Speak:Unique are looking for Hebridean voices to build up their bank of voices, which are then merged and edited digitally to use in communication aids. The ultimate ambition of this research project is for people to be able to use communication aids that speak for them in their own voice.

Speak:Unique need both male and female adult voices of all ages. To be eligible you must be:

  • 16 or over
  • Have a Western Isles accent 
  • Not have any reading or speech difficulties.

The recording will take place at the Western Isles Hospital, Stornoway on the 9th, 10th or 11th April and last between an hour and a half to two hours. 

If anyone interested could either email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or sign up on Doodle Poll at https://doodle.com/poll/h9hrvv2uip89b8xg. The team will contact individuals closer to the time with the exact room at the hospital.

This multidisciplinary project is a team effort, with clinical researchers from the Euan MacDonald Centre for Motor Neurone Disease Research working with speech scientists at the University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Speech Technology Research.

Visit the Speak:Unique website (www.speakunique.org) for further information.