Explore The Map of Stories

The Map of Stories website is now live!

Map of Stories is a unique, multimedia website developed as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories.

Unfortunately the first thing you notice when you click on the website is that Shetland is in a box.

That was annoying especially as this is a dot scot website – so a Scottish one – and still Shetland is put in a box.

The website itself is open-access and free to use. The series of newly-commissioned recordings are pinned onto the map for users to explore. The stories feature ancient myths, local histories, contemporary yarns and community folk tales.

Scotland’s Year of Stories was the theme for 2022 and it is now nearing its end. The year was filled with events all over Scotland to celebrate the storytelling tradition in the nation.

As part of #YS2022 The Orkney News produced a series of films ‘Orcadian Stories’. All of the 13 filmed interviews are free to view on The Orkney News YouTube channel. They can also be found on our social media sites. As this goes live there is one film still to be screened.

The Orkney News also held an exhibition of portraits photographs film maker Martin Laird took whilst interviewing. The exhibition was held in the Northlight Gallery Stromness as part of St Andrews Fair events.

The project was supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. This fund is being delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players.

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