Diverse Network of Individuals Supporting Scotland's Storytelling Culture

Scottish Storytelling Forum

The Scottish Storytelling Forum (SSF) was founded in 1992 to encourage and support the telling and sharing of stories amongst all age groups and all sectors of society, particularly those who, for reasons of poverty or disability, are sometimes excluded from artistic experiences.

Click 'Play Video' to discover an example of Storytelling in Scotland with our current Chair, Ruth Kirkpatrick.

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SISF Community Programme

Schools and community groups are encouraged to take part in a storytelling celebration from Monday 2 September – Monday 2 December, with Wednesday 27 November designated as a nation-wide story exchange!

During this time, you are invited to book a storyteller for a local event, take part in the Beyond Words Story Exchange and share all your wonderful storytelling activity with the Scottish Storytelling Forum team and your community.

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Raspberry Ripple: Giving a voice to women’s stories around sexuality

The Scottish Storytelling Forum (SSF) is a membership organisation, dedicated to keeping the art of live oral storytelling alive and growing...
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“Maker, ye maun sing them… Tomorrow, songs Will flow free again, and new voices Be borne on the carrying stream.” (Hamish...
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Voice of Youth: The Next Generation of Storytelling

The Scottish Storytelling Forum (SSF) is a membership organisation, dedicated to keeping the art of live oral storytelling alive and growing...
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