Sounds Like Scotland

At 4.30pm today we take a listen to selections from the Scottish National Libraries sound archives in a programme put together especially for us by Amy McDonald and Alisdair Bell.

We have also initiated a new radio commission in association with NSL. Sound artist, Zoe Irvine is the first artist we have selected to create a new work with material from the archive.

What does Scotland sound like? We have delved into our archives across Scotland to give you a flavour of recordings from our past. These tell a unique story about Scotland, listening in to our environment and to our people. We are grateful to the following organisations for providing audio for the programme: Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, Am Baile, University of Dundee Archive Services, the School of Scottish Studies Archives at the University of Edinburgh, the Elphinstone Institute at the University of Aberdeen, Special Collections at the University of Aberdeen, Vanishing Scotland, Ness Historical Society, Scottish Music Centre, National Library of Scotland, Raretunes, the Scottish Working People’s History Trust, The National Trust for Scotland’s Canna Collection, OurStory Scotland, West Lothian Archives, the University of Stirling and Scottish Borders Archives.

Scotland’s Sounds is a collaborative network of over 100 organisations and individuals who look after sound collections across Scotland.