This new resource builds on 'Traditional Scottish Songs and Music', co-created by Katherine Campbell and Ewan McVicar, and then developed and expanded by Ewan McVicar.
Content specific to Gaelic traditional music was written by Iseabail T MacDonald and Mary Ann Kennedy.
There is much input from the Scottish Centre for Excellence in Traditional Music in Plockton, and the Horse Cross songmaking project in Carse of Gowrie schools.
Education Scotland also worked in partnership with Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches to source original archive material suitable for young learners. Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches is a collaborative project which has been set up to preserve, digitise and catalogue several thousand hours of Gaelic and Scots recordings and make available online. Their contribution to this website can be seen and heard throughout the Songs and Tunes section.
A great number of tracks appear with kind thanks to Greentrax recordings, some from The New Makars Trust, and several from CDs created and performed by the artists themselves. Thanks also to the following recording companies for allowing Learning and Teaching Scotland to include examples of their music on the website: Blazing Records; Boxclub Records; Ceolas; Coila; Footstomping Music; Jimmy Shand; Kimberley Fraser; Linn Records; Lismor records; Lorimer Records; Macmeanmna; REL Records; Ridge Records; Peatbog Faeries; Temple Records; Vertical Records; Whirlie Records.
Many of the tracks were created for the book and CD 'Traditional Scottish Songs and Music'. New tracks were specially recorded for this resource by Heather Yule, Tryst and Ewan McVicar.
Education Scotland would like to thank the staff and students of Carse of Gowrie schools and Plockton High School, and all of the amazing musicians, artists, writers and music publishers who made this resource possible.