The sound recordings on this web site come from three major collections: the School of Scottish Studies Archives (University of Edinburgh), BBC Scotland and the National Trust for Scotland's Canna Collection.


The BBC Scotland material on the site includes National Mod recordings from the 1950s onwards and items from Radio nan Gàidheal's programmes such as Prògram Choinnich, Fàilt' air a' Bhaile, Dealan-dè, Dèanamaid Adhradh and Cò? Cuin? Càite?

National Trust for Scotland

The sound recordings from the National Trust for Scotland's Canna Collection were amassed by John Lorne Campbell between 1937 and 1969 and include Gaelic songs and folktales. A large number of these recordings were made on the islands of Barra and South Uist. He also recorded descendants of Gaelic-speaking emigrants in Cape Breton, Canada.

School of Scottish Studies

Material has been collected by the School of Scottish Studies Archives since 1951. The Archives contain Gaelic and Scots recordings from all over Scotland and further afield. Items on this site recorded by the School include songs, music, tales, verse, customs, belief and oral history.

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