An Lanntair is delighted to be taking part in Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022.

Our timetable of events for Seanachas begins in April, and will run until the end of the year when we will present 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 Scotland’s Year of Stories and are presenting some very special commissions and events. In addition there is theatre, cinema, a writing competition and lots of online content in the programme pipeline, so keep an eye on our website pages and social media for updates.”

Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland, said: “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. 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.”

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Seanachas events include:
Short films – what’s your favourite Hebridean Tale or Scottish book? Who has a special or interesting local story to tell? Find out what various members of our community think on our YouTube channel. Look out for new pieces as they are released on our social media channels this year.

Click here to watch our Seanachas short films.

Community Events – A series of community events and residencies with DS Murray, Rachel Kennedy, Josie Duncan and Catriona Murray. Click here for more information.

The Brilliant and Forever – This summer An Lanntair will bring the festival described in Kevin MacNeils novel to life! Featuring humans and alpacas, this outdoor event combines a short story competition with readings and much more. Click here for more information.

Special Commissions – these are focused on themes of climate change, environment and nature with the resulting work being presented by An Lanntair at the end of the year. Click here for more information.

In addition, An Lanntair’s main programme has provided lots of opportunity to highlight Scotland’s Year of Stories, and we are working with a variety of partners to deliver some exciting events. Click here for the full timetable.