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Tattie Tales at Highland Folk Museum 

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The Highland Folk Museum at Newtonmore, operated by High Life Highland, will be alive with the sound of stories this “tattie holidays”! 

Everyone is invited to visit the popular visitor attraction’s October storytelling festival.

It will include everything from traditional tales and spooky fireside stories to woodland walks and crafts. 

Families can also have a go at spotting ghostly figures in the historic buildings as they follow the Ghost Trail. 

Cara Roberts led the way on Monday and Tuesday this week, weaving magic and sharing her love of nature.  

Later this week, on Friday 14 October, Sarah Hobbs from Strathspey Storywalks will tell some local tales and spooky stories.   

Next week, on Monday 17 October and Tuesday 18 October Emily Dodd, author and screen writer for Cbeebies, will bring the pinewoods to life with some crafty fun and nature storytelling. 

Alan Crawford will bring the festival to a close on Wednesday 19 October and Thursday 20 October with an insightful look at the native trees in the museum’s pinewoods by combining tree identification with folklore.   

Jo Hopkins, Assistant Operations Manager at Highland Folk Museum, said: 

“Families always have a fun time at the museum during the October holidays and with the support of funding from the Year of Stories 2022 we’ve made it a little bit more special. 

“We are delighted to have such a range of storytellers for our Tattie Tales. 

“From Cara’s magical and natural stories to Sarah’s wonderful story walks and Alan’s ability to share his knowledge of native trees and the folklore there will be something for all ages. 

“We are also of course absolutely delighted to have Emily Dodd with us for two days for her fun and interactive sessions for younger children and their families.” 

This event has been supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund.

This fund is being delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players. 

For more information about the Highland Folk Museum, visit https://www.highlifehighland.com/highlandfolkmuseum/

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