Dipping into the Well: Scottish Oral Tradition

The School of Scottish Studies was set up in 1951 to collect, research, archive, and publish material relating to the folklore, ethnology, and traditional arts of Scotland. Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches is a recent project that has enabled digitization of audio recordings and the creation of an online resource containing thousands of items from the school’s archives. This article describes the project and provides a historical tale from St Kilda as an example of archival material.