Animations

Listen to recordings from Scotland’s archives whilst watching a series of animations created in 2017.

SOUNDS LIKE SCOTLAND

Have a listen in to Scotland’s past through our 2-minute Sounds like Scotland animated mixtape. It features clips from 12 audio collections held across the country from Lewis to Aberdeen and from Inverness to the Borders. The archive recordings span from 1909 to 2017 and were made on varied formats – wax cylinders, wire, shellac discs, open reel tape, cassettes and digital media. Enjoy birdsong, music, spoken memories and more.

COUNTRY CARTOONS

Take a peek at this animation made at the AK Bell Library at a children’s workshop organised by Culture Perth and Kinross. This animation was created as part of the Connecting Scotland’s Sounds Hear Here programme of doctoral training and researcher residencies – a collaboration with the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities.

ON THE BUSES

Take a trip on a Leylands bus in the snow with this animation made by children at Hawick Library using an archive sound recording from the Scottish Borders archives. This animation was created as part of a collaborative programme organised by Live Borders Archives, Scran and Connecting Scotland’s Sounds called Sounding Borders.

TRIP TO INNERLEITHEN

Join Olive and Tibbie on their journey to Innerleithen with an animation created by children at Hawick Library using an archive sound recording from the Scottish Borders Archives. This animation was created as part of a collaborative programme organised by Live Borders Archives, Scran and Connecting Scotland’s Sounds called Sounding Borders.

SODJER IN THE SNOW

This animation was created by children in Lauder in July 2017 as part of a collaborative programme organised by Live Borders Archives, Scran and Connecting Scotland’s Sounds called Sounding Borders.