Inverness Storytelling Festival returns for a second year with a mixture of tales, music, poetry and craic from Scottish Highlands and distant landscapes.

It will be a celebration of Highland ceilidh culture with stories from: George Macpherson, Bob Pegg, Dougie Mackay, Daniel Serridge, Carol Scorer, Lizzie McDougall, Markus Luukkonen, Alasdair Taylor, Ecopoetry from Helen Moore, Gaelic song from Christina Stewart and global music from Omar Bin Mohammed Afif (Morrocco), Sergio Zavayeta (Peru) and the Woodland Roots Band and folk sounds from Joe Hill's Wake and Dougie Burns (with a few more surprise acts)

Tickets via Brown Paper Tickets

Timetable is as follows:

Fri 11th
@ La Tortilla assesena
7-8pm- Black Dog Days (Bob Pegg)
8.30-10 "Heart Is in The Highlands" Open Hearth session (George MacPherson, Dougie Mackay & more tbc)

Sat 12th
@ the Bike Shed, Grant Street
12-12.45pm Childrens Storytelling
3.30-5pm Tales of The Moray Firth with The Gold and Silver Darlings Story Quilt (Lizzie McDougall)

La Tortilla Asesina
7.30-9.30 International Wonder Tales & Tunes (Dan Serridge, Dougie Mackay, Sergio Pisfil, Omar Bin Afif & more tbc)
9.30-11 Woodland Roots Music session

Sunday 13th
1-3.30pm @ The Sheiling Project
Gaelic in the landscape & Outdoor Story session

Friday 18th
7.45-10 Bard and Harp- Poetry, Stories and harp with Helen Moors and Alasdair Taylor

Sat 19th
10-5pm @ Inverness Spectrum Centre
Dreaming of Possibilities" From Heritage to Creativity with Scotland's Urban Past

7.30-11pm @ La Tortilla Asesina
Open Hearth Finale

Bring your friends, bring your granny, bring a tune, tale or listening ear!