The Orkney Storytelling Festival is a celebration of the oral tradition in Orkney, with tales focusing on the history and heritage of the islands.

The Orkney Storytelling Festival will return for 2022 to showcase the finest stories from across the islands and further afield.

After a successful return to live events last year, it's hoped audiences will be back for the 2022 version, with an exciting programme planned. Traditionally the schedule includes walking story tours, island-hopping adventures, and the usual story sessions in-between. The full list of events will be announced soon.

The festival is a fantastic celebration of folklore and friendship, and of stories shared with each other. What better way to spend an autumn weekend in Orkney.

You can find out more about the festival via the official Facebook page. You can also learn more about traditional storytelling in Orkney, via the Orkneyology website.