Am Baile was founded in 2000 by a consortium led by The Highland Council and which also included Taigh Chearsabhagh Trust and West Highland Animation. Together we set out to create a digital archive of the history and culture of the Scottish Highlands and Islands comprising material which had hitherto been difficult to access. Since then Am Baile has digitised and made available tens of thousands of items from archives, libraries, museums and private collections.
Presenting the culture and heritage of the Scottish Highlands and Islands in the Gaelic language, and providing a resource for Gaelic speakers and learners, have always been key objectives of Am Baile. The site can be used in Gaelic and English with an option of switching language at any time.
To find out more and begin exploring Highland History Click here to search the Am Baile Highland History website.