Scotland’s Sounds

The Scotland’s Sounds network includes a range of museums, libraries, archives and private collections who want to work collaboratively to care for and provide access to Scotland’s heritage recorded sounds.

Regular stakeholder meetings are coordinated by the National Library of Scotland. The network’s current project is Connecting Scotland’s Sounds, which champions the preservation and sharing of Scotland’s audio heritage with support from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

The outcomes the project is working towards are:

  • People will learn about and enjoy Scotland’s sound heritage
  • A wider range of audiences will have engaged with Scotland’s sound heritage
  • Increased skills and expertise in sound archiving, including digitisation
  • Do you hold a sound collection, or represent those who do? We’d love to welcome you to our network – to join our mailing list please email Amy McDonald (