Please note that GAS is having a few months off.  We would like to start up again with more energy than ever before, but need a committee!  Please contact Pauline by emailing if you are interested in helping us get back on our feet.  Thanks!

The Grampian Association of Storytellers

The Grampian Association of Storytellers ("GAS") are a group of storytellers who organise storytelling events and workshops, provide professional storytellers for events and provide a focal point for storytelling in the North East of Scotland. Click here for more information about GAS or scroll down to see our upcoming activities!

Friday Flings

These are our monthly storytelling get togethers where we do what we do best - tell stories!

If you're new to storytelling, or an old hand, come join us once a month (with breaks for summer and Christmas!) at Queen's Cross Church Lounge, Albyn Place, Aberdeen. For a map to Queen's Cross Church, Click Here.

If events are not to be held at Queen's Cross Church, the location will be stated below.

We usually start off with tea and biscuits before settling down to either a guest storyteller or a "DIY" night of stories. Sometimes we have a theme for the night, but these are by no means essential. And more than just stories are welcome!

Songs, poems, riddles and jokes are all part of the oral tradition - but of course there would be no stories without listeners, so come along and join us - whatever your experience, we'd love to see you!

Please note that as of September 2009, we will be moving from the first Friday of every month to the second Friday.  Most months we meet at 7.00 to begin at 7.15 and will aim to finish around 9 - 9.30pm.

Other Events

As well as our regular FFF's, GAS hold and are present at many other storytelling events in the North East of Scotland. Please see below for events organised by and attended by GAS storytellers. If any events are currently in planning, details will be updated as they are confirmed.

To see what else we have been involved with, click here to see an archive of our past events

GAS has also organised its two Storytelling festival in partnership with Archaeolink Prehistory Park  - see the webpage for more details!


A Night of Storytelling and Poetry with John Row

Thursday 10th October 2013, 7.00 to 9.30pm (and drinks thereafter!)  Cellar 35, Aberdeen.

For one night only join storyteller and poet John Row, and friends - at Cellar 35 for an evening of entertainment! Come bring a story, a poem, a song, a joke or just come to listen and enjoy!

John Row has worked in schools, colleges, prisons, museums, festivals and arts centres in the UK, USA, and mainland Europe... And now, of course, Aberdeen!

7 pm to 9.30 pm (or later!) The bar will be open and there will be no charge, but donations gratefully received. See you there!

Neverending Tales - a family story night with Tony Robertson

Sunday 27th October 2013, 7.00 to 8.45,  Elphinstone Institute, Aberdeen University, Aberdeen.

This event comes from our friends at the Elphinstone Institute, Aberdeen University.  As part of the 2013 Storytelling festival - You are all invited to an evening of family stories and song. The evening is entitled " Never ending tales : A family story night with Tony Robertson " - and as it is near Halloween, there will maybe be a creepy song and story to finish!

More events to follow

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 Web page last updated 6th October 2013 by Pauline Cordiner