At Folklore Scotland our primary goal is to promote and preserve the folkloric heritage of Scotland. We are always looking for new and exciting ways to capture people’s interest. One of the barriers we have identified for people developing an interest in folklore is the fact that much of it is not readily available. We also know that what is available is not always comprehensive enough.
We want to make folklore accessible to everyone. That is why we are currently running several projects in order to appeal to everyone from folklore fanatics to those just looking for a little magic in their local area.
Our current projects consist of a selection of experiences sharing the common theme imbued in our moto: Telling the tales of the past with the technology of today. One of our projects is this website, where we aim to collate a wealth of localised folklore. By categorising it by region, we hope to make it accessible to those who wish to read local legends. Another of our projects is our app, Albion Adventures which is under long term development. We have realised that the illustrations being used within our app are also strong standalone depictions of legends and can be used as a visual way of engaging people in folklore. We have been exhibiting these works in Scotland and they can be spotted on our Instagram and Facebook pages. Recently we have also expanded our offering to include a “campfire stories” storytelling series on YouTube and a podcast.
“An excellent way of promoting local storytelling”
Dame Barbara Mary Kelly DBE DL FRSE FRIAS FRSGS
“Great for culture and tourism in rural Scotland”
Rachael Hamilton MSP