Before 5pm, Days out, Storytelling

20 events

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Enlightened! A Walking Tour of Edinburgh's New Town in the Age of Reason

Explore the New Town with Enlightened! walking tours and learn about how clever Edinburgh's people of yore were. Booking is essential.

Dundas House, Edinburgh

Wed 3 Sep

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Thu 4 Sep

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Fri 5 Sep

£10 (groups of five or more £8 per person) / 07459 109460

Meet outside.

  • 14:00 – 15:30
…and 237 more dates until 1 May 2015

Blabbermouth

This 12-hour live celebration of Scottish music and spoken word features a collection of artists, actors, politicians, journalists, sportspeople, singers and scientists performing their favourite pieces of Scottish writing. A chance to celebrate Scotland's contribution to the world in the final hours before the referendum.

Assembly Hall, Edinburgh

Wed 17 Sep

£10 (£8) per session; £30 (£20) for day ticket / 0131 473 2000

Culloden Homecoming

A celebration of highland culture featuring dance, music, crafts, storytelling and more. Part of the My Heart is in the Highlands project.

Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre, Inverness

Sat 6 Sep

£8.50–£26 including exhibition (Event only £4–£12) / 0844 493 2159

Event only costs: £5.00 Adults, £4.00 Concession, £12.00 Family Event and Exhibition costs: £11.00 Adults, £8.50 Concession, £26.00 Family

  • 11:00 – 16:00

Kilts and Captivity

Hear about the rebellions of the 17th and 18th centuries first-hand (well, kinda) from two Jacobite soldiers involved in the uprisings.

Edinburgh Castle

Thu 11 Sep

included in admission / 0131 225 9846

  • 15:00

Small Stories

Fun interactive storytelling for under 5s and their grown ups. Listen to local tales, sing, play and explore. No need to book.

McManus: Dundee's Art Gallery and Museum

Mon 8 Sep

Free / 01382 307200

  • 10:30 – 11:00
  • 11:30 – 12:00
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BOOKMARK Blairgowrie Rattray and the Glens Book Festival

A new weekend book festival for Blairgowrie and Rattray with guest authors and a range of events including an interactive children's programme.

The Royal Hotel, Blairgowrie

Sat 11 Oct

prices vary

  • 10:00 – 18:00

It's in the Bag

It's in the Bag take kids on a storytelling adventure – jam packed with songs, drama, games, puppets and rhymes all coming together to create something wonderful.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 13 Sep

£6 / 0131 556 9579

Knights and Princesses: 3–6 years

  • 11:15
  • 13:00

£6 / 0131 556 9579

Teddy Bear's Picnic: 0–2 years

  • 10:00

Ayr Doors Open Day

Learn more about the historic town by taking a peek behind the scenes.

Ayr Town Hall

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 01292 617606

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 01292 617606

  • 10:00 – 16:00

Bonaly Multi-Activity Days

Kids aged 8–14 can spend their holidays taking part in archery, climbing, assault courses and bushcraft.

Bonaly Outdoor Centre, Edinburgh

Mon 13 Oct

£25 per day; £110 per week / 02082 371170

  • 09:00 – 17:00

Explore and Play

Take a journey around the museum and enjoy the worldwide collections through play, music, storytelling, craft and performance.

St Peter's Church, London SE17

Thu 4 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 11:00

Thu 11 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 11:00

Thu 18 Sep

Free

  • 10:00 – 11:00
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Family Storytime

Interactive storytelling sessions for families with children under 7 years.

Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 13 Sep

£5 (Family £15; babies and under 1s free) / 0141 552 3988

Little Red Riding Hood.

  • 10:30
  • 12:30 – 13:30

Sun 14 Sep

£5 (Family £15; babies and under 1s free) / 0141 552 3988

Little Red Riding Hood.

  • 10:30
  • 12:30 – 13:30

Fri 26 Sep

£5 (Family £15; babies and under 1s free) / 0141 552 3988

The Dragon Stoorworm.

