Island Voices in Highland Libraries
The whole of the first series of Guthan nan Eilean / Island Voices has now been included in Highland Libraries’ bilingual Am Baile site: www.ambaile.org.uk. You can get to it as a video collection through English or Gaelic. Many thanks to Maggie Johnstone, the Am Baile Administrator for organising that. Setting up a fully bilingual site must be no small undertaking, and setting up a bilingual platform for a bilingual collection can only be more complicated still, especially when the two halves of the collection almost exactly mirror each other, but not quite… One or two teething problems there, but nothing drastic, and the transcripts will also be posted up in due course. The videos have been compressed quite a bit – which means loss of some visual quality – but, for quick YouTube-style access this is probably an easier platform to navigate than the original POOLS site.