Call for voices!

27 August 2015

The Voicebank research project aims to provide people who need to use communication aids with a synthetic voice that sounds like them.

This week Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, MSP, and Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale, MSP donated their voices! Have a look here:





We are still looking for healthy volunteer donors from specific regions:  

Males only:  Grampian (including Aberdeenshire); Borders and Dumfries and Galloway

Males and Females: Highlands (including Inverness); Orkney; Shetland; Western Isles




If you would describe your accent as from one of these areas then please email for more information on how to donate.

Recordings usually take place at the Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, EH16 4SB and last around an hour.

We also have a mobile recording team currently travelling around Scotland so keep an eye on their Twitter feed to see if they are coming to an area near you: @VB_OnTheRoad.

There is further information about the project and what will happen on the day on our Voicebank Research Project page.

Don’t worry, if your accent is not one of those we need you can still help by spreading the word amongst family, friends or colleagues who may be suitable!

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