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Discover more about Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches in the blogs published here, which cover a wide range of fascinating subjects from the website. We also publish information about our events, projects and resources in this section. Blogs are added on a regular basis so please re-visit this section to view the latest ones and keep up to date with what we’re doing.

02.05.22

Kist o Riches’ Events Celebrate Scotland’s Year of Stories

Kist o Riches/Tobar an Dualchais has organised two storytelling events in Edinburgh in early May as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories. The events will feature some of Scotland's most talented storytellers and will showcase the Scots and Doric stories, including Traveller tales, on its website,

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16.03.22

‘Bride’s Day, the birthday of spring’

With the razzamatazz and hò-ro-gheallaidh of Oidhche Challainn, Hogmanay and the New Year past, you would think we had no more celebrations to lighten the dreary days of winter beyond Celtic Connections and Burns Night.

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28.02.22

"Phaisg mi thu an craiceann caorach, ’s dh’fhàg mi nad aonar thu an dèidh an òrain"

On 2 March, between 1.00 - 2.00pm, Mairi Gillies will give a talk about her work whilst she was the Artist in Residence with Tobar an Dualchais. Thanks to the generous support of ATLAS Arts Mairi spent time researching TAD and made new work in relation to one particular recording.

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24.01.22

Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches Online Survey

The Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches website was updated in June 2012. As it moves forward to its next stage of development, the advanced search is a priority. If you are a user of the site, please complete the online survey to provide your feedback and help shape future developments.

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19.01.22

Help us to Unlock the Kist o Riches

Help is needed to trace over 100 Perthshire contributors, recorded between 1950 and 2005. Can you help us?

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19.01.22

A visit to Canna, South Uist and Barra in 1961

Below is a first-hand account of visits made during the summer of 1961 to Gaelic-speaking tradition bearers and field collectors in Canna and South Uist whose materials are now recognised as major contributions to the Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches project.

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