School of Scottish Studies Archives

Archive publications and online resources

Books and websites produced by, or in conjunction with, the School of Scottish Studies Archives.

Tocher

Bundle of Tochers
Tocher has been published by the School of Scottish Studies Archives since 1971. The journal contains songs, stories, music, customs, beliefs, local history, rhymes and riddles transcribed from tapes held in the sound archive.

Scottish Tradition Series

Album Cover Scottish Traditions
The Scottish Tradition series of CDs, published by Greentrax, contains material compiled from Archive recordings. There are collections of Gaelic and Scots song, piping, fiddle music, childlore, wedding customs, traditions relating to Orkney and more...

The Fiddle Tradition of the Shetland Isles.

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Peter Cooke's study of fiddle music in Shetland

Tobar an Dualchais

Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches is a collaborative project which has been set up to preserve, digitise, catalogue and make available online several thousand hours of Gaelic and Scots recordings.

Calum Maclean Project

Calum Maclean recording Charlie Douglas
A searchable catalogue of the notes and recordings of one of the Archive's earliest and most prolific collectors.

Whalsay's Heritage of Song

Whalsay Sound from Marrister
Music from Whalsay recorded by noted ethnomusicologist Peter Cooke.

Eliza Ross Manuscript

The Elizabeth Ross Manuscript - Original Highland Airs Collected at Raasay in 1812.

Youtube Channel

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The Archive has a YouTube channel to share videos made for the department and the Archives.

PEARL

The PEARL project was an early attempt at providing online acccess to materials from the School's extensive audio archive.