STORIES are set to be shared in Dunfermline as part of a Scotland-wide literary festival.

The Scottish International Storytelling Festival (SISF) is inviting audiences from across the Fife, to join storytellers, musicians and artists to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and embrace this year’s theme 'Right To Be Human' with tales of human courage and creativity, spoken with powerful words.

During this year’s festival, which runs from October 13 until 29, storytellers will share stories about the impacts of war, gender inequality, censorship; ethnic, cultural, linguistic and religious prejudices; and other threats and challenges on our human rights as a global nation.

In Dunfermline, there will be two Go Local events hosted by Lang Spoon Tales: Tales of Exile & Freedom on October 17 at the Carnegie Hall Studio Theatre.

Storytellers David Hughes, Kate Walker and Sarah Wedderburn-Ogilvy will share stories woven together by separation and liberty, and will be joined by guest storyteller Gauri Raje who is based in Argyll and works with refugees and long-term migrants to the UK.

On November 11, Kate and Sarah will be joined by Mary Snaddon at the Carnegie Library and Galleries for Fabulous Fables to share stories of wonder and wisdom for children aged 4-10 years.

Looking ahead to this year’s event, Festival Director, Donald Smith said: All over the world human and environmental rights are under threat. But against that there is an activist and creative tide building towards a different future. The Storytelling Festival is part of that wave.”

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