Updated Statement on COVID-19 from the Scottish Storytelling Centre & TRACS

Dear Friends,

It is with heavy heart that as of today (Wed 18 Mar) we have decided to close the Scottish Storytelling Centre and John Knox House to the public and suspend our events programme until further notice. The safety and wellbeing of our staff, visitors and performers is at the forefront of our thoughts.

If you have booked tickets for an upcoming performance, please bear with us as we contact everyone regarding refunds. We will continue to monitor the situation closely, following the appropriate advice.

We are already beginning to work with our network of brilliant storytellers, musicians and performers across Scotland to develop alternative ways of promoting and celebrating the great work that they do. Please keep an eye on our website and social media channels for further updates on this.

The Storytelling Centre is a community space, in many, many ways. We exist to celebrate the stories that humans share, to give opportunities for creative spirits and to carry on the traditions that generations before have taught us, learning from them and adding to them as we go along the carrying stream. This is our story just now.

If you have any questions, please contact us by email at

Take care and stay safe,

Scottish Storytelling Centre & TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland)