Rural Nations (Scotland) CIC  is an artist led production company which commissions film, experimental theatre and strategic arts projects for Western Isles audiences.

The company develops partnership working projects and employs artists from the Highlands and Islands, the wider UK and other countries. Rural Nations films and theatre performances reflect contemporary Highlands and Islands environments, inspirational events, people, political issues and traditional cultures. Live performances regularly deliver Gaelic language, film, soundscape, puppetry and creature make.

Working across the Outer Hebrides, Rural Nations supports  the Arts nan Eilean rural venue promoters network where we raise funds and programme a broad range of touring arts companies and artists enabling them to visit the Islands with high quality touring performances. 

Rural Nations is committed to raising awareness in environmental sustainability and our annual Hebrides International Film Festival, (HIFF) presents a wide selection of contemporary drama and documentary cinema from across the world relating to environmental issues. This year's festival dates are : Wