October 26, 2018 –
Feasting, folklore and Florence
Scottish storyteller Amanda Edmiston was fascinated with Florence Marian McNeill since she inherited her grandmother's copy of 'A Scots Kitchen'. In this event she offers an immersive, experiential glimpse into the world of this Scottish folklorist, cookery chronicler and suffragette. Amanda tells Florence's story using a combination of recipes, biographical insights, traditional tales and the lore collected by Florence Marian McNeill herself. The piece will be enhanced with a display of Florence’s diaries and letters from the library archive and is part of The Scottish International Storytelling Festival 2018.