Tuesday, 6 August 2013


A few months ago, we offered folk the opportunity to come along and get some storytelling training, just the basics, the chance to get confident. The group had support from storyteller Allison Galbraith, as recommended by Scottish Storytelling Centre. We've met in The Dutch Gable House a few times and later in the summer we'll be hosting our own wee Storytelling Ceilidh...one of the group even wrote a song based on a local tale!

It's part of our Heritage Lottery Fund Tales of the Oak project, our aim is to encourage the telling of traditional tales locally, to celebrate and preserve our intangible cultural heritage.

If you are interested in attending our next set of training sessions later in the year, let us know by contacting aulddunrod@gmail.com.

We also had an excellent opportunity last week to work with the Kelpies heritage group. As part of an international exchange with Finland, we sat and shared local folk tales and stories with a group of young people from Inverclyde and Finland. Everyone went away with copies of Wee Nasties and it's safe to say The Catman was a particular favourite.

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