The Scotland’s Sounds network welcomes people from museums, libraries, community organisations, archives and private collections who want to work collaboratively to improve care and access to Scotland’s heritage recorded sounds.

Scotland’s Sounds proudly presents Sounds like Scotland, a short animated mixtape, showcasing clips from 12 collections’ archive sound recordings.

Browse our sound collections directory for listings of sound collections and how to access them from across our network.

Scotland’s Sounds are currently working on the multi-partner project Unlocking Our Sound Heritage to open up 5,000 sound recordings held in organisations across Scotland.  Learn more about the project here.

You can read stories, watch films and animations and listen in to some of the collections, engagement activities and creative projects that are being carried out across the Scotland’s Sounds network on our Listen online pages.

Regular stakeholder meetings are coordinated by the National Library of Scotland. Find where our next events are taking place on our Events page.

If you want to keep up-to date with our projects, news and events, join our mailing list.