Stories around the fire

Monday 23rd January
10.30am to 2.30pm

PAMIS is a registered charity and the only organisation in Scotland that works solely to support people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their family carers for a more inclusive life.

Here at PAMIS we are passionate about storytelling and there are lots of exciting story projects happening. The benefits of storytelling are well known and at PAMIS we explore personal stories, stories from the oral storytelling tradition, sensitive stories and many more. Stories are a fun way to learn so whether you want to explore personal narrative or play around with folktales, fairy tales or myths and legends, multi–sensory stories are a wonderful and fun way to engage with people with profound and multiple learning disabilities.

On Monday 23rd January, we are taking part in the Fire Starter Festival, a week-long festival of collaborative learning events. Come along and sit around our virtual camp fire and explore, develop and design stories that will capture your imagination, engage your creative spirit and ignite your curiosity.

We will focus particularly on how you can take this forward in educational establishments and support the inclusion of some of society’s most excluded people.

Lunch will be provided. Camp coffee and toasted marshmallows are optional 😉

Drama Room, Dalhousie Building
University of Dundee
Hunter Street
Dundee, DD1 5EN

“When a story is told it is not forgotten. It becomes something else. The memory of who we were, the hope of what we can become.”


Balwearie High School

Maureen had a great time recently telling stories at the busy health and wellbeing fair at Balwearie High School, Kirkcaldy.


Storytelling Events

Join us on Friday 28th October to find out more about multi-sensory storytelling and to hear some traditional stories which have been adapted for people with PMLD.


There will also be live storytelling from Finnish Rune singer/storyteller Anna-Maria Toivonen and Highland Perthshire based storyteller Claire Hewitt.


Storytelling at Camp PAMIS

A great week at Camp PAMIS for storytelling. There was storytelling in the yurt, in the training room and in the open air. Children and young people with profound disabilities their brothers and sisters all enjoyed hearing sensory stories, African stories and stories outside with the parachute. Everyone joined in and stories flowed. Stories were also created through nature art and sound. Nature art held personal meaning and offered a space for people to explore their story creatively.

The Yurt gets it’s first outing at the Grampian Fun Day

Our storytelling yurt held its first story session in Grampian where people enjoyed stories in the yurt at the Grampian fun day at  Portlethen  on 14th May. Thank you to Owen Pilgrim for adapting it for us and for demonstrating how to erect the yurt.

Yurt at Grampian Fun Day

Yurt at Grampian Fun Day

Storytelling Festival

The Village Storytelling Centre LogoMarch 22-26 sees The Village Storytelling Festival in Glasgow.  This festival is a celebration and exploration of the art and application of storytelling past, present and future. Marking the 15th anniversary of The Village Storytelling Centre, this four day festival will give you the opportunity to see innovative storytellers from across the UK in exciting contemporary performance and to experience a range of performances from community groups all working with story and art in different ways. On March the 23 Maureen Phillip from PAMIS and Amanda Scott, Principal Teacher for Special Education in Angus, will be presenting an interactive session on Sensitive Stories.

Storytelling Festival

Storytelling Festival