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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, 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. As two new An Iodhlann exhibitions are coming to the airport soon, we thought we’d show a few related items here. If there is anything that you think would be of particular interest to others, .

Latest News

  • Tiree in 100 Objects – the first 50 - Have you been following Dr John Holliday’s articles in An Tirisdeach? We are currently uploading them to An Iodhlann’s website. Here are the first 50. Only 50 more to write!
  • ‘Giant’s Grave’ excavation report -   The excavation of the mound at Kirkapol has been completed and the ground returned to its previous state. Many Tiree residents and visitors joined the professional archaeologists in the dig, and they made some wonderful findings. Dr John Holliday has written a short report on the excavation for An Iodhlann’s website. You can read […]
  • Coll Homecoming 15-22 September 2018 - www.homecomingcoll.co.uk