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Scottish Storytelling Centre

Storytelling Wall, Scottish Storytelling Centre
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Storytelling Wall, Scottish Storytelling Centre

On the site of the former Netherbow Arts Centre on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, the Scottish Storytelling Centre was formally opened by Patricia Ferguson MSP, Minister for Culture, on 1st June 2006. The building was designed by Malcolm Fraser Architects and includes a 99-seat theatre, exhibition area and cafe, together with the George Mackay Brown Storytelling Library.

The Centre was established in part of the former Netherbow building in 1995 and acts an educational resource and training centre, in addition to mounting regular performances. It is closely associated with the adjacent John Knox's House and is also run by the Church of Scotland.

The Storytelling Centre lies next the old Netherbow Port, the principal gateway into the Old Town, through the Flodden Wall. Beyond the port was the then separate burgh of the Canongate. The original Netherbow bell has been re-hung in the open courtyard behind the Centre and John Knox's House.


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