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Fàilte oirbh! Welcome to An Iodhlann, the historical centre on the island of Tiree. An Iodhlann, pronounced ‘an-ee-lun’, is Gaelic for the stackyard where the harvest is stored.

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Tiree, the outermost of the Inner Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland, is an island of dazzling beaches, flower-strewn meadows, exuberant wildlife and a powerful history. Since 1995 we have been collecting material about Tiree – old letters, emigrant lists, maps, reports, artefacts, photographs, stories and songs. Stretching from the 3,000 million year old Lewissian gneiss which provides the bedrock of the island to last week’s cattle sale prices, we now cover almost everything about the island, its people and the wider diaspora in our 12,000 item collection.

If you want more information about anything you see or hear on this site, or if you have new information for us, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Featured Objects

Each month we display a selection of four or five items of special interest. This time it’s lambs, calves and kids – it’s spring after all. If there is anything that you think would be of particular interest to others, please let us know.

Latest News

  • Tìr Ìseal nan Òran – Event 17 May - ‘The what, where, how and why of the Argyll Papers at Inveraray Castle‘ Tuesday 17th May| 7.30pm | online Alison Diamond, Archivist at Inveraray Castle, will be giving an online talk about the Argyll Papers and how you can access those about Tiree. For your free tickets, please contact tir.iseal@gmail.com. Further information can be found […]
  • Tìr Ìseal nan Òran – Event 26 April - ‘Factor Fiction: factors on Tiree and Mull’ | Tuesday 26th April | 7.30pm Prof. Donald E Meek will be giving an online talk in Gaelic about the Dukes of Argyll’s factors, with simultaneous translation into English. For your free tickets, please contact tir.iseal@gmail.com. Further information can be found here.
  • Join our team of researchers - An Iodhlann and the Friends of the Argyll Papers are establishing new groups to uncover stories about people and events in Tiree’s history. To do this, we will be exploring the original historical records held both in An Iodhlann and in the Argyll Papers at Inveraray Castle. These small groups will meet on a weekly […]