Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

14/5/2004

Am Baile

This morning I recieved an email from Jamie Gaukroger introducing Am Baile – www.ambaile.org.uk. A beautifully crafted and informative site launched in May 2003. It attempts to inform and educate visitors in the history of the culture of the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

They have done considerable painstaking work in collecting large numbers of photographs, illustrations, rare books and documents as well as short films, sounds, interactive games and comics. You will find material from archives, libraries, museums and private collections, much of it published here for the first time.

Am Baile was founded by a consortium led by The Highland Council along with Taigh Chearsabhagh Trust and West Highland Animation Am Baile are in the process creating a digital archive of the history and culture of the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

I think this site is definately worth a look if your family comes from the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, but even if they don’t its a very interesting site which I’m sure you’ll enjoy.

The project has been funded by the New Opportunities Fund and recently assisted with a financial contribution from Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

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