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Digital Storytelling

Learn more about our programme, which is helping people share their life stories

Digital storytelling is a simple, honest and powerful way for people to share stories. A digital story is an audio recording of a personal story, accompanied by pictures, created using digital tools. The unique appeal of digital storytelling is that it puts people in complete control of how their story is told: all stories are scripted and edited solely by their creators. It's a person's story told the way they want to tell it.

Our Digital Storytellers in Residence project, funded by the Scottish Government, supported 7 Scottish library services to run digital storytelling workshops in their communities. After the workshops, 84% of participants agreed that "it’s important to record stories like mine". See our infographic(this will open in a new window) for more detail, or read the full evaluation report(this will open in a new window).

The best introduction to digital storytelling is always to watch some stories! Over 230 people have created and shared stories on our project website.

(this will open in a new window)Watch Digital Stories now

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What Matters to You? Workshops for people affected by cancer

Scottish Book Trust and Macmillan Cancer Support are currently offering online digital storytelling workshops to anyone affected by cancer who would like to create a story.

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