Third design award in a month for Interactive Bureau
08 Nov 2004
Scottish heritage Web site built for the Highland Council wins prestigious local history award.
Hot on the heels of winning two awards in a New York based global design competition less than a month ago, Interactive Bureau is delighted to announce that another of their productions, Am Baile - The Gaelic Village) has been awarded the Best Non Print award in the Alan Ball Local History Awards of 2004, presented by the Library Services Trust.
Now in their 20th year, the Alan Ball Awards were established to encourage local history publishing by public libraries and local authorities. This year saw the highest ever number of non-print entries and The Highland Council's Am Baile Web site was one of only three awards made.
Am Baile is a bilingual, English & Gaelic web based guide to the history and culture of the Scottish Highlands and Islands and features thousands of items of digitised content from photographic and other archives, old books and even some specially commissioned animations and video work designed specifically to appeal to younger audiences.
Says Medwyn Jones. Technical Director for Inteactive Bureau and for the Am Baile project, "We are naturally delighted that the site has received this award. This is a project very close to our heart and working with the other consortium partners has been most rewarding. Working with such a wealth and breadth of information challenged us all and we are delighted to hear of the award recently bestowed on the site. We look forward to continuing our work within the consortium for years to come."