“Dr. Ragnhild Ljosland of the UHI Archaeology Institute is gathering together Orkney stories”
The Orkney News is very pleased to announce that as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories we have been awarded funding to make a series of short films highlighting stories from Orkney.
Young people aged 8 to 12 are being asked to take part in a storytelling project ‘If These Walls Could Talk’.
On 8th May 1835 the first installment of Fairy Tales Told for Children, by Hans Christian Anderson was published by C. A. Reitzel in Copenhagen, Denmark
Imagine Online is a collection of 11 world-class storytelling performances available on-demand from Sunday 20th March, which is World Storytelling Day.
The story should be concerned with some aspect of life in north-east Scotland and may be written in Scots, including Doric, or English or a mixture of the two.
“I dedicate this work to my family, hopefully along with other parties they will be interested and enjoy reading my memories of an Aberdeen Child of the 50s.” Bill Walker
For the 2021 Orkney Storytelling Festival, organisers have created not only live events, but also curated a collection of ghostly stories which will be put on to the Trust’s Youtube channel at an appropriately spooky time.
“She told me the tale of fifteen Harray men who, in a particularly bad winter in the 17th Century, walked to the sea to try to find something to eat. “
Once upon a time, there was a tree. She was young, slim and fresh and was growing up in a forest.