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.

An Iodhlann is now open for 2024.

During the summer season we plan to open to the public every weekday afternoon. Outside peak season we are open to the public whenever our staff are working in the building, so if the lights are on you are welcome! Opening days will be advertised monthly in An Tirisdeach and displayed in our window.
We welcome visitors for a browse or to do research at any time so please email to request a time to suit you aniodhlann@tireebroadband.com
We have plenty of books to read and a kettle! Please come and visit.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer to help us open every afternoon 1.15-3.15pm, please get in touch for a chat! Even very occasional help would be appreciated.

Link to virtual tour

We have been collecting material about Tiree—old letters, emigrant lists, maps, reports, artefacts, photographs, stories and songs—since 1997. 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 are interested in everything about the island, its people and the world-wide Tiree diaspora. We currently have 11,800 items in our collection.

Everything is catalogued on our website, including all 4500 photographs. If you want more information about anything you see or hear on this site, don’t hesitate to get in touch. And we are still collecting! Please get in touch if you have something connected to Tiree that we might be interested in.

Featured Objects

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.

Latest News

Look out for regular events at An Iodhlann including our popular History Ceilidhs – an informal gathering to discover and chat about our various archives.

  • 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 […]