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.
*** New mini-exhibition celebrates 25 years of An Iodhlann***
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.
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Each month we display a selection of four or five items of special interest. Did you know that An Iodhlann has been running for 25 years now? Here are some of our earliest acquisitions. If there is anything that you think would be of particular interest to others, please let us know.
- New exhibition panels - In addition to making this year’s special 25th Anniversary newsletter available through our website, we are pleased to be able to show you the accompanying 25th Anniversary exhibition panels as well. We hope you enjoy them.
- Twenty-Five Years of an Island Stackyard - This month sees the publication of a special edition of An Iodhlann’s members newsletter, Sìl Eòlais, where Dr John Holliday looks back on the first 25 years of An Iodhlann. Membership Members of An Iodhlann receive our biannual newsletter, Sìl Eòlais, free entry to all our exhibitions and updates on important developments. You can choose […]
- Children’s Tìr Ìseal performance online - Video and stills of the Tìr Ìseal nan Òran performance by school children at An Talla, Tiree, on 16 June is now available to view online at https://www.tir-iseal.co.uk/tir-iseal-production-group. The production is divided into scenes for easy viewing, and Jack’s films, and Ian, Seonaidh and Angus’ music and song, plus the Tìr Ìseal Tapestry, are all available under […]