GWCT Storytelling

The GWCT Education Tent for 2022 will be hosting a fantastic weekend of live events

in celebration of the Visit Scotland Year of Stories.

We have gathered an array of authors, scientists and knowledgeable speakers from far and wide to tell their tales and accounts, celebrating the countryside, reflecting on halcyon days from the past and current work being done to protect the land for future generations.  We will explore topics from art to adventure, food, farming and folklore, conservation, climate change and culture.

It is a great pleasure for us to assemble such a range of speakers and we are excited to hear all they have to share with you.  By bringing together these voices we hope you will be inspired and entertained.  There will be time for questions and discussions after most talks.  We also have the Edinburgh Book shop on hand selling books, including many by our guest readers, you could get that sought-after signature!

We have a packed programme for all ages across three venues.  Talks will be hosted in the Childrens Nest, the Adults Hive and the GWCT Working Conservationists marquee, and all located around the GWCT Central exhibit by the main ring.

Nest (Children)

  • 11.30-12.15
    £5
    Katrina Candy

    Conservation – Book Launch

  • 12.45-13.15
    £5
    Barbara Henderson

    Wildlife and Drama

  • 13.45-14.15
    £5
    Emily Dodd

    Scottish Wildlife Storytelling

  • 14.45-15.15
    £5
    Jodie Case

    Conservation – Barn Owls

  • 15.45-16.15
    £5
    Janis Mackay

    Scottish Myths and Legends

Hive (Adult)

  • 10.30-11.15
    £5
    Sheldon Cameron In conversation with Linda Mellor

    Antiques from Around Scotland

  • 11.45-12.30
    £5
    Patrick Galbraith, Editor of Shooting Times

    Conservation – Birds

  • 13.00-13.30
    £5
    Graeme Johncock

    Scottish Folklore

  • 14.00-14.45
    £5
    Ghillie Basan in conversation with Linda Mellor

    Highland Chef and Writer

  • 15.15-15.45
    £5
    Lindsey Gibb

    Scottish Folklore

Working Conservationists

  • 10.30-11.15
    £5
    Ian Coghill

    Conservation – Moorland Matters

  • 12.00-12.45
    £5
    Jamie Blackett in conversation with Richard Bath
    Farming, Conservation and Management
  • 13.30-14.15
    £5
    Owen Williams

    Conservation – Woodcock

Nest (Children)

  • 09.30-10.00
    £5
    Julia Duncan

    Conservation – Atholl Ranger

  • 10.30-11.00
    £5
    Alice Fernbank

    Scottish Myths and Folklore

  • 11.30-12.00
    £5
    Emily Dodd

    Scottish Wildlife Storytelling

  • 12.30-13.00
    £5
    Barbara Henderson

    Wildlife and Drama

  • 13.30-14.00
    £5
    Lindsay Littleson

    Children’s Author – Rewilders

  • 14.30-15.00
    £5
    Emily Dodd

    Scottish Wildlife Storytelling

  • 15.30-16.00
    £5
    Gill Arbuthnott

    Childrens Author – Ocean Exploration

Hive (Adult)

  • 09.30-10.00
    £5
    Lindsey Gibb

    Scottish Folklore

  • 10.30-11.15
    £5
    Cal Flyn In conversation with Guy Grieve

    Nature Rebounding in the Post-Human Landscape

  • 11.45-12.15
    £5
    Ellen Bradley

    Conservation – Curlew

  • 12.45-13.15
    £5
    Megan Rowland

    Conservation – Management

  • 13.45-14.30
    £5
    Scott Mackenzie In conversation with Linda Mellor

    Conservation, Management

  • 15.00-15.45
    £5
    Andrew Painting In conversation with Ross MacLeod

    Conservation Restoration

  • 18.00-19.00
    £10
    Guy Grieve

    Adventures

    Why we need wildness and how it enriches us in every way. Guy will tell tales of his own travels in profound wilderness, including Jungle, arctic, desert and of course at sea where he survived the only hurricane to ever track into the N Atlantic on his 41′ boat 800M west of Ireland!

Working Conservationists

  • 10.30-11.15
    £5
    Ian Coghill

    Conservation – Moorland Matters

  • 13.30-14.15
    £5
    Owen Williams

    Conservation – Woodcock

Nest (Children)

  • 10.00-10.30
    £5
    Emily Dodd

    Wildlife Storytelling

  • 11.00-11.30
    £5
    Alice Fernbank

    Scottish Myths and Folklore

  • 12.00-12.30
    £5
    Royal Highland Educational Trust

    Biodiversity – Soils Alive

  • 13.00-13.30
    £5
    Lindsay Littleson

    Childrens Author -Rewilders

  • 14.00-14.30
    £5
    Katrina Candy

    Conservation Storytelling

  • 15.00-15.30
    £5
    Graeme Johncock

    Scottish Folklore

Hive (Adult)

  • 10.00-10.30
    £5
    Julia Duncan

    Conservation – Atholl Ranger

  • 11.00-11.30
    £5
    Rowan Morrison

    Scottish Folklore

  • 12.00-12.45
    £5
    Lynn Cassells, Lynbreck

    Regenerative Farming and Conservation

  • 13.15-13.45
    £5
    Lindsey Gibb

    Scottish Folklore

  • 14.15-14.45
    £5
    Ellen Bradley

    Conservation – Curlew

  • 15.15-15.45
    £5
    Gabrielle Flinn

    Conservation – Inspired by ants

GWCT Payment, Fees & Refund policy

Bookings will be made via Eventbrite, this does not include entry to The GWCT Scottish Game Fair, you can purchase these at the Box Office.

There are no concession ticket prices for the storytelling events however if you require a personal assistant or carer to attend in support or accessible seating please contact Iona Laing to arrange.

All children must be accompanied by an adult to all events. 

Adults will need to purchase tickets in order to attend children’s events.

GWCT Sponsors & Partners

 
The GWCT Scottish Game Fair is a trading name of Stable Events Ltd., a company registered in England and Wales (registered no 13236715). Registered Office: Invision House, Wilbury Way, Hitchin, England, SG4 0TY. Organised under license from the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust.
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