About Us

About Us

Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches is dedicated to the presentation and promotion of audio recordings of Scotland’s cultural heritage through its website and subsidiary projects. It exists to make these recordings widely accessible and to create a broader and deeper understanding of its content, inspiring new research and creative work, educational opportunities and community engagement.

The Team

The Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches team is led by the initiative director and includes experts in cataloguing, copyright permissions and public outreach. Alongside the team, and in collaboration with Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, we also support a PhD student.

Liam Crouse

PhD Student

Ishabel T MacDonald

Gaelic Song Cataloger

Flòraidh Forrest

Project Director 01471888600

Elsie Maclean

Marketing Officer 01463 794133

Chris Wright

Scots Cataloguer

Cailean Gordon

Data Editor & Transcriber

Steering Group

Representatives from the three organisations, University of Edinburgh, The National Trust for Scotland and the BBC, who own or are custodians of the audio recordings make up the steering group and work in collaboration with the managing partner, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, to develop the strategic direction and priorities of the initiative.

Una MacDonald

Executive Producer - BBC Gàidhlig

Professor William Lamb

Senior Lecturer in Scottish Ethnology - University of Edinburgh

Professor Hugh Cheape

Representing the National Trust for Scotland

Dr John Shaw

Honorary Fellow - University of Edinburgh

Donnie Munro

Director of Development, Fundraising and the Arts - Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

Dòmhnall Angaidh MacLennan

Head of Estates and Services - Sabhal Mòr Ostaig

Christine Cain

College Librarian - Sabhal Mòr Ostaig


We are grateful to all the organisations that have genourously funded Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches since it was established. We are particularly recognise the Heritage Lottery Fund and their original grant of £3.2 million. Below are the current funders of TAD.