James Turnbull Survey 1768, Credit Unkown

Tìr Ìseal nan Òran

Tìr Ìseal nan Òran (Tiree: low land of song) is an island-wide creative project, taking place as part of Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022, which aims to celebrate and promote Tiree’s stories, heritage, culture and Gaelic language. At the heart of the project are seven stories from the island’s history, tradition and mythology which will be explored within their physical and historical contexts to inspire new creative work. Local artists, young people, the wider Tiree community and an international audience will all be invited to take part in exploring and re-telling these stories through a mixture of traditional music and song, film and photography, theatre and writing, and Gaelic and English.


Tìr Ìseal nan Òran has been supported by the Year of Stories 2022 Community Stories Fund. This fund is being delivered in partnership between VisitScotland and Museums Galleries Scotland with support from National Lottery Heritage Fund thanks to National Lottery players. It is supported by Argyll Estates, Historic Environment Support Fund, the National Lottery through Creative Scotland, Bòrd na Gàidhlig, Argyll & Bute Council Supporting Communities Fund, Clan Campbell Education Foundation, Inc., CHARTS Argyll and Isles, Tiree Community Windfall Fund, Pamela Campbell Bickford, Martha McKinnon and Elizabeth Kraus.  To find out more visit Tìr Ìseal. 

Image: Turnbull's Survey of Tiree 1768/9


Tìr Ìseal nan Òran (Tiree: low land of song) first event will be taking place Tuesday 8 at 7.30pm, Join Ronnie Black’s talk on John Dewar's Tiree Stories. CHARTS will be providing Gaelic interpretation at this event as part of the Teangan Earra-Ghàidheal project


To register for John Dewar’s Tiree Stories email  tir.iseal@gmail.com

Ronald Black 

Tiree press release