It’s Book Week Scotland! From the 15 – 21 November we’re joining the annual celebration of stories, books and reading, by hosting a book sale in our independent bookshop at the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Our offer? Buy any 2 books or more and get 10% off (excluding already discounted items), as well as 20% off … Continued


Performances from the launch of the Scotland Online Directory of Musicians now on the TMF YouTube channel

You can now watch all the performances from the launch of the Scotland Online Directory of Musicians on the TMF YouTube channel. Amazing music from Maeve Mackinnon with Luc McNally & Ali Levack, Rachel Hair & Ron Jappy, and David Foley & Jack Smedley with Jenn Butterworth.


Dee and Don Ceilidh Collective – Tuition Workshops

After a difficult 18 months for so many, the Dee and Don Ceilidh Collective are delighted to launch a series of workshops encouraging people to not only connect with their local landscape and each other online but to work with some of Scotland’s most revered traditional musicians to learn specially composed music and song. The … Continued


SISF Art Challenge: Making Statues

After last year’s first-time success, the SISF Instagram art challenge returns due to popular demand! Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. (Michelangelo) For this year’s SISF 6-day Instagram art challenge we are asking you to pick your personal heroes and to … Continued


Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2021 Festival is revealed!

The programme for the 2021 Scottish International Storytelling Festival was revealed today as the festival theme ‘Imagine’ promises an eclectic mix of online events spanning across the globe and small-scale face-to-face events. Over 100 performers will take part in the festival and countries represented include USA, Colombia, Canada, Italy, Spain, England, Kenya, Northern Ireland, Holland, … Continued


Stornoway studio to offer Gaelic musicians unique recording opportunity

Gaelic artists encouraged to apply for professional home recording grant  A Stornoway recording studio is giving 10 lucky Gaelic singers and Celtic musicians the chance to professionally record music from the comfort of their home as part of a new project promoting Gaelic language and culture. Funded by Creative Scotland, the Clàradh san Sgòth (Cloud … Continued


Youth Engagement Project – Scots Fiddle Festival 2021

Calling all young fiddlers! This is your chance to open the Saturday night concert of the Scots Fiddle Festival 2021. Fiddlers/violinists aged 12-18* are encouraged to apply to be part of the Scots Fiddle Festival Youth Engagement Project (YEP) and perform at the Pleasance, Edinburgh, opening the concert on Saturday 20th November. This year’s YEP tutor is … Continued


Scottish International Storytelling Festival – Commitment to Carbon Reduction

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) supports the collective Edinburgh Festivals Carbon Reduction Route Map and commits to work towards the silver route for emissions reductions. Within the silver route, we will focus on the following areas up to 2025: Digital Programming: utilise livestreaming, online programming (paper free) and online participation to reduce waste and … Continued


Directory of Musicians Spotify Playlist #4

The fourth in the Traditional Music Forum‘s series of Spotify playlists featuring musicians and bands from the Scotland Online Directory of Musicians. There will be a new playlist created each month with tracks from ten different musicians and bands from the directory, showcasing the fantastic traditional music Scotland has to offer. Directory of Musicians Spotify … Continued


It’s a wrap! The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021

And just like that, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 is over! We couldn’t have asked for a better return to live performance – it’s been such a delight to safely welcome audiences back into the Scottish Storytelling Centre this August, and the feedback we’ve had from performers and ticket buyers has been truly heartwarming. A … Continued

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