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Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2021

15 Oct 2021 - 31 Oct 2021
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
This page contains information about a past festival edition. View the latest edition here.

There are plenty of reasons to explore Edinburgh – its distinct and beautiful geography, its enlightening history and culture, its amazing food and drink – especially when the streets come alive during our festivals. And as Hallowe’en approaches, Edinburgh lights its seasonal storytelling hearth and welcomes everyone to its glow. Great stories well told can evoke indelible images in the mind of the listener, offering locals and visitors a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the extraordinary tales, music and characters that bring both our contemporary and traditional culture to life. The Festival brings together a large number of Scottish and international storytellers and musicians and takes place in October each year [details of 2021 programme to be announced on 21st September], as the seasons change with long nights drawing families and friends around the hearth, inspired by the Scottish ceilidh tradition and its sense of togetherness – a community gathering full of tales, anecdotes, music, songs and ballads.

Practical info

Pricerange per day

Under 10 euro


Snack bar , Resto , Veggie/vegan , Gluten-lactose free

Main target group

Under 12 y/o , 12 - 16 y/o , 16 - 25 y/o , 25 - 50 y/o , Above 50 y/o

Directions & transport



City center

Average attendence per day

Above 10.000 attendees

Art disciplines

Folklore and folk arts , Heritage , Literature , Music , Theater

Support for disabled people