I'm storyteller Fergus McNicol, welcome to my website! You'll find out what I'm doing with storytelling and my various projects with other artists that combine storytelling with dance, music, arts and crafts. Also for schools there is the education section with ideas for the application of storytelling to support and enhance learning.

  • Solo Performances from Fergus

    Traditional storytelling, where I tell my favourite tales to kids of all ages, from babies to big yins!

  • Macastory

    Interactive themed storytelling performances for large audiences

  • Shake Your Tale!

    Story/Dance fun for primary schools and families

  • Och Aye Kamishibai

    Traditional Japanese picture stories... fun filled performances and cross-curricular workshops

  • Blooming Rubbish!

    Join Betsy Bottletop and Gordon the gardener in the garden for Eco craft, environmental themed stories and fun.

  • Workshops, CPD & Education

    Fun, engaging activities that help deliver CfE and motivate young learners plus CPD training for teachers, educators & librarians as well as ideas to get started


23. Jan, 2017

Bletherin' Burns! & Baby Burns: Red, red, Rose St Festival

I'll be part of the line up at the Rosehip Cafe on Rose St on Tuesday night: 7.00pm-10.00pm for Burns inspired storytelling, poems and songs!
Then on Wednesday it's Bayby Burns at the Rosehip: for wee tiny Rabbie fans and their parents: 10.00am & 11.00 am: Free and Fun!

10. Sep, 2015

***** NEW MACASTORY SHOWS FOR 2015-16!!!*****

To tie in with the Scottish Year of Food and Drink we have “Macastory’s Michty Munch!’, full of foody stories and songs that highlight traditional Scottish foods, harvesting, food from the world and nutrition… very tasty!

This year we’ve also gone all historical and have two new shows:

‘Jacobites, Fights and a Prince in Tights!’ covering Jacobite history to tie in with the anniversary of the 1715 Rising and of course lots of legends of Bonny Prince Charlie!

Then we have ‘Wellpecket and Smyth’s World of Victorian Wonders’ that looks at Victorian life through the eyes of two top hatted-photographers who tell the stories behind their collection of Victorian pictures.
Of course we are also putting together theme specific shows (do feel free to ask!) and our Christmas show this year is ‘Macastory’s Very Victorian Christmas’.

11. Jan, 2015


31st January, 11.00 am, Shake Your Tale at the Scottish Storytelling Centre! Tickets £6 adults/ kids £4 (and concessions) Box Office 0131 556 9579
Long nights, rain, sleet and freezing wind getting you down? Get all the family some winter sunshine as Carmen Fandango and Ruridh MacRumba dance you round the world!

Just thinking about which story to tell next!

Wellpecket and Smyth at your service!