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 festival always features a wide programme, with events held in venues right across the islands. It has a truly international flavour too, welcoming local storytellers along with visitors from the likes of Scotland, Ireland, the United States, Canada and Africa.

The 2020 programme is currently being put together - remember to check the official website for the latest updates.

You can find out more about the festival and its guests and storytellers, as well as traditional storytelling in Orkney, via the Orkneyology website.

Images courtesy Orkneyology.com