Scottish Storytelling Centre


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We all love a great story! The Scottish Storytelling Centre can be found halfway along Edinburgh's Royal Mile, a magical world where Scotland's best stories are brought to life. Highlights Include the historical John Knox House and The Netherbow Theatre where regular events are held.

We all know storytelling can be the telling of fable, legend or even just straight from the imagination - but no matter what story you gather to hear - it brings other possibilities to life, stimulates the imagination, and builds a sense of community between tellers and listeners. Stories are often recreated depending on who tells them and are passed on through generations, friends and often people of different ages, backgrounds, and cultures can communicate through storytelling.

The historic John Knox House is steeped in history dating back to 1470 and is the only surviving medieval building in Edinburgh. A professional storyteller can be booked for a one-hour storytour, exploring dramatic past events that surrounded the building namely one of the most turbulent times in Scottish history - the Scottish Reformation and the abdication of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Scottish Storytelling Centre always have an extensive events calender and have a great programme for children, especially in July for the summer holiday. Also a host venue for the Edinburgh International Magic Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe which both take place in the summer months, as well as many more culturally exciting and diverse events.

The Book/Gift Shop offers some particularly special children's books and traditional folk tales which can be enjoyed many times over.

The Storytelling Café is welcoming and comfortable, with a kids menu and very tempting home-baking to complement a steaming cuppa... we rather enjoyed the freshly baked scones on our visit!


43-45 High Street, Edinburgh, Old-Town, EH1 1SR

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