Skye’s Hidden Heritage
Design/Coding | www.macaskillsociety.org
We were asked to develop a site for the peninsula of Rubh’ an Dùnain on Skye. It’s an area with an incredible history and the descendants of one of its leading families were to keen provide more information about it online.
The site was to support bilingual pages, with information provided in Gaelic as well as English. We integrated this from the outset. We also built a system to allow visitors to take a “virtual walk” of the peninsula, showing points of interest along the way.
The site as a whole provides a raft of information on the area and its history and also allows visitors to post their own comments.
The site is set up so that, when Gaelic content for a page isn’t yet available (it’s being translated page by page), the system will fall back to the English for now. Then, when the Gaelic version is ready, it’ll appear automatically.
How it works
The site is powered by our fuzzylime (cms+) software, which will put the society behind the site in control of its updates and content going forward. We custom-coded systems to support the virtual walk and the bilingual elements of the site within this to meet their exact needs.
What they said
“A bilingual Gaelic website for a small Scottish clan society is something of a challenge. But fuzzylime likes a challenge and is, without doubt, equal to the task.
“So today we can all be grateful that an ancient historic settlement on the Isle of Skye, abandoned after the Highland Clearances, is now being repopulated – with online visitors at least – thanks to the hard work and professionalism of fuzzylime.
“David and Jill are a pleasure to work with and highly recommended.”
Gordon Mack, LongLine Media (on behalf of The MacAskills of Rubh’ an Dùnain Society)