On this website you will find thousands of records relating to the genealogy, history, traditions, culture and archaeology of the Western Isles (or Outer Hebrides), a chain of islands off the west coast of Scotland.
The material is drawn mostly from the archives of local historical societies (comainn eachdraidh) and other member organisations, with valuable input from Hebrideans and their descendants around the world. Records take the form of descriptions, images, audio visual content, and maps.
The website was developed in collaboration with Aberdeen University. In the past, the Hebridean Connections project has been supported by the Scottish Government’s People & Communities Fund, the Heritage Lottery Fund, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, and Highlands & Islands Enterprise.
As of 1st April 2016, Hebridean Connections was integrated with the Heritage Service of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar (CnES), the local authority responsible for the Outer Hebrides.