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.
Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches is Scotland’s online resource dedicated to the presentation and promotion of audio recordings of Scotland’s cultural heritage. Its primary content is songs, traditions and stories, music, history, and poetry, recorded from the 1930s onwards. The recordings were made all over Scotland and its diaspora and, as a result, contain a diverse range of dialect and accents in Gaelic, Scots and English.
Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches’ principal aim is to ensure that Scotland’s rich oral heritage is safeguarded and made widely available for present and future generations.
The website contains material from three archives: The School of Scottish Studies (SSSA); The National Trust for Scotland’s Canna Collection; and BBC Radio nan Gàidheal.
Not all material from SSSA is available on the website yet as cataloguing and permissions work is ongoing.
Examples of recordings from SSSA on the website include: