Myth as Medicine Autumn Programme

Greetings Story Lovers,There's the slightest chill in the air and I can feel the first hints of Autumn here in Scotland. Quite the opposite of my recent trip to the desert, but that's another story for another time!Very briefly: I had a wonderful tim...

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Sep 01, 2023
Myth as Medicine Autumn Programme

Greetings Story Lovers, There's the slightest chill in the air and I can feel the first hints of Autumn here in Scotland. Quite the opposite of my recent trip to the desert, but that's another story for another time!This is a brief mail to announce t...

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Aug 31, 2023
Animate Lands @ Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Greetings all,I hope your summer has been filled with adventure, long bright evenings and tales told by open fires.I feel like I've almost had too much adventure this summer having journeyed to Norway, the Hebrides and South West England. It's been e...

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Jul 31, 2023
Podcast and Summer Fun

Warm greetings from the height of Scottish summer,It seems the sun never sets in Scotland in June and there is a verdant lushness to the land.I've been at festivals these past two weekends, and am building up to a primitive skills trip to Norway at t...

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Jun 09, 2023
Online offerings

Greetings all,The summer has all of a sudden sprung in Scotland, and today was very much a 'taps aff' kind of day. Celebrating the sun, I boldly made my way into a stream before realising all of the stones were covered in a thin slimy algae that is t...

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May 15, 2023
Stories in the Stone Age

I first met Lynx Vilden in 2017 at a primitive fishing camp in the west of Ireland. I was unfamiliar with her semi-legendary status in the primitive skills world, only hearing of the camp through a friend, and essentially looking for an excuse to vis...

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May 02, 2023
Has a story ever truly moved you?

Has a story ever moved you in such a way you feel changed upon hearing it? Has a myth or wonder tale ever worked a subtle magic leaving you with the feeling that the world is somehow different? It’s happened to me a few times…hence I’m asking the que...

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Feb 05, 2023
Exploring the Kingdom Under the Sea

My storytelling journey started truly when I became a father. I knew that surrounding my daughter with stories would resource her well. Steiner, Einstein and other knowledgeable types seemed to agree about the merit of fairy tales and the development...

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Jan 13, 2023
Tall Tales in a Long House

Ah Knockengorroch World ceilidh. Scotland’s undisputed, premier music festival to those familiar with such muddy foot-stomping field gatherings, and a quizzical mouthful for those unacquainted. It was a special year according to many folk.  Maybe the...

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May 30, 2015
Stories and Scarecrows in Glasgow

Last week I was invited to share stories through in a country park outside Glasgow. The theme of the event was Scarecrows, and a number of community groups, schools and ethnic groups had participated in the project by creating their own scarecrow to...

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May 19, 2015
Stories For A Better Nation

Friday past (24/4/15) saw the successful launch of a project exploring the synergistic relationship between folk culture, and the modern socio-political landscape. Myself, Janis Mackay, David Campbell and David Francis, played with the hypothesis, th...

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Apr 27, 2015
Stories on the Way

This is the online home of Wild Edge Storytelling, weaving myth, legend and oral history to offer a rich cultural experience for folk of all ages and interests. Inspired by Scots and Gaelic heritage, and the traditional Ceilidh in particular, we love...

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Feb 17, 2015