Resources

Finding Stories to Tell

Are you keen to start telling stories, but not sure where to find them? Not to worry, as we present a selection of useful books and websites where you can begin to collect your own bank of favourite stories. Many of the titles are available in the Scottish Storytelling Centre Bookshop. Contributed by Bea Ferguson … Continued

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Mar a Phòs Gille Òg Gun Tochar

Mar a chaidh innse le Tony Dilworth. Fhuair e an sgeulachd seo bho Bonaventure C. K. Mkumbi de na Warimi a tha a’ fuireach timcheall air Singida ann an Tanzania. Is ann mu dheidhinn siostam an tochair a tha i agus tha an sgeulachd ag innse mun dòigh a chaidh aig gille òg a phòsadh … Continued

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An Dall is an Crùbach

A story from Tanzania told by Tarvisio Mayuva of the Wanyaturu in Kondoa. Nochd an sgeul seo an toiseach ann an Cothrom, an ràitheachan dà-chànanach aig Clì Gàidhlig www.cli.org.uk, buidheann cothruim is adhartachaidh na Gàidhlig. Contributed by Tony Dilworth Download the Gaelic and English version below.

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Mallie an da paets

A story from Shetland, told in true Shetland style, exploring the theme of reward and punishment. The first document is written in Scots dialect, the second document is written in English. Contributed by George P. S. Peterson

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The Paddo

As told by Margaret Tollick, with credit to Robert Chambers’ Popular Rhymes of Scotland. Margaret believes passionately in the need to keep our Scots language and local dialects alive and shares this very old folktale in Scots.

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The Benefits of Traditional Dance by Mats Melin

The gift of moving without being self conscious about it As part of TRACS’ Gifting Every Child resource, Mats Melin details the benefits of traditional dance for children and all ages. It is important to enable children to move with ease and enjoy themselves, which means they relax and become less self-conscious. A good way … Continued

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The Benefits of Traditional Song by Christina Stewart

Why is singing good for children and what are the specific benefits associated with Gifting Every Child? As part of TRACS Gifting Every Child resource, Christina Stewart details the benefits of singing traditional Scottish songs from a young age onwards. The benefits for different age groups are different, but overlapping. Some of the areas where … Continued

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The Miner’s Lullaby (Coorie Doon)

Sung by Christina Stewart Recorded/Produced by Bob Pegg Part of Gifting Every Child

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The World Must Be Coming to an End

Sung by Christina Stewart Recorded/produced by Bob Pegg Part of Gifting Every Child Listen to archive recording

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Kittie Berdo

Sung by Christina Stewart Recorded/produced by Bob Pegg Part of Gifting Every Child

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