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

The SISF Community and Family Programme bookends and runs alongside the main Scottish International Storytelling Festival and is taking place between Monday 12 October – Monday 30 November.

This year, we will pair local storytellers with schools and community groups in digital and small-scale live settings – keeping things safe and slow with a varied and enjoyable programme for all.

Take Part in The Big Scottish Story Ripple

Community groups and schools can take part in The Big Scottish Story Ripple by holding a storytelling event led by a professional storyteller from our Storytelling Directory.

Groups can apply for a subsidy that will cover the cost of their storyteller’s fees. In return, successful applicants must offer a good deed back to their local community on or before St Andrew’s Day – continuing the ripple of kindness.

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This World Storytelling Day, Sat 20 March 2021 at 7.30pm, TRACS is hosting a European Ceilidh to reach out to our...
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