A Storytelling Landscape



The Orkney Folklore and Storytelling Centre launched ‘A Storytelling Landscape’ in 2022 to enrich the experiences of visitors and local people of the Orkney Islands through the islands’ oral heritage and ancient storytelling traditions, alongside ‘The Story of Place’ experiences.

Since then, The Orkney Folklore & Storytelling Centre has developed a unique blended Orkney Heritage programme, offering live-streamed events alongside in-person island storytelling and cultural experiences.

In addition to live-streamed events, there is a running series of podcasts featuring local Orcadian Islanders, who will share their social traditions, folklore, legends, and work customs passed down through generations of Islanders who worked the land and fished the seas.

This blended approach will create a pathway that transports you into the magic of these North Atlantic Islands, no matter where in the world you are listening from!

We are excited to announce the launch of our next phase, ‘Islands Spirit‘, planned for summer 2024.

Our podcasts are available to listen to below or by visiting https://pod.co/a-storytelling-landscape.


A Storytelling Landscape – The Islanders’ Harvest Time – The Muckle Supper (Episode 4)

A Storytelling Landscape – Midsummer Magic in The Orkney Islands – The Happening (Episode 3)

A Storytelling Landscape – The Folk O’ Hill & Mound – An Island Crofter’s Calendar (Episode 2)


A Storytelling Landscape – Orkney YuleTide and Auld Neu’ Year Customs (Episode 1)

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