As summer turns into autumn, there are still more than a hundred Year of Stories events to enjoy over the coming months. From festivals to talks and trails and community celebrations, read on to find out about some of the events that will bring our stories to life.
Scotland’s National Book Town takes centre stage from 23 September to 2 October as the Wigtown Book Festival presents more than 200 events, including two special commissions, The Bookshop Untold, which will take visitors on a whimsical journey through history, Scottish literature, art, love, and loss, and Into the Nicht, a unique night-time walk with writer and adventurer Dan Richards and Dark Sky Ranger Elizabeth Tindal.
Findhorn Bay Festival also runs from 23 September to 2 October with a wide-ranging mix of outstanding Scottish art, theatre and performance, storytelling and live music, alongside family-friendly events. For the first time in 50 years, a tall ship - The Lady of Avenel - will arrive at Buckie Harbour for the festival, bringing the story of Moray’s local coastal and maritime heritage and culture through music and storytelling.