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Scotland's Year of Stories 2022

Join in with Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 as we celebrate stories inspired by, written, or created in Scotland. 

Stories are a vital part of Scotland’s culture and every community has a different tale to tell. Shared stories, whether spoken, written, sung or filmed are what give a sense of place, history and belonging. This year you can look forward to events by community groups, museums, heritage sites and other visitor attractions with storytelling always at the heart of it. 

You’ll also have the chance to experience the diversity of stories that Scotland has inspired by visiting the real-life locations from your favourite books, films and songs. From old icons to emerging voices, local legends to tales of the natural world, Scotland’s Year of Stories is sure to capture your imagination.

Keep reading for a taster of what to expect and begin planning your Year of Stories adventure. Don’t forget to share your stories using #TalesOfScotland. We all have a story to tell – what’s yours?

Year of Stories Events

Scotland’s Year of Stories will feature a range of in-person, virtual and hybrid events. Attending an event is a great way to catch up with friends and family, and it benefits the local community too! Our storytelling culture should bring people together and create a sense of pride, that can in turn deliver wider economic and wellbeing benefits. 

Keep an eye out for more new and exciting events at some of your favourite venues and locations across Scotland that will allow you to uncover a wealth of stories. More events are being added each week as dates are confirmed!

Share your stories with us using #YS2022, #TalesOfScotland and #VisitScotland

Inspired by Nature

A beach stretching into the distance, glorious mountain views, a forest glade in the sunshine. Our encounters with nature are a fantastic source of inspiration. Sea or land, along rivers or through woods, in city and country, we can imagine all kinds of stories. This year we can define our place in the natural world and help create a more sustainable future for Scotland, and a greener planet. Discover why Scotland is a welcoming place for nature lovers.