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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 is set to return to live events for the first time since 2019.

After last year's festival was held online, it's hoped audiences will be back for the 2021 version, with an exciting programme planned. The schedule includes a walking story tour of Stromness Cemetery, a story bus tour of the East Mainland, South Ronaldsay & Burray, an island-hopping trip to Westray and the usual story sessions in-between.

This year, visiting guests Anne Hunter, Mio Shudo and Ailsa Dixon will join local storytellers at the events. Some of the performances will be filmed and will be available online throughout November for anyone who can't make it to Orkney.

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, as well as traditional storytelling in Orkney, via the Orkneyology website.