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Saint Francis Xavier University Digital Collections

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Am Bràighe (the higher ground) was a Scottish Gaelic cultural newspaper that was headquartered in Mabou, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. Approximately one-fourth of the articles were in Scottish Gaelic and the remainder in English. The newspaper was devoted to expounding extant cultural artefacts of Gaelic oral tradition, music and book reviews, history, folklore, music, song, dance, interviews, news and features that reflected the authentic Scottish Gaelic Highland immigrant settler tradition of Cape Breton Island in its historical and contemporary forms. Published by Sandy Publishing Group, Ltd. and Gaeltalk Communications, it ran from the summer of 1993 to the fall of 2003.

 

Both the Managing Editor Frances MacEachen and Gaelic Editor Jim Watson granted permission to digitize archival copies of the newspaper. Additionally, Mr. Watson was instrumental in providing excellent copies of the newspapers for digitization by the Angus L. Macdonald Library, St. Francis Xavier University. Andy Hirt scanned the newspapers and corrected the text generated from OCR (Optical Character Recognition) of the images. 

 

Am Bràighe was digitized as part of the Nova Scotia Historical Newspapers Project, a project of Libraries Nova Scotia, https://librariesns.ca/content/newspaper-digitization. Funding for the project was received from the Nova Scotia Community Access Program

 

 

 
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