Listen online

There are a number of websites giving access to some of Scotland’s sounds online.

Listen in to your past and present at:

Mixed-genre recordings

Tobar An Dualchais (partnership between School of Scottish Studies Archives at the University of Edinburgh, BBC Scotland, and the National Trust for Scotland’s Canna Collection)

Am Baile (Highlife Highland)

Scots Language (Scots Language Centre)

National Piping Centre – Noting the tradition

Cultural Equity – Alan Lomax recordings collection (includes some recordings from Scotland)

Bristish Library – Sound collection (includes many Scottish recordings)

Europeana Sounds

 

Oral histories

Dumfries and Galloway (Regional Ethnology)

Jura Lives on Soundcloud

NEFA – North East Folkore archive (with Formartine oral history archives)

SCRAN (oral history section)

University of Aberdeen

Scottish Borders Memory Bank

Gathering the Voices (testimonies from those who sought sanctuary in Scotland from nazi persecution)

Voices of Dundee

Music

Raretunes

Springthyme on Soundcloud

Fife Sing on Soundcloud

Scottish Music Centre

USCB Cylinder Audio Archives (American archives with some Scottish recordings linked below)

Traditional Scottish music

 

 

City and country soundscapes

Aberdeen Soundsites

Sounds of our shores

Gordon Soundscape

 

Above is just a starting point – there are lots more online sound recordings which we won’t know about yet! Please email Amy on a.mcdonald@nls.uk to suggest further links.