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Gairloch Museum to host Festival of Stories

By Gregor White

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Gairloch Museum.
Gairloch Museum.

The event takes place over 10 days next month and will include guided walks, musical evenings and storytelling performances.

From September 2 to 13 walks will included options for both Gaelic speakers and learners as well as gatherings for shared reading.

The museum, which is also due to host a gig on this summer's Feis Ross Ceilidh Trail, will see its downstairs gallery space transformed into a cosy, eclectic and welcoming space, where people can drop by and listen to a story, read about local tales or share their own stories.

Festival highlights include some “in-character” story telling with Jenny Neesham (Friday, September 9) and, on Tuesday, September 6, a chance to meet Abe Locke, the talented young artist whose drawings inspired The Ghille Dubh animation, narrated by Sam Heughan.

Festival Coordinator Jen Shaw said: “We are really excited to launch the Festival of Stories programme.

"There is a wide variety of events and activities so we hope everyone will find something that appeals to them.

"Gairloch is rich in stories, past and present, and we are hopeful that as well as sharing some of our older tales we may flush out a new tale or two.”

Further details of all the events as well as details of how to book are available from Gairloch Museum’s website

The festival has been made possible thanks to funding from the Year of Stories Community Stories Fund and support from Event Scotland, Museums and Galleries Scotland and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 is a celebration of stories inspired by, written, or created in Scotland.

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