A GROUP of Hillfoots storytellers had the pleasure of a special guest over the weekend as they took part in the Scottish Storytelling Festival.

Heidi Dahlsveen travelled to the Wee County from her native Norway to take part in an event at the Coach House Theatre in Alloa, where she told tales before partaking in a Q&A session.

Joanne Ross, a member of the Creative Hillfoots, a community storytelling group, told the Advertiser it was a privilege to have Heidi over.

She said: "This was part of the Folklore Fusion storytelling event which is part of the Scottish Storytelling Festival. Heidi teaches storytelling at universities throughout the world and was in China just before she came here to join us.

"We had a brilliant audience which was so engaged throughout. We had a Q&A at the end and the first question was when is our next event."

Joanne added that all four members of the day's group did a reading of some sort, including folk tales and poems.

She wished to pay a huge thanks to the wonderful audience, the Alman theatre group and of course to Heidi for making the trip.

Thanks were also extended to Heather-Ann Dowd for producing a souvenir programme and to Ed Conroy for creating the tickets.