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Culture - Top tales and tunes

Traditional Scottish songs and stories are the focus of two new online resources available through Learning and Teaching Scotland.

Scotland's Songs and Scotland's Stories make "world-class collections of tales and tunes" freely available to all schools, says LTS.

Scotland's Songs brings together more than 130 Scots and Gaelic songs and tunes. All are available to listen to online, most accompanied by full lyrics and musical notation. There are introductions to traditional songs and music, a tour of Scotland's instruments and a look at themes in Scottish music.

Scotland's Stories has tales by some of Scotland's finest storytellers. Pupils can meet selkies and trows, Thomas the Rhymer, Ossian, Finn, Auld Cruivie and Whuppity Stoorie. Each story is illustrated with an original piece of artwork.

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