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About Us

An Drochaid Eadarainn was initiated by the Nova Scotia Highland Village Society, Iona, in collaboration with the following community partners: the Municipality of Victoria County, NSCAD University, the Nova Scotia Office of Gaelic Affairs, St. F.X. University and Nova Scotia Department of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism/Nova Scotia CAP Association. Funded in 2011 by the Canada Interactive Fund, Department of Canadian Heritage, the website’s design framework is based on the Gaelic tradition of local bridges as gathering places for handing on language-based cultural expressions such as songs, stories, music, dance and even courting. Inspiration for An Drochaid Eadarainn (The Bridge Between Us) stems from the Highland Village Museum’s annual outreach program Stòras a’Bhaile, a Gaelic Folk Life School developed under the leadership of Seumas Watson, Manager of Interpretation at the Highland Village, in affiliation with community partners. Though a valuable tool for learning idiomatic Gaelic expression, the site is not intended as a language learning site - the purpose of An Drochaid is to share Gaelic expression through the medium of Gaelic language.