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Discover the ancient art of storytelling
Like many other Scottish castles, Lauriston is reputedly haunted with the sounds of ghostly footsteps that echo along its towers and turrets.
With that in mind, what better day to visit than Hallowe'en this year to discover the ancient art of Scottish storytelling?
Carol Stobie is a lecturer, events organiser and storyteller who studied Oral Traditional Culture of Scotland at the School of Scottish Studies, and she will lead you through a lecture that covers that discusses that ancient art. Storytelling has been the route by which most of our folk tales and history was passed down through centuries, and understanding it is important to understanding past events and social history.
The event includes an autumnal-inspired buffet, and given the day, no doubt some older Hallowe'en traditions will creep in to the lecture too. You have been warned.