Tobar an Dualchais – Kist o Riches

This website contains thousands of oral recordings recorded in Scotland and further afield, from the 1930s onwards. The items you can listen to include stories, songs, music, poetry and factual information.

For instance, from the “most popular items” list: Òran an Iolaire

This song tells of the sinking of the ship ‘Iolaire’, after striking the ‘Beasts of Holm’ just outside Stornoway harbour, at the end of the First World War. Over 200 men who were returning from the war were drowned.

So, y’know, Scotsmen being what they are, it’s a collection of really cheerful stuff. But anyway it’s amazing.