School of Scottish Studies
The School of Scottish Studies (Scottish Gaelic: Sgoil Eòlais na h-Alba, Scots: Scuil o Scots Studies) was founded in 1951 by Professor William Lindsay Renwick and is affiliated to the University of Edinburgh. It holds an archive of over 9000 field recordings of traditional music, song and other lore, housed in George Square, Edinburgh. The collection was begun by Calum Maclean - brother of the poet, Sorley MacLean - and the poet, writer and folklorist, Hamish Henderson, both of whom collaborated with American folklorist Alan Lomax, who is credited as being a catalyst and inspiration for the work of the school.
From 1984 to 1995, the writer, singer and ethnologist, Margaret Bennett - mother of musician Martyn Bennett - worked for the school. In 2012, Mòrag MacLeod, a researcher at the school for forty years, was awarded a Sàr Ghaidheal Fellowship for her contribution to Gaelic language and culture.
- School of Scottish Studies Archives retrieved 7 May 2013
- Oral History, Vol. 2, No. 1, (Spring, 1974), p62.
- The Gatherer of Songs, 2002, Tom McKean
- http://www.electricscotland.com/familytree/magazine/junjul2005/story29.htm A Chat with Margaret Bennett, Frank R. Shaw
- Stornoway Gazette retrieved 22 August 2013
- Ewan, Elizabeth; Innes, Sue; Reynolds, Sian (2006-01-01). The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women: From the Earliest Times to 2004. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. p. 344. ISBN 9780748617135.
- School of Scottish Studies
- Scottish Tradition Series of recordings from the archive on Greentrax Records.
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