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Here you can view a selection of Am Baile's illustrated postcards from the first half of the 20th century
Transport in the Highlands
Take a look at some of the transport that has been found in the Highlands. The exhibition is also currently on show at Inverness Library.
Shopping in the Highlands
Here's a few images of Highland shops old and new. Exhibitions are on display in Inverness, Dingwall, Grantown on Spey and Badenoch libraries.
From Sea to Sea
Listen to a celebration of the history, people and landscape of the Caledonian Canal
Loch Ness Monster
Read about the many recorded sightings in the 1930s, when monster fever was at its height
Isabel Grant Photographs
Dr Grant's interest in Highland life and culture shaped her writing and led to the foundation of the Highland Folk Museum
Inverness Town House
Find out more about the many splendid works of art contained within this fine public building
Neil Gunn Writing Competition, 2007
To celebrate Highland 2007, Scotland's year of Highland Culture, the theme was 'Highland Spaces'. Read the winning entries from over 400 submissions
Baillie of Dunain Family Papers
This collection of letters covers one hundred years (c.1760-1860) and gives an interesting insight into one of Inverness's landowning families
Emigration to Canada
Canada has always been a popular destination for Highland emigrants. View a selection of press articles relating to Canadian emigration 1807-1849
'An Inverness Slide Show'
Joseph Cook was a popular Inverness speaker who collected photographs on many subjects to illustrate his talks.
Working with silver
In this audio collection John Fraser gives a detailed account of the silversmithing techniques he learnt as an apprentice in the 1930s with Inverness jewellers, Medlock & Craik
View a selection of images from the 2006 Marymas Fair, a former medieval 'holy day' or holiday, revived in Inverness in 1986 and held annually ever since
August 2007 marks the 250th anniversary of Thomas Telford's birth. Read his original report and survey of the Highlands as commanded by the Lords of the Treasury in 1802
2007, Year of Highland Culture
View some of the highlights of the Monster Street Party held in Inverness on 12 January 2007 to celebrate the start of 'Highland 2007'
The Romantic Highlands
The Inverness-shire artist R. R. McIan (1803-1856) produced many images of the Highlands and Islands in the mid 19th century for inclusion in a variety of contemporary publications. Here we have brought together a selection
The Journey West
A 7 part animation series featuring treasure, fairies and a rescue
Ever wondered how they make whisky?
Browse a selection of our zoomable panoramas
A look at some of Am Baile's pictures of boats owned by David MacBrayne. MacBrayne's company would later become Caledonian MacBrayne Hebridean and Clyde Ferries
TMC Tutors' Collection
A few of the tunes that can be heard on this CD from the Highland Council's Traditional Music Classes
Tales of a Travelling Man
A collection of stories told by Alec Williamson who was born into a Ross-shire travelling family in 1932
Croy Community Council
Croy Community Council gave Am Baile permission to display this lovely collection of photos from their own area
A new feature where you can tell everyone your own stories and memories
5 cartoons about supernatural beings who live in Scottish waterfalls
King Edward VII
Photos of King Edward VII's visit to Glenquoich estate in 1905.
Have fun with these animated comics which retell some of the Highlands' strangest stories
Through his work with the RSPCC in the Highlands, Gordon Shennan became friends with many travelling families. A selection of his photos are shown here.
Some of the shinty related items that can be found on Am Baile
Meikle Ferry Fund
A report about the Meikle Ferry Fund which was set up to raise money for the families of those who died in the 1809 disaster
Enjoy excerpts from this CD of Gaelic Christmas music released by Fiona Mackenzie, Highland Council's Màiri Mhòr Gaelic Song Fellow
Casualties of Winter
Read extracts from our Newspaper Index about the fatal consequences of heavy snowstorms in the Highlands in the 19th century
Gaelic Tree Alphabet
In the spring of 2007 twenty primary schools in Ross and Cromarty took part in a Gaelic Tree Alphabet banner-making project
Neil Gunn Writing Competition
Listen to competitors in the Neil Gunn Writing Competition 2007 read their own winning entries, recorded at the recent Ullapool Book Festival
Nòs Ùr (New Style)
Listen to Gaelic and Scots entries in a new Celtic and Scots Languages Song Competition, recently held in Inverness
Jim Love (1943-2006) was one of the Highlands' most respected journalists. He joined the 'Inverness Courier' in 1988, becoming editor in 2003.
