Tales From The Wild Edge




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Tales From the Wild Edge

Dougie MacKay

Saturday 8th July – 3.30pm, Coronation Hall Supper Room £10.00/£8.00
The Scottish Highlands are heralded by many as “Europes last Wilderness”, yet how wild is it? Has this once wild frontier become domesticated, or do pockets of wildness still rustle from the gnarled birch woods, rugged coast & boggy moors?  Which stories still lie in the land yearning to be told?
Contemporary Highland storyteller, Dougie Mackay, leads a journey of rewilding through folktales from the British Isles and overseas.  Inviting the audience to follow unkempt paths, alert to animal allies, ears pricked for dangers, revelling in mossy delights and venturing where few dare.  Shake off the domestic and go feral for the afternoon.  A howling delight of a storytelling show blending traditional Highland styles and wandering verve.

Dougie is a warm, dynamic & innovative storyteller, holding a deep respect for the oral tradition whilst using stories in fresh ways and reaching diverse audiences.  With a background in Community Education, he seeks ways of using stories for entertainment, education and engagement. 

Dougie’s favourite tales are gathered from Highland and Scots folk history and myth, delighting in the sense of people in times past gathering at fireside in deepest winter, entertaining each other with tales of bogles, witches, selkies and the like.  He also tells many wonder tales around the world, reflecting the far flung places he has explored (West Africa, India, North America, Europe). 

Concessions are over 65s, students and unwaged.

Family Tickets are for groups of 4 which must include at least 1 adult and 1 child.

If your family is larger  than this please contact us here for a price.


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