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Record: School of Scottish Studies Archives, University of Edinburgh

School of Scottish Studies Archives, University of Edinburgh

School of Scottish Studies Archives
University of Edinburgh
29 George Square

Tel: +44 (0)131 650 4159
E-mail: Cathlin.Macaulay@ed.ac.uk
Web: http://www.celtscot.ed.ac.uk/archives

Organisation type
Educational / Research Institution / Archive
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Our collections Core fieldwork recordings collected from 1951 onwards by staff, students and associates of the School of Scottish Studies.
Linguistic Survey of Scotland (Gaelic).
Place-name Survey of Scotland.
Recordings (duration, dates & recording formats) Duration: 1001-5,000
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Format: Reel, CD / DVD, Digital Storage, DAT, Mini-Disc, Audio Cassette, Video
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Date(s): Before 1950, 1950-59, 1960-69, 1970-79, 1980-89, 1990-1999, Since 2000
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Geographical locations Ireland: n/a
Other info: A few recordings, mainly Irish songs.

Scotland: Outer Hebrides, Argyll and the Isles, The Highlands, Perthshire, Ayrshire and Arran, Loch Lomond, the Trossachs, Stirling & Forth Valley, Aberdeen City and Shire, Edinburgh and the Lothians, Greater Glasgow and The Clyde Valley
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Canada: Quebec, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador
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Other areas: n/a
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Any other area: A few recordings from Australia.
Other information Content types: Speech (including oral history, folktales and so on), Song, Instrumental Music
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Access: A selection of recordings is available online: www.tobarandualchais.co.uk
Visits to the School of Scottish Studies Archives may be arranged by appointment with the Curator.

Completion status: 60% digitised
Other info: Difficult to estimate the total amount of digitised Gaelic material.

Background info: The School of Scottish Studies was established in 1951 at the University of Edinburgh to collect, archive, research and publish material relating to the cultural life, folklore and traditional arts of Scotland. Over the past sixty years, fieldworkers at the School have made thousands of recordings of songs, instrumental music, tales, verse, customs, beliefs, place-names biographical information and local history. Material in the Sound Archive comes from all over Scotland and its diaspora. As well as being a rich repository of oral tradition the Archives hold material from the Linguistic Survey of Scotland and the Scottish Place-name Survey along with many donated collections.

Collection descriptions: Yes

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