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Tìr Ìseal nan Òran – New Events in June

We are delighted to invite you to the following events / tha sinn anabarrach toilichte an cuireadh dhuibh a chuir chun na tachartasan seo:

Disathairne 4 an t-Òg-mhios / Saturday 4 June – An Talla, Tiriodh / Tiree 19:30-21:30

Sgeulachdan Tirisdeach is Pàipearan Earra-Ghàidheal / Tiree Stories and the Argyll Papers. Presenting the Tìr Ìseal nan Òran project stories and historical documents which give them context / òraid, taisbeanadh agus tasglann. Saor agus an-asgaidh / free / further information

Disathairne 11 an t-Òg-mhios / Saturday 11 June – An Talla, Tiriodh / Tiree 19:30-21:30

Tìr Ìseal nan Òran Cèilidh – Bring a story, a tune or a song to share / Dèan òraid no gabh òran no port. Saor agus an-asgaidh / free / further information

Diardaoin 16 an t-Òg-mhios / Thursday 16 June – An Talla, Tiriodh / Tiree 19:00

Cluiche ioma-mheadhanich Tìr Ìseal nan Òran. Saor agus an-asgaidh / free / further information

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.


Members of An Iodhlann receive our biannual newsletter, Sìl Eòlais, free entry to all our exhibitions and updates on important developments. You can choose between an annual subscription of £8, or £80 for Life Membership.

The contributions of members, both financial and practical are vital to the continuing success of our historical centre.

Visit our Members Page for more information and how to join.

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 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 the ‘Our Creative Work’ tab. There is also a questionnaire at the foot of the page for your feedback, which would be much appreciated.

Tìr Ìseal nan Òran – Event 22 June

The 18th century surveyor and agricultural change in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland

Wednesday | 22nd June| 7.30pm | online

Eve Boyle, archaeologist with Historic Environment Scotland will deliver an online seminar on ‘The 18th century surveyor and agricultural change in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland’. For further information and to reserve a place at this free seminar, please see our flyer.

200 Argyll Papers now online

We are delighted to be able to announce that 200 fascinating records from Inveraray Archives and LiveArgyll are now available to view on our website through the Written-in-the-Landscape Project. The records contain a wealth of colourful and vivid detail about the lives of people who lived on Tiree during the nineteenth century. The inclusion of names, occupations and residences make these an exciting resource for anyone researching family history.

Further information and links to all WIL records.

Tìr Ìseal nan Òran – Event 17 May

The what, where, how and why of the Argyll Papers at Inveraray Castle

Tuesday 17th May| 7.30pm | online

Alison Diamond, Archivist at Inveraray Castle, will be giving an online talk about the Argyll Papers and how you can access those about Tiree. For your free tickets, please contact Further information can be found here.

Join our team of researchers

An Iodhlann and the Friends of the Argyll Papers are establishing new groups to uncover stories about people and events in Tiree’s history. To do this, we will be exploring the original historical records held both in An Iodhlann and in the Argyll Papers at Inveraray Castle. These small groups will meet on a weekly basis to share the process of exploration and discovery.

Transcribing historical documents at Inveraray Castle Archives (IMG_5245 © Argyll Estates)

Why should you get involved?

  • You will develop a deeper understanding of Tiree’s history and feel more connected to the island and its history.
  • You will meet like-minded people who share your interests and want to blether, laugh and learn together over coffee, tea and biscuits/cake.
  • You will add to the store of knowledge and understanding of Tiree, its people and places, and contribute to a legacy that will be preserved for future generations.
  • You will develop new skills in reading and understanding historical documents. Please note that no previous knowledge or experience is required!
Tea and cake will be provided!

If this idea appeals to you, please contact Kirsteen Connor at by 25 April 2022 to register your interest. The sessions are free and transport expenses can be covered. We look forward to hearing from you.

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