Although An Iodhlann is currently closed to the public, you can still contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org | 01879 220793 | or take our new Virtual Tour
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. Health and hygiene are rather topical at the moment… If there is anything that you think would be of particular interest to others, please let us know.
- Duncan Grant 1933-2021 - We are sad to pass on the news that Duncan Grant, a founder member of An Iodhlann, died on Tiree in early January. Having been a leading light of the Gaelic community in Glasgow, Duncan was there at the establishment of the Tiree and Coll Gaelic Partnership by Strathclyde Regional Council in 1996. After we […]
- Tiree in 100 Objects – 76 to 100 - We are pleased to announce that visitors to our website can now view the remaining 25 archive items featured in Dr John Holliday’s series of articles ‘Tiree in 100 Objects’, which were first published in the island’s community newsletter, An Tirisdeach. Object 76 can be viewed here, and you can view the entire series here. […]
- Artefact Exhibition online - Our archivist spent most of December photographing and uploading many more artefacts from An Iodhlann’s collection. You can view all of our digitised artefacts here. We hope you enjoy them.