Year of Stories Festivals

Perth will celebrate Scotland's Year of Stories with a series of Festivals over 2022 - make sure to join us for one or all!

Stories are a vital part of Scotland’s culture and every community has a different tale to tell. Shared stories, whether spoken, written, sung or filmed are what give a sense of place, history and belonging. This year you can look forward to events by community groups, museums, heritage sites and other visitor attractions with storytelling always at the heart of it. 

Perth City and Towns is rich with stories, old and new, and we’re going to tell them throughout this year, across the whole area. We have a full year of activity planned, including festivals, a story trail, walks and adventures.


Soutar Festival of Words 2022

22nd April - 24th April 2022  

Celebrating the Scots language with a three day extravaganza of readings, performances and conversations with writers, poets and storytellers from Scotland and across the globe. 

Soutar Festival >


Birnam Book Festival

20th to 22nd May 2022

Dedicated to promoting and encouraging the love of books, for readers of all ages, in Birnam, Dunkeld and beyond. 

Birnam Book Festival >


The Black Watch Museum

1st & 2nd October 2022

The Black Watch Museum will host authors on 1st and 2nd of October, concentrating on books, both fact and fiction, of wartime stories, war poetry, the military and military history.  

Black Watch Stories >


Bookmark Blairgowrie

BOOKMARK established in 2012, has developed a reputation for being a friendly, well organised Book Festival which offers a wide range of events to suit all interests. This year, it celbrates its 10th birthday with a full programme of excellent author events throughout the year.

Bookmark Blair >