About the Festival

The Orkney Storytelling Festival is a long weekend of oral storytelling. Organised by the Orcadian Story Trust, it has become an established annual event in the Orkney calendar since its re-emergence in 2010.

The festival events take place in locations across Orkney. In 2017 these will include Deerness, Orphir and Egilsay as well as Kirkwall and Stromness.

Alongside local storytellers, both beginners and the experienced, the festival brings invited guests to our isles from all over the world.

Our events are suitable for all the family, and each festival offers free workshops for children involving storytelling, and storymaking.

The 2017 festival is kindly supported by:

  • Orkney Islands Council Culture Fund
  • Scottish International Storytelling Festival

The Orcadian Story Trust gratefully acknowledges the support of Target Internet.

Read more about storytelling in Orkney and the Orcadian Story Trust.

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