Join us this coming Wednesday evening, 30th August, for our regular fortnightly storytelling session in the Woolpack Inn, Tillicoultry, 7.30 -9.30pm.

This week our theme is  “Games”.  Listen to our favourite traditional tales about games, or perhaps share a favourite tale of your own.

All welcome!



Our most recent session had the theme of “Secrets”.

True tales and imaginative tales were shared with members in our usual venue of the Woolpack Inn in Tillicoultry.

First tale told was from West Africa, “Keep Your Secret”, a story of shape-shifting and cleverness.

We heard an original poem composed by one of our long standing members.

Traditional tales included “The Kelpie Seaweed”, “The Pathfoot Secret”, “The Lewis Chessmen and “The Secret”.

We also learned about “The Green lady of Morningside”, a true tale of love and tragedy from Edinburgh in the year 1712.



Tilly Tales Event

Hillfoots Tales were once again pleased to be part of Tilly Community Week.

We presented our free “Tilly Tales” storytelling event in the atmospheric setting of the Neuk at the Woolpack Inn on Tuesday, 8th August 2023.

Several of our storytellers shared tales with a local flavour to an appreciative audience of all ages.  It was standing room only!  There were true tales, traditional tales, original tales and historical tales.

An entertaining time was had by all!

Many thanks to those who came along to support this event.


Come along to the Woolpack in Tillicoultry this Wednesday, 2nd August from 7.30pm when we will be sharing stories on the subject of education, learning, lessons and such like.

You might even share your own stories with us!


On Wednesday, 24th May 2023, we heard a range of tales based on the subject of “Dilemmas”.

We heard two stories involving personal dilemmas and a short poem composed by one of our members entitled “Mid Life Crisis”.

In an interesting, thought-provoking session we also listened to “The Dilemma”, “The King’s Dilemma”, “The Rabbit’s Dilemma” and “Bridget and the Wolf”.

And finally, we heard “Ricky Ticky Tick”, about an old woman who outwits some fearsome Clackmannanshire beasts!


Hillfoots Tales Storytelling Session

Do you enjoy storytelling? Then join us on Wednesday, 7th June, at the Bridge Inn, Tillicoultry,  7pm-9pm.

You’ll always meet a friendly face at our Wednesday storytelling sessions.

Our theme for this meeting is “Food”.

Food for thought, indeed!


On Wednesday, 10th May 2023, we heard a range of tales based on the subject of “May”.

We heard the story of the generosity of  The Giving Tree, learned about the magical Milk White Cow and were captivated by The Piper of Glendevon.

Other tales shared were The Mayday Pairty, True Thomas (who could not tell a lie) and Maybe, about a taciturn farmer who could see that every misfortune could bring some good luck.

We also heard tell of some Mayday customs from Dorset, which were hilariously recounted to the group!