Scotland's Year of Stories Project: Stories of Nairn

In celebration of ‘Scotland’s Year of Stories’, and in partnership with International arts company Kinetika and Highland artist- storyteller Lizzie McDougall, the Nairn Books & Arts Festival worked with local community groups to develop ‘Stories of Nairn’ . This was a collection of 20 silk flags, encapsulating in striking visual form, 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".

The project 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. The flags featured in the Big Flag Parade on 27th August 2022. Storytelling events accompanied the exhibition of the flags drawn from the local area.

The flags are now a community resource and can be borrowed by emailing

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

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