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
Phil Croal Collection - a digitised collection of photographs, posters, and audio recordings relating to Scottish jazz promoters, Platform between the years 1971 - 1980.
The Norrie Thomson Collection - a collection of private and commercial recordings of Scottish musicians and bands.
Scottish Jazz Oral History Collection - a growing body of filmed interviews featuring pioneers of the Scottish jazz scene produced by Haftor Medbøe on behalf of the Scottish Jazz Archive.
Number of items: 1000
Formats: Digital sound files
Contents: Oral History; Interviews; Music & Song;
Scottish Jazz Archive (SJA) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Association (SCIO), SC049270, regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSRC) for the purposes of:
Advancing heritage by identifying, collecting, cataloguing and digitising materials, and the production of filmed oral histories relating to the history of jazz in Scotland through the preservation and curation of tangible cultural artefacts foundational to current practices in the field.
Advancing education by raising awareness and providing access to the history of jazz in Scotland through a permanent and publicly accessible online educational resource and through public events including talks and exhibitions."
Access to Collections: Online; On-site.
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