An Lanntair delighted to take part in Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022

  • Published on: 20th December 2021
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An Lanntair is delighted to announce that we are taking part in Scotland’s Year of Storytelling 2022! Book festivals, musical journeys, favourite cartoon characters and fresh takes on our culture and heritage, will form part of a dazzling programme of events to celebrate Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022.

A nationwide programme of more than 60 events presented by a range of partners from national organisations to community groups was unveiled this week in recognition of the wealth of stories inspired by, written, or created in Scotland – launched with a new promotional video featuring the voice of Games of Thrones star James Cosmo.

And the first chapter of An Lanntair’s Year of Stories begins in Spring 2022 when we’ll present Seanchas – a series of events, films and special commissions celebrating tales from the Hebrides, both real and imagined, modern and ancient.

Head of Performing Arts at An Lanntair, Alex Macdonald, said: “We are delighted to have been selected to be part of Event Scotland’s Year of Stories and have lots of exciting happening in store for the coming year.

“An Lanntair’s Seanchas events will run from April to December and includes some very special commissions and performances. More information will follow in the New Year!”

Throughout 2022, the Year of Stories will bring Scotland’s place and spaces to life, sharing stories old and new, covering everything from local tales to oral traditions and iconic books, to tales told on the big screen; shining a spotlight on stories and storytellers, tales of our people, places and legends and stories inspire by nature.

Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland, said: “Scotland’s Year of Stories and this exciting new events programme, offers an incredible platform to showcase the many sides of Scotland’s distinct, vibrant and diverse culture.

“We are inviting the world to delve into the wonderful experiences our stories create. From icons of literature to local tales, the year encourages visitors and locals to experience a range of voices, take part in events, and explore the places, people and cultures connected to al forms of our stories, past and present.

“And it’s important to shout about Scotland’s new and untold stories. Year of Stories 2022 will shine a light on emerging, fresh, forward-looking talent and highlight the innovators that break boundaries across all forms of storytelling,” he continued.

“As our valuable tourism and events industry continues to rebuild following the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, this year heralds an exciting new chapter while also providing quality opportunities for artists, creatives and audiences.”

Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 will begin on 1 January 2022 and run until 31 December 2022. For more information visit: and join the conversation #YS2022 and #TalesOfScotland.