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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.
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.
Each month we display a selection of four or five items of special interest. With tourists returning to the island at last, we thought we’d feature some old souvenirs. If there is anything that you think would be of particular interest to others, please let us know.
- More artefacts visible online - We have made more of the collection’s artefacts available to view on this website. In the quiet winter months, our Archivist set’s up her mini photographic studio and creates digital images of the previous year’s accessions. You can view the latest here.
- Boost for Written-in-the-Landscape - An Iodhlann recently appointed experienced archivist Kirsteen Connor to begin the work of making the WIL documents available through our website. Despite the disruption caused by Covid-19, Kirsteen already has a mountain of files from Inveraray to review, sort and catalogue, and is working closely with Alison Diamond at Inveraray regarding the transfer of additional […]
- Two new exhibitions - We are delighted to announce that An Iodhlann is open again, albeit to only one household/bubble at a time and by appointment, and that we have two new mini-exhibitions: Virtue Mine Honour – about the RAF life and death of Charles McLean, whose father was from Kenovay, and The Sea’s Harvest – about ocean currents […]