An Drochaid Eadarainn (The Bridge Between Us)

An Drochaid Eadarainn (The Bridge Between Us) (Opens in a new window or downloads a file) is an interactive website to emulate the social transmission of Gaelic language and culture through technology. The site was developed by Highland Village Museum/An Clachan Gàidhealach in Iona, Nova Scotia, and is expected to contribute to Gaelic renewal initiatives in Nova Scotia and other Canadian locales.  The official launch took place on 2 May 2012 at a ceremony in the foyer of the Nova Scotia Legislature Province House in Halifax. 

Communicating recorded expressions of Nova Scotia Gaelic culture, the site exposes visitors to native speakers through storytelling, music and dance, dialectal samples, kinship, belief, traditional foods, home remedies and cures. Participants can meet, share and exchange Nova Scotia Gaelic traditions on An Drochaid Bheò (The Living Bridge), an interactive feature of the website. The site attempts to showcase Gaelic speech and cultural expression across many regions in the province.