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Upcoming Events Celebrating SSSA at 70 TAGS: | | As part of our ongoing celebrations for our 70th Anniversary, we are delighted to announce some events which are coming up in August. Fieldwork & Creative Engagement: Oral History of …Continue reading →

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SSSA in 70 Objects: The Tiree Clapperboard TAGS: On Sunday, August 22 1976, the School of Scottish Studies filmed an open air baptism in Tiree. This was the first baptismal service of its kind in several years and …Continue reading →

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SSSA in 70 Objects: CROW PIE: COOKERY FROM THE MACLAGAN MANUSCRIPTS TAGS: | The Maclagan Manuscripts Collected by: Elizabeth Kerr Residence: Port Charlotte Locality of Collection: Highland Reference: MML0772b Chosen by: Theresa Mackay Five years ago I was completing my MLitt dissertation at …Continue reading →

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SSSA in 70 Objects: Plants used in traditional Shetland medicine TAGS: | Contributor: Tom Tulloch Fieldworker: Alan Bruford SA Reference: SA1978.068 Chosen by: Jenny Sturgeon My chosen object is a recording of Shetlander Tom Tulloch talking with interviewer Alan Bruford. Recorded in …Continue reading →

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Tocher at 50: Morag Macleod and Tocher TAGS: | We are incredibly grateful to Morag Macleod, who has written this week’s post about her recollections of Tocher and her wider work in the School of Scottish Studies, working with Gaelic material. …Continue reading →

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SSSA in 70 Objects: “No Winder You Canna Catch Fish” TAGS: | Response by: Holly Graham Recording: Up Helly Aa peats replaced by tar barrels Contributor: Katie Laurenson Fieldworker: Elizabeth Neilson Reference: SA1961.89.B74 My chosen object is a short audio extract, an excerpt of …Continue reading →

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SSSA in 70 Objects: Psalm 118 to ‘Coleshill’ TAGS: | | Contributor: Murdina and Effie MacDonald, Psalm 118 to ‘Coleshill’ Fieldworker: Thorkild Knudsen Reference: SA1965.031 Link to recording on Tobar an Dualchais Response: Clare Button Visiting the Isle of Lewis with my …Continue reading →

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SSSA In 70 Objects: The Pictish Arts Society Written by Stuart McHardy In 1988 the School of Scottish Studies began to host gatherings of the Pictish Arts Society, both its committee meetings and its public lectures. The Society, …Continue reading →

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SSSA in 70 Objects: Hò Ro Gur Toigh Leinn Anna  TAGS: Contributor: Peigi Anndra MacRae, Mairi Anndra MacRae  Fieldworker: Donald Archie MacDonald  Reference: SA1964.062  Link: http://www.tobarandualchais.co.uk/en/fullrecord/104487 Response: Dr Alison Mayne  It’s extremely hard for me to pick one object from the School of Scottish Studies Archives.  I …Continue reading →

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SSSA in 70 Objects : A bird living in one of the houses on St Kilda, 1938 Chosen by Stephen Willis, Library Assistant, Centre for Research Collections. On 29th August 1930, the island of St Kilda was evacuated due to its remote location and a dwindling population. …Continue reading →

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