Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022
Stories are at the core of our lives. We all live an autobiography; we grapple each day with the realities of non-fiction, and we dream in novels.
We have been supported by EventScotland as part of the Year of Stories 2022, and to mark this special year celebrating the power of storytelling, we have an exciting strand of events to spotlight the wealth of stories inspired by, written, or created in Scotland.
These events are woven throughout the four-days, involving some of Scotland’s finest writers, thinkers, and performers. Find out more about these exciting Year of Stories 2022 events below.
Thursday 16 June
Dr Fraser Hunter
Sir Jackie Stewart, OBE
Shaping Scotland’s Stories
Friday 17 June
Our Wild Farming Life
Victoria Crowe & Christine De Luca
Christine De Luca
The Scottish Impressionists
Pedersen’s Poetry Pot
Saturday 18 June
Alexander McCall Smith
The Politics of Gaelic
Sunday 19 June
Songwriting Masterclass with Gareth Williams
Magnusson & Moffat
Songs from the Last Page: A Musical celebration
Whit Fer No’?
Mairi Kidd: Feisty and Fiery and Fierce
Family Book Festival: Sunday 19 June
Mairi Kidd: Scottish Fairy Tales, Myths & Legends
Anne & Steve Brusatte: Scotland’s Dinosaurs
Culture Minister Neil Gray said: “Our Year of Stories celebrations have highlighted the rich diversity of voices we have in Scotland and the infinite ways there are of telling stories across genres and art forms.
“The Borders Book Festival explores many of these, from historical and crime fiction to politics and comedy, in this inspirational and entertaining programme.”
Festival Director, Alistair Moffat, said: “It seems more fitting than ever to be back for four days of fun and celebration of the written word in what is Scotland’s Year of Stories. And I’m sure this year’s festival will mean we’ll have even more stories of our own to tell for years to come!”
Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 spotlights, celebrates and promotes the wealth of stories inspired by, written, or created in Scotland. Led by VisitScotland, the Year of Stories 2022 sustains and builds upon the momentum of preceding Themed Years, showcasing a nationwide programme of major events and community celebrations.
From icons of literature to local tales, Scotland’s Year of Stories encourages locals and visitors to experience a diversity of voices, take part in events and explore the places, people and cultures connected to all forms of our stories, past and present.
Scotland’s Year of Stories encourages responsible engagement and inclusive participation from the people of Scotland and our visitors.
Join the conversation using #YS2022 and #TalesOfScotland.