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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.

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Featured Objects

Each month we display a selection of four or five items of special interest. With the arrival of the Written in the Landscape roadshow exhibition, we thought we would feature a few items related to Argyll Estates. If there is anything that you think would be of particular interest to others, .

Latest News

  • New in – Origins of the Clan MacKinnon - ‘The Small Regiment, Vol. 1 – Origins of the Clan MacKinnon 100BCE-1621CE‘. This well researched and informative book, published by Clan MacKinnon Publishing, Canada, provides an account of the Clan MacKinnon from its Celtic origins to the ‘regulation of the clans’ from London in the early 1600s. It also includes some useful history of associated […]
  • New mini-exhibition – The Black Factor - This summer we are displaying a new addition to the archive – a large, framed painting of one of Tiree’s former factors, plus copies of items brought to An Iodhlann through the Written in the Landscape project.
  • Roadshow Programme, 13th-16th May - It is only a week now until the Argyll Archives team brings their eagerly-awaited Written in the Landscape roadshow to Tiree. This exciting exhibition of rarely-seen Tiree objects will open on the evening of Monday 13th May and run until the evening of Thursday 16th May. An Iodhlann will host a mini-exhibition each day (10am […]