Tobar an Dualchais / Kist o Riches: The Sound of Scotland's Traditions

Online Resource
  • Administered by
  • Reference
      GB ah100 tobarandualchais
  • Dates of Creation
      c 1930 - ongoing
  • Language of Material
      English Gaelic Scots
  • Physical Description
      Several thousand recordings Audio
  • Digital Content
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Scope and Content

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 principal content is songs, music, history, poetry, traditions and stories, recorded from the 1930s onwards. The website contains material from three archives: The School of Scottish Studies, The Canna Collection and BBC Radio nan Gàidheal and there are recordings 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.


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Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches is dedicated to the presentation and promotion of audio recordings of Scotland's cultural heritage through its website and subsidiary projects. It exists to make these recordings widely accessible and to create a broader and deeper understanding of its content, inspiring new research and creative work, educational opportunities and community engagement.

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