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SSSA in 70 Objects: Bha Là Eile Ann Response by Fraser MacBeath Hello, I’m Fraser MacBeath, a sound artist/electronic music producer from the Isle of Lewis, currently a postgraduate Sound For The Moving Image student at The Glasgow School …Continue reading →

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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: 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: 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: Bàrdachd Ghàidhlig recordings by Rev. William Matheson The Words and the Tunes by Dr Anja Gunderloch Back in the mists of time, in the second year of my undergraduate degree, the highlight of my week was the …Continue reading →

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Queering the Archive: Drag in the School of Scottish Studies Archives For our second blog and part two to the last blog Queering the Archive, join us as we celebrate the cultural records of ‘drag’ in the archives.   Drag is described as a gender …Continue reading →

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SSSA in 70 Objects: Òganaich Dhuinn a Rinn M’ Fhàgail TAGS: | Contributor: Barra Waulking Women Fieldworker: Thorkild Knudsen Reference: SA1965.109.004 Response: Louise Scollay I have a lifelong love – some might say obsession –  of textiles and craft and often this …Continue reading →

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