Tales from every corner of Scotland will be shared as more than 100 new projects were announced today (Friday 10 June) as part of the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories programme.
Events across Scotland will bring people together to share their stories and host celebrations following a hugely popular second round of the Community Stories Fund.
In this final round, over £545,000 of funding has been awarded across 136 projects which join the 45 projects confirmed earlier this year in the first round of funding, taking total support for the Community Stories programme to more than £740,000.
The 181 community projects and 21 larger-scale events supported through the Year of Stories Open Fund represent a bumper programme of activity to celebrate the Themed Year.
Scotland’s Year of Stories spotlights, celebrates and promotes the wealth of stories inspired by, written, or created in Scotland. Every community has its own tales to tell, places to highlight as inspiration for well-known books and films, visitor attractions that showcase our literary and storytelling heritage and all kinds of places and spaces where stories, old and new, can be enjoyed.
The Community Stories Fund has been designed to support organisations and community groups to take part in and celebrate the year, spotlighting the unique stories that matter to them. The fund is being delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund, thanks to National Lottery players. Additional funding was secured from National Lottery Heritage Fund and Scottish Government after communities across Scotland responded enthusiastically to the Community Stories opportunity.
Community Stories events will take place in every region of Scotland, including: