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, 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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Each month we display a selection of four or five items of special interest. This time it’s items related to clothing. If there is anything that you think would be of particular interest to others, .
- Song of the Sea - A new short film commissioned by the Tiree Maritime Trust, and supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is the result of a project in which Tiree’s young people researched and presented their maritime heritage. Some of the filming took place in An Iodhlann, and many of the old photographs are from our archive. You can […]
- Argyll Archives update - We recently received several digitised documents from Inveraray Archives through the Written in the Landscape project, and there are plans for an exhibition of items from the archive next spring. Please click here for more information.
- Sea Tales and Whales - An Iodhlann will be hosting an evening of story-sharing on Thursday 20th September at 7.30pm. Siobhán Moran from the Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust is visiting to collect and share some of the stories, tales and memories from the people and seas around Tiree. In partnership with An Iodhlann these oral histories, anecdotes and photographs […]