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Storytelling Centre Begins with Opening Ceremony (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) , June 1, 2006


The Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh's newest visitor attraction, was officially opened today.

Culture Minister Patricia Ferguson was on hand to unveil the 3.5 million complex on the Royal Mile which includes a modern replacement for the old Netherbow Arts Centre, featuring a new 99-seater theatre, arts cafe, gallery and exhibition space, and education rooms.

Mrs Ferguson said: "This new centre is a mark of the importance of storytelling to Scotland's culture, our education and our entertainment. It is an indication of the growing revival of this art.

"The emergence of the Scottish Storytelling Centre is another sign of new confidence in Scottish culture and its international importance."

Dr Donald Smith, director the Scottish Storytelling Centre, added: "We are thrilled to be launching our events programme from our new house of stories.

Subjects Covered: education, storytelling festivals

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