School of Scottish Studies Archives

School of Scottish Studies Archives

University of Edinburgh

27 George Square

Edinburgh EH8 9LD


T. 0131 650 4159




The School of Scottish Studies was established in 1951, at the University of Edinburgh, to collect, preserve, research and publish material relating to the cultural traditions and folklore of Scotland. The extensive collections now include a sound archive comprising some 29,000 recordings, a photographic archive containing thousands of images from the 1930s onwards, a small film and video collection and a manuscript archive. The Scottish Studies library of ethnological publications, both Scottish and international, is used as a resource to contextualise the fieldwork material. Collecting has focused on Scottish life and the traditional arts, and material comes from communities throughout Scotland, including Dumfries and Galloway.