  • 12:30 – 13:30
  • 15:30 – 16:30

£5 (Family £15; babies and under 1s free) / 0141 552 3988

The Dragon Stoorworm.

  • 10:30 – 11:30
…and 13 more dates until 2 Nov

Gaia Weekender

Intimate gathering of like-minded women with special guests Horse McDonald and VG Lee. Price includes three nights bed, breakfast and dinner.

Drumkilbo House, Blairgowrie

Fri 24 Oct

£295 / 01828 640445

  • 17:00

It's the History Man! Medieval Surgeon

Learn about life as a medieval surgeon.

Arundel Castle

Tue 28 Oct

Included in admission / 01903 882173

  • 10:00 – 17:00

The Little Mermaid Workshops

The Little Mermaid is excited as she is preparing a surprise for her father's birthday. She soon gets into trouble when a shark tries to catch her near her secret cove. As we help her to run away from the shark, she shows us her hidden treasure and most importantly who she is in love with.

Paisley Arts Centre

Mon 13 Oct

£3 / 0300 300 1210

  • 11:30
  • 13:15
  • 14:15

The Maiden Stone

The legend of the the Maiden Stone, as told though poetry and music. This event does include some walking around the lower slopes of the Bennachie hill, and although there will be camping chairs on hand if required, the audience are required to stand to watch some scenes. Wheelchair access available. Dress sensibly for…

Bennachie Visitor Centre, Inverurie

Fri 5 Sep

£5 (under 26s free) / 01467 681470

Sat 6 Sep

£5 (under 26s free) / 01467 681470

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Mary Queen Of Scots

Scotland's most famous queen returns to tell her own tale of tragedy, treason, turmoil and martyrdom in this living history presentation.

Edinburgh Castle

Mon 8 Sep

included in admission / 0131 225 9846

  • 15:00

Mon 15 Sep

included in admission / 0131 225 9846

  • 15:00

Sat 11 Oct

included in admission / 0131 225 9846

  • 15:00

Sun 12 Oct

included in admission / 0131 225 9846

  • 15:00

Mrs Mash: The Storyteller Cook

Mrs Mash – Storytelling Cook – serves up delicious stories and songs for ages 4+.

The Skylark, Edinburgh

Mon 8 Sep

Free / 0131 629 3037

  • 10:30 – 11:00

Mon 15 Sep

Free / 0131 629 3037

  • 10:30 – 11:00

Mon 22 Sep

Free / 0131 629 3037

  • 10:30 – 11:00
…and 15 more dates until 5 Jan 2015

Scotland's Democracy Trail

Walking tour through central Edinburgh charting the five century lead-up to Scotland's referendum. Guided by storytellers Stuart McHardy and Donald Smith. Booking is essential.

The Hub, Edinburgh

Mon 8 Sep

£7 (£5) / 0131 473 2000

Meet outside.

Tue 9 Sep

£7 (£5) / 0131 473 2000

Meet outside.

Wed 10 Sep

£7 (£5) / 0131 473 2000

Meet outside.

…and 3 more dates until 13 Sep

Scottish History through Scottish Novels

Delve into 20th and 21st century Scottish literature to explore the culture and politics of contemporary Scotland. Books include Jamse Douglas Brown's The House with the Green Shutters and Muriel Spark's The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

Craigroyston High School, Edinburgh

Wed 24 Sep

£50 for 11 weeks (£14–£25) / 0131 477 7801

Wed 1 Oct

£50 for 11 weeks (£14–£25) / 0131 477 7801

Wed 8 Oct

£50 for 11 weeks (£14–£25) / 0131 477 7801

…and 8 more dates until 3 Dec

Tiny Tales

Stories, rhymes and songs for wee (and not so wee) ears. Ages 1–3.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Tue 9 Sep

£5 / 0131 556 9579

  • 10:00
  • 11:30

Tue 7 Oct

£5; accompanying adult free / 0131 556 9579

Once Upon A Place

  • 10:00 – 10:40
  • 11:30 – 12:10