Stories of Nairn

Stories of Nairn Sgeulachdan Sgire Inbhir Narainn

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20 stunning storytelling flags created with Kinetika

In celebration of ‘Scotland’s Year of Stories’, and in partnership with International arts company Kinetika and Highland artist- storyteller Lizzie McDougall, we have worked with local community groups to develop ‘Stories of Nairn’ . This is a collection of 20 stunning silk flags, encapsulating in striking visual form, just some of Nairn’s stories – who we are, what we love about our town, where we come from, and the characters, histories, languages, myths and legends that make up the identity of Nairn, and the wider area of Nairnshire.

We invited community groups of all ages to take part in a series of workshops, sharing their stories with Lizzie and working to design and illustrate them, to be transformed into beautiful flags.

This project has been supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. This fund is being delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players.

The flags featured in our Big Flag Parade on 27th August. You can see them again on Sunday 4th September on Nairn Links at the Wallace Bandstand when there will be a flag installation from 11am, story sharing with The Pen and I from 12 midday, and storytelling with Lizzie McDougall at 2.30pm.

The flags will form a community resource – if you’d like to borrow the flags for your project, or to inspire your own flag making activity, please contact us after the festival is over.

Find out more about the project here:

Stories of Nairn
Stories of Nairn
Community Stories Fund
Community Stories Fund


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