This is a new online directory that represents collections from organisations participating in our network, Scotland’s Sounds. We hope this will help people to explore what sound collections exist and how to access them, as well as show the diversity and value of these rich collections to researchers, sound enthusiasts and the general public.
This is a work in progress a present, if you want your own sound collections to be a part of our directory please contact us to request a Collection Information form.
Scotlands Sounds - Collections
Murray Craig Oral History Collection
The audio collection comprises interviews with fishermen and other members of the Scottish fishing community undertaken by museum staff and volunteers. It also includes material recorded privately and donated to the museum, plus a smaller number of recordings of public broadcasts. The majority of the collection is available in digital format although there are some recordings in older formats including those for which the museum does not hold the copyright.
Number of items: 150
Formats: Digital sound files; Compact Discs; Cassettes; Open Reels
Contents: Oral History; Interviews; Radio; Music & Song; Spoken Word.
The recordings cover many aspects of life and work at and around the sea such as: fishing, fishing methods, boats, boat-building, fish trading, fish processing, factory work, community life, fishery management, fisheries science and aspects relating to the history of the museum. There are a small number of recordings of poetry and song.
The Scottish Fisheries Museum tells the story of fishing in Scotland, and the people involved in the industry, from earliest times to the present. Situated in a wonderful collection of historic buildings on the harbour of a small and beautiful fishing port, we are a charitable trust which has become a national institution with an international reputation.
Since it was established in 1967, the Museum Trust has collected artefacts connected to the history of fishing from all around the coasts of Scotland, including audio and oral history recordings. The entire collection cared for by the Scottish Fisheries Museum is a Recognised Collection of National Significance, awarded by Museums Galleries Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government.
Access to Collections: Online; On-site
Contact Details: St Ayles, Harbourhead, Anstruther, Fife, KY10 3AB