Terms of Use

This website has been prepared for educational and personal use only. By accessing and using this website, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:


  • Listen to the recordings, including in a classroom setting for educational purposes.
  • Read summaries and other information and browse photographic items.
  • Quote material found on the website in accordance with the guidelines regarding fair dealing and citation.

YOU MAY NOT: (including but not restricted to

  • Copy or download sound files or associated items (such as photographs)
  • Alter or modify the quality of any sound recording or photograph
  • Give public performance, reproduce for personal gain or attempt to profit from any content, or use materials in a misleading context
  • Remove, obscure or modify copyright notices, nor any text acknowledging identification of the copyright holder

Any requests regarding publication or reproduction or any further use of School of Scottish Studies Archives material should be addressed directly to the School of Scottish Studies Archives.

If you have any enquires about making further use of any BBC or National Trust for Scotland materials, please contact Tobar an Dualchais in the first instance.

Any unauthorised use, broadcasting, public performance, copying or re-recording of content constitutes a breach of copyright law. Commercial copying is prohibited. No part of the content of this website may be re-used or sold.

Tobar an Dualchais holds a PRS for Music (MCPS) licence which ensures that any contributors who are registered with them will receive royalties as appropriate. This Limited Online Music Licence covers performing and mechanical rights in musical works. For more information please visit

Use of Materials and Copyright

Tobar an Dualchais has secured permissions from the relevant rights holders to publish this material on our website in order for you to listen to the recordings. However, Tobar an Dualchais owns no rights in the material itself and can therefore not authorise any further use of the material.

The copyright owner has the exclusive right to copy or authorise the copying of a work of any type. This includes any form of copying including (but not restricted to) for instance, transcription & translation or adaptation.

NB – there are at least two separate copyrights in the material on the website – the sound recording copyright held by the School of Scottish Studies Archives or the BBC or the National Trust for Scotland and the content copyright held by the contributor (or next of kin), plus any additional rights in the music or material recited.

Any use beyond listening to the recordings and reading the item information will require you to seek further permissions from the rights holders yourself. Please refer to the track information which will indicate the collection and therefore the sound recording rights holder so that you may negotiate any further use not permitted by this website.

There are guidelines for people considering further use of School of Scottish Studies Archives songs, stories, poems or oral history accounts as well as guidelines for use of material for all the collections in a classroom setting.

When citing the content of this website, please remember to credit both the original source of the material and Tobar an Dualchais. Please see the full guidelines on citation.

Tobar an Dualchais has an MCPS/PRS licence.


General Disclaimer

All information has been presented in good faith on the basis of information received from the contributors themselves as revealed on the tape recordings and from next of kin. Discrepancies may arise within the website as a result. If there are inaccuracies, or if you are able to provide further information about any of the recordings which would enhance the use of the material, please contact us with further information and we will be happy to update the website. A wide range of opinions are represented within these recordings but Tobar an Dualchais does not endorse them, nor does it seek to censor material which may be of cultural and historical significance to many people. Please bear in mind that materials may include comments which some people may find less acceptable today than at the time the original recordings were made.

Terms of Use Disclaimer

Nothing contained in this section is intended to constitute specific legal advice or other advice on which reliance should be placed. This section is for general guidance only, and we shall not be held liable for any action taken (or any failure to act) in reliance upon the contents of this section. The guidance contained or referred to here is generic, and may not apply in every case. The precise circumstances of individual cases may differ, as may the correct course of action to take in those circumstances. You should always seek specific advice on any individual question of copyright or other rights, from a suitably qualified solicitor or other legal advisor.

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