An Iodhlann

Oban, Mull & Tiree

An Iodhlann is a historical and genealogical library and archive, where some of the tens of thousands of descendants of Tiree emigrants come to trace their ancestry. The centre stages summer exhibitions on island life and history. Check the website for winter opening times as it varies by volunteer availability.

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