Historic Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland are holding “Reimagined Scottish Folklore”, a free online event on Saturday 20th March, 11:30am – 12:30pm.
Part of their World Storytelling Day celebrations and hosted by award winning Scottish-Kenyan storyteller Mara Menzies (who will also tell her own story), the event will feature reimagined Scottish folktales, stories and myths, a 21st Century look at some of Scotland’s oldest stories with guests:
- Kirsty Logan, LGBT Scottish novelist and poet
- Niall Moorjani, Scottish-Indian storyteller and writer
- Sunnah Khan, Scottish-Pakistani poet
Stories will include the tale of Beira, the winter goddess who built mountains, to a mixed race and queer reimagining of Thomas the Rhymer, to a multicultural myth of the first fairies to arrive on the banks of the Clyde.
The pre-recorded event (filmed in accordance with all COVID-19 regulations and guidance in place at the time of filming) will also be available via these channels after the livestream.
The recommended age for viewers is 13 years old and over.
For further information, including how to view the event on Saturday, please visit the Facebook event.