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. With the first major archaeological excavation since the 1960s taking place this September, we thought we’d feature some archive items related to that event. If there is anything that you think would be of particular interest to others, .
- Coll Homecoming 15-22 September 2018 - www.homecomingcoll.co.uk
- Excavation updates, 2nd-16th September - For daily updates on the excavation of the ‘Giant’s grave’ at Kirkapol, please refter to our Facebook page
- Excavation update – Giant or Viking? - What will we find? September sees an exciting community archaeological dig at Cnoc an Fhuamhaire ‘the hillock of the giant’ in Kirkapol. Rather than being a giant’s grave, however, archaeologists think that it might be a Viking boat grave. These are very rare in Scotland, and if proven to be true, would be a significant […]