School of Scottish Studies Archives

The School of Scottish Studies was established in 1951, at the University of Edinburgh, to collect, preserve, research, and publish material relating to the cultural traditions and folklore of Scotland.

The Sound Archive is the main product of over 60 years of fieldwork recordings and donated collections.

The Photographic Archive holds ethnological images from fieldwork expeditions and donated collections.

Image from a scan of the Maclagan manuscripts

The Archives are home to folklore, music and song manuscripts and mixed format collections from various projects.

Bundle of Tochers

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

Details of collaborative projects that the Archives have been involved in.

Book son the shelf of the Scottish Studies Library

Information on Library materials held by the School of Scottish Studies Archives and how to access them.