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A Carrying Stream  

“Maker, ye maun sing them…   Tomorrow, songs   Will flow free again, and new voices   Be borne on the carrying stream.”  - Hamish Henderson (1919–2002), poet, songwriter and political activist  Drawing on the Sound Archive of the University of Edinburgh’s School of Scottish Studies Archives, this exhibition explores creative reuse of the archive by new generations of artists working in dialogue with the past. The deep listening experience features new commissions by Scotland-based artists Blair Coron, Fraser MacBeath, and Carla Sayer, offering visitors a sensory journey around Scotland through the sounds of its people and places.   

9 June – 30 September 2023

a small boat on the bank of a river
Coble by J. Valentine (1882) from the Photographic Archive of the School of Scottish Studies Archives.