“The story is told eye to eye, mind to mind and heart to heart.” You can find this sentence on a wall in the Scottish Storytelling Centre. The venue preserves storytelling as an old culture in many ways. It offers space for exhibitions, has a small theatre where you may listen to tales and a café where you can sit and watch people wandering up and down the Royal Mile. It’s a quiet and child-friendly place and has an atmosphere which calms you down. Maybe you’ll even invent your own story while enjoying a cup of coffee.
There is also a little bookshop which sells colourful books for children or old Scottish fairy-tales. Have a look at the wall in the backroom where you’ll discover the most popular legends and stories of Scotland through little windows, for example King Arthur’s or Holy Rude’s.
Watch out: in October every year the Scottish International Storytelling Festival takes place. So, this centre is going to be a hotspot for fans of legends and tales from all over the world. Apart from that you can book workshops and other events like poetry slams or concerts over the whole year.