Friday, 17 December 2010

Am Baile website development to be frozen

Once again the economic downturn has claimed another Scottish genealogical victim, this time in the form of a freeze on the development of the Am Baile website (www.ambaile.org.uk) from April 2011.

Am Baile is truly one of Scotland's genealogical gems, a key resource for those with Highland ancestry, not least of which for the newspaper indexes on the site. This is a real, crying shame.

Government funding is being cut left, right and centre. At least they haven't proposed a cull of the population yet, but at the rate at which things are going, anything seems possible!

The report announcing the decision to cut Am Baile funding is on p.13 at www.highland.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/B3461796-F5FE-4661-A00B-439F0D9AC757/0/Item16bBookletB.pdf.

Chris


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1 comment:

Brenda said...

VERY sad news!