Scottish Shores: Gothic Coastal Environments ended on 6 March 2023, celebrating its closing with an evening of tales of spooky shores from acclaimed Orkney storyteller Tom Muir. At our final, public engagement event, we were joined by more than 100 people from a dozen different countries.

Emily and Giulia introduced the evening and recapped the work advanced by Scottish Shores over the past year, before Karl Bell spoke about the importance of folklore to the project’s research. Tom’s stories held us mesmerised, and afterwards Monica Germana hosted a warm and exciting discussion with him!

See the recording and description of the evening below.

Scottish Shores: Folktales of the Coast

18.00 Welcome and introduction: Emily Alder and Giulia Champion

18.15 Folklore in the Scottish Shores project: Karl Bell

18.30 Storytelling with Tom Muir, introduced and chaired by Monica Germanà

19.30 Q&A with Tom

19.45 End

Image credits: “the Loch Ness monster” by Carla216 is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

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