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.


A new year and an old sporting tradition

Shinty at new year – on dates as according to both the Julian and the Gregorian calendar – is a long established Highland tradition, remembered in various accounts archived online by the Tobar an Dualchais project, as West Highland Free Press editor Keith MacKenzie discovered…

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A Hebridean Christmas Tradition in the hymn ‘Taladh Chrìosda’

Emigration, whether forced or voluntary, by choice or necessity, has resulted in the composition of some of the most beautiful and moving Gaelic songs written over the centuries.

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New Update to TAD website

New updates to the Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches (TAD) website have now been completed and have gone live.

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Remembering Iain Fhionnlaigh – the Berneray fieldworker

Liam Alastair Crouse examines the life and work of Ian Paterson who was key in helping to collect and document the folklore of the island of Berneray.

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Calum Ferguson: TAD/ATLAS Residency Progress

In July 2022, Calum Ferguson from North Uist, began his online residency exploring recordings available on Tobar an Dualchais. Here is what he had to say about progress so far:

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One million words transcribed on the Tobar an Dualchais website

We are delighted to tell you that over a million Gaelic words have now been transcribed on the TAD website. We hope this makes the Gaelic recordings easier to follow for some of you. Amongst the transcribed recordings are 313 Gaelic songs, 521 stories and 67 radio features. And this number continues to grow.

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