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BBC Voices

The British Library have an online archive of recordings made by the BBC as part of the BBC Voices project. 

The BBC Voices project provided a snapshot of the linguistic landscape of the UK at the start of the 21st century by encouraging members of the public to contribute their words and reflect on the language they use and encounter in their daily lives.

An online data gathering exercise carried out by BBC Nations and Regions was complemented by an audio strand: the BBC Voices Recordings. Between May 2004 and July 2005 group conversations were recorded in 303 locations involving a total of 1,293 people across the UK, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. The vast majority of conversations were conducted in English, but the collection also includes 31 interviews in Scots, 9 in Welsh, 5 in Scots Gaelic, 3 in Irish, 3 in Ulster Scots, and 1 each in Manx and Guernsey French. The selection available on the British Library website represents the entire set of conversations conducted in English and Scots.

This link is to the conversation in Dundee, while links to recordings from other areas can be searched for here.