Highland Council Am Baile Information Page

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We are delighted to let you know that the Highland Council's awarding-winning Am Baile website has been refreshed with a new look design, improved navigation and new features.

To enhance your experience of the site we have restructured the navigation and have provided additional links to features throughout the site. This will make it easier for you to browse and enjoy the huge variety of materials and different media types on offer.

The website is full of interesting and fascinating resources that are not to be missed so we have brought together materials in many different ways to highlight the wonderful collections available for you to enjoy. Here is a selection of what you will find:


View historic and modern photographs showing towns, villages and landscapes as well as different aspects of Highland life and culture.


This collection contains Gaelic song and traditional music as well as a growing oral history archive. Listen to recordings on a wide variety of topics including:

· World War II memories

· Life on a Caithness croft

· Cromarty fisherfolk dialect

· Highland Railway recollections

· Memories of old Inverness


Here you will find a variety of resources to help teachers and students with an interest in the heritage, culture and language of the Highlands .

· Schools Websites – Create and publish your school projects

· Learning Resources – Explore the past and test your knowledge

· Fun & Games – Enjoy quizzes, games, comics and cartoons


This feature allows you to read examples from Highland Libraries' rare book collections.

· Choose from a wide variety of printed resources

· Move from page to page just as you would with a real book


Find out how the landscape of the Highlands and Islands inspires writers.

· Learn more about the authors

· Listen to the work of writers past and present


Here you can compare and contrast the way locations in the Highlands have changed over the years. Categories so far include Castles, Streets, Buildings and Ardnamurchan.


We have brought together site highlights from our collections onto one page for you to browse.

Search the website at www.ambaile.org.uk . Any feedback would be most welcome. Enjoy!

Telephone 01463 251270

Email ambaile@highland.gov.uk