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Highland Libraries' Am Baile looks back at Inverness

Issued: 23 Aug 2010

The Highland Council's Highland history and culture website, 'Am Baile', is continuing its run of exhibitions and will be displaying a photographic exhibition of old images called 'Reflections of Inverness / Faileasan de dh' Inbhir Nis' from Wednesday 1st September at Eden Court, Inverness.

Am Baile is fortunate to host a fantastic range of photographs from the collections held by the Highland Photographic Archive, Inverness Museum and Art Gallery, the Highland Council Archive Service as well as local museums and private individuals. Using images selected from these collections and historical research the team has produced an educational display which illustrates the history, heritage and culture of the Highlands and Islands. The exhibition will cover a variety of themes and will include photographs of Inverness' old theatres and cinemas, transport and special events.

The exhibition will showcase the heritage and culture of the area and some of the resources held within the Council's museums and archives and will be of interest to both the local community and tourists. Through this learning experience visitors will learn a little of the history of the area and may be inspired to find out more.

Provost Jimmy Gray said, "It's wonderful to see Am Baile working in partnership with other culture and heritage services to bring these valuable resources to the local community and to our visitors. Anyone visiting will come away from this exhibition having learnt something new about Inverness and it's clear that these images will definitely get people talking."

The exhibition will be displayed in the upstairs gallery and will run until the end of September.

The Am Baile website, www.ambaile.org.uk , managed by Highland Libraries, has become the major online resource for exploring the rich heritage of the Highlands and Islands and is available in English and Gaelic.

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