Ailie Finlay

A Multisensory Animal Adventure from Islay

Sunday 30th August


Storyteller Ailie Finlay has created a multisensory version of ‘The White Pet’, a traditional tale from Islay. She’ll be using ordinary household objects as props. We’ll let you know beforehand which objects you’ll need so you can gather them together and be ready to join in with the story at home. Lots of fun for everyone, but particularly for wee ones and children with additional needs.

How to watch this event

This event starts at 2pm on Sunday 30th August. To watch the event just visit this page at the start time and you'll be able to watch the event for free.

Subtitles/Closed Captions

If you would like to access YouTube's automated subtitles while you're watching the event, just click on the small 'CC' icon, which you'll see at the bottom right of your video screen, and then the subtitles should appear for you. Please note that as these are automated they are not always 100% reliable.


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We are paying all of our contributors, so although the events are free we do still have costs. All donations, however small, are very gratefully received and will support our authors and our festival during a difficult time.

About the speaker

Ailie Finlay from Flotsam and Jetsam Puppets and Stories has been working as a puppeteer and storyteller for over 25 years. She specialises in telling and making multi-sensory stories and resources for young children, people with additional support needs and people living with dementia. Ailie has a passionate belief that telling and hearing stories is a fundamental human experience which everyone can enjoy. Find out more about Ailie’s work here:

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