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Family Day - Celebrating World Heritage

Posted on: 09/04/2015

Date: 18/04/2015, 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Come along to the Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street, Edinburgh on Saturday 18th to discover more about the five World Heritage Sites in Scotland.


Don’t know what a World Heritage Site is? Well, this is your chance to find out.


From 12:00 to 16:00 children (and those who are young at heart) will have the opportunity to try out lots of activities: to dress up as an eighteenth century mill worker; make a Roman sword (in cardboard so little brothers and sisters don’t get hurt); listen to magical stories; and handle replica prehistoric artefacts.


For adults, there will also be information about the recent 3D digital documentation of all five of Scotland’s world heritage sites by the Scottish Ten team ( ) and the chance to talk to staff who help look after each of the sites.


Veteran storyteller Stuart McHardy will present a selection of stories from Scotland’s five World Heritage Sites throughout the afternoon. Listen to him tell of Lady Grange of St. Kilda, Morocco Land in Edinburgh’s Old Town and Maeshowe and Odin’s Stone in Orkney amongst other tales. Performer, author and lecturer on a range of Scottish cultural topics Stuart has a gift to entertain.


If you feel the need for a snack or a sit down, the Voices café will be open, providing delicious food and refreshments.


For more information contact the World Heritage Team on 0131 668 8763 or email