Seeing Stories

Recovering Landscape Narrative in Urban and Rural Europe

Edinburgh storyguide

The development of creative Storyguides was highly influenced not only by the way each partner conducted the research on landscape narratives, but also by the specific cultural, tourism and economic needs of each locality involved in the project.

In Scotland the development of creative Storyguides built on the interest already manifested by Edinburgh residents' towards a type of publication that focused on specific parts of the city. This observation justified the decision of the Scottish Storytelling Forum of creating two publications on the narratives of the Calton Hill (2013) and the Old Town (2014), which went in parallel with site specific events and exhibitions. On top of this, the Scottish Storytelling Forum also supported the re-publication of the Scottish artist's book Richard Demarco "The Road to Meikle Seggie", adopting it as an example of pan-European storyguide.

Edinburgh storyguide 



Seeing Stories is ending as a project. But through the project we have met many individuals and organisations who want to share good practice and creative skills. So we are forming an international network called Stories in Place. The network is open to all those who through their work, art or volunteering wish to strengthen the connections between people and place through storytelling. Our aim is to further strengthen international friendship and collaboration.

If you would like to be part of Stories in Place please contact Donald Smith, Project Manager of Seeing Stories, and Director of the Scottish International Storytelling Festival, on