Orkney Storytelling Festival

Orkney Storytelling Festival celebrates the islands of Orkney, Scotland, through tales about their history and heritage. Join events in various locations across Orkney to take part in this celebration of folklore and friendship.

The organisers say:

‘Now, in the 21st Century, we have hundreds of different leisure activities to amuse and distract us. Storytelling still goes on, but takes different forms: a joke told in a pub, a story about a bad day at work, family histories inspired by an interest in genealogy… they are all forms of storytelling.

‘The Orcadian Story Trust aims to capture Orkney’s tales, and promote their retelling. We also want to support new forms of storytelling and keep alive the oral tradition in a modern world!’

Learn more about Orkney Storytelling Festival!