Family Samhuinn 2015 and the Guisers Trail


Samhuinn 2015 is over and updated information will be posted in time for next year’s festival.

Families looking for a more traditional way to celebrate Hallowe’en should look to the Storytelling Centre on the Royal Mile this October 31st, because the Beltane Fire Society have teamed up with the International Storytelling Festival. The Beltane Fire Society’s Family Samhuinn event is going to meet the Storytelling Centre’s Guisers’ Trail for a day of craft, drama, storytelling and music workshops based on the Celtic traditions of All Hallow’s Eve – more traditionally known in Scotland as Samhuinn.

Children, accompanied by their adults, are invited to learn more about traditional Galoshin plays and the story of Samhuinn. The Guisers’ Trail is an opportunity for family groups to visit various museums in Edinburgh to perform what they’ve learned. A downloadable user-friendly resource pack is available on the Family Samhuinn & Guisers’ Trail page on the Storytelling Centre’s website.

Family Samhuinn follows the successful return of Family Beltane to the Beltane Fire Society’s celebrations earlier this year. You can find out more about the Scottish International Storytelling Festival in this article from the Edinburgh Reporter.

Not Suitable for children under 5. All children must be accompanied.

For more information, email family[at]beltane[dot]org

Image courtesy of the Scottish Storytelling Festival