It’s published by the West Highland Publishing Co. Ltd from their offices in Broadford on the Isle of Skye. Since 2009 it’s been an employee-owned newspaper, the UK’s first and so far only such newspaper.
It was founded in April 1972 as a left-wing newspaper. Its reporting is largely shaped by its stance on the land ownership issue, in which it opposes the present domination by private landlords (its masthead slogan, taken from the 19th-century Highland Land League, is: “An Tir, an Canan, ‘sna Daoine – The Land, the Language, the People”).
It claims to publish more written (Scottish) Gaelic material than any other newspaper. Its name in Gaelic is Am Pàipear Beag (“The Little Paper”).