Telford in the Highlands
View the latest schools' project - a collaboration between four Highland secondary schools and the RCAHMS
Clan Donald Library's Pocket Museum is a collection of notes, maps, photographs, illustrations and extracts from the archives which give an insight in to life on a Highland estate.
View a selection of resources highlighting the droving tradition in the Highlands and Islands
This small collection brings together some of Am Baile's items about Travelling People.
Celts, Picts and Norse
This small collection brings together some of Am Baile's items about Celts, Picts and Norse people.
This small collection brings together some of Am Baile's items about crofting.
This small collection brings together some of Am Baile's items about The Clearances.
This small collection brings together some of Am Baile's items about energy.
This small collection brings together some of Am Baile's items about farming.
This small collection brings together some of Am Baile's items about fishing.
This small collection brings together some of Am Baile's items about Highland crafts.
This small collection brings together some of Am Baile's items about religion.
This small collection brings together some of Am Baile's items about St Kilda.
This small collection brings together some of Am Baile's items about tourism.
Jane Duncan (1910-1976)
A new exhibition on this best-selling Black Isle author opens in Cromarty Courthouse on 2 May 2010
View a collection of hand-written documents relating to Duncan MacPherson's Pharmacy in Kyle of Lochalsh.
The Crofter was a pro-crofting magazine, which championed land reform for the crofting community.
Home Guard Papers
Archive papers help to tell the story of the Home Guard in the Highlands
Canadian War Brides
In July 2009, Melynda Jarratt, the leading expert on Canadian War Brides, gave a talk on her subject at Dingwall Library.
Enjoy a selection of images taken by Cromarty resident, William John Smith
Enjoy one of the latest additions to our Digital Library
The Burgh of Cromarty Report
'The Burgh of Cromarty Report' was produced in 1962 by the Edinburgh College of Art School of Town and Country Planning
Archaeological site photographs from the Highland Council Archaeology Unit
Echoes of the Past
Have a look at some of the events that have taken place in and around Inverness. The exhibition is also currently on show at Inverness Library.
A private collection of photographs donated by John Mackenzie
Highland Council photographs from the Inverness area
Memories of Old Inverness
These recollections were penned by J W (Dick) MacKintosh in his introduction to the volume 'Inverness Courier - An Index 1920-1939'
Isle of Skye
A private collection of photographs donated by Alastair Jackson
Isle of Lewis
A private collection of photographs donated by Stephen Branley
Enjoy one of our most recently uploaded photographic collections
Photographs from the Gartymore Story exhibition at the Timespan museum in Helmsdale
'North by Northwest'
The 'North by Northwest' collection celebrates the impact of the Highland railways on the people, landscape and economy of the Scottish Highlands at the end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st
A private collection of photographs donated by Winnie Gordon from her own family history research
Inverness Courier readers are helping us identify some of the images in our online collections. Here are the latest successes!
The Highland Railway Society
The Highland Railway Society caters for all those interested in the Highland Railway from its inception to the current day
A collection of photographs from around the Highlands
Time to browse?
An interesting collection of Highland Council Planning images from the 1980s
Inverness Civic Trust
Plans from an Architectural Audit of Inverness carried out by the Inverness Civic Trust
Balmacara Agricultural School
Photographs of students who attended Balmacara House School, an agricultural and horticultural college, in the 1960s.
St Andrew's Cathedral, Inverness
A collection of photographs covering the Cathedral building, Eden Court, various bishops and senior clergy as well as choirs and other groups connected with the Cathedral
A Royal Visit to Alness
In August 1974 the Royal Family visited Alness whilst on their annual cruise round the Scottish coast