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Sounds Like Scotland

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Published on Oct 26, 2017

You can touch and see Scotland’s past… now’s your chance to listen to it. The Scotland’s Sounds network proudly presents Sounds like Scotland, a short animated soundtrack featuring clips from 12 audio collections held across the country from Lewis to Aberdeen and from Inverness to the Borders. Please find the full list of clips on the Scotlands Sounds website: http://scotlands-sounds.nls.uk/index....

The archive recordings span from 1909 to 2017 and were made on a host of weird and wonderful formats – wax cylinders, wire, shellac discs, open reel tape, cassettes and digital media. Have a listen in to Scotland’s past through birdsong, music, spoken memories and more…

With warm thanks to the collections below for for sharing their recordings:

• James Scott Skinner, 1909, National Library of Scotland
• Alistair Campbell & Betty Nichol, 1983, Scottish Borders Archives
[listen to the full recording at http://bit.ly/2zbA2my]
• Birds on Canna, 1951, National Trust for Scotland
[listen to the full recording at http://bit.ly/2zrBPEZ]
• Kate Nicolson, 1963, School of Scottish Studies Archives at the University of Edinburgh
[listen to the full recording at http://bit.ly/2hpYHKs]
• Bobby & Gordon Hogg, 2007, Am Baile
[listen to the full recording at http://bit.ly/2zZJs1r]
• Pathfoot Sounds by Suzy Angus & Janieann McCracken, 2017, University of Stirling
[listen to the full recording at http://bit.ly/2ynSBEE]
• John MacDonald, 1980s, Inverness Museum & Art Gallery
[listen to the full recording at http://bit.ly/2gWZ922]
• Selkirk Pickin Night, 2011, Scottish Music Centre
• Jenifer Harley, 2011, West Lothian Archives
• Harry Gordon, 1929, National Library of Scotland
• Donald Morrison, 1970s, Comunn Eachdraidh Nis
• Stella Henriques, 1986, University of Aberdeen Special Collections
[listen to the full recording at http://bit.ly/2z8bGup]
• Louise Welsh, 2014, OurStory Scotland
• Polish-Scottish Song and Story Group, 2015, Elphinstone Institute at the University of Aberdeen

Sound design:
Steve Urquhart - http://www.listentosteve.com

Animation:
Iain Gardner, Animation Garden - https://animation-garden.com

Created as part of the Connecting Scotland’s Sounds, an initiative championing Scotland’s rich audio heritage. This 2016 - 2017 project was hosted at the National Library of Scotland and supported by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.

The Scotland’s Sounds network is a group of individuals and organisations interested in the preservation and sharing of Scotland’s archive sounds - http://www.scotlandssounds.org

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