Support available to take part in storytelling celebration

Storytelling written in wooden letters
Norette Ferns

Schools and community groups are encouraged to take part in a storytelling celebration later this year.

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) Community Programme bookends and runs alongside the main Scottish International Storytelling Festival, with Wednesday 27 November designated as a nation-wide story exchange.

From 2 September to 2 December 2019, 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. 

Support is available from the Scottish Storytelling Forum for schools and community groups who would like to take part in the programme. They have a network of professional storytellers that you can contact to attend or run an event. You can search their directory to find a professional storyteller in your area. And if you want a more tailored recommendation email National Storytelling Co-ordinator

The Scottish Storytelling Forum may be able to offer an £80 subsidy towards the booking of your storyteller. For more information on this email

They folllowing support is also available:

  • a downloadable resources for schools and community groups with ideas on how to take part, tips on how to host events and creative ideas to get you started
  • a Social Media and PR pack with infographics, text and press templates to help promote events in your area
  • free posters and promotional materials that you can tailor to market your event
  • support with a #SISFBeyondWords social media campaign that will run throughout the main festival with a focus/showcase day on Wednesday 27 November

Visit the Scottish International Storytelling Festival website for more information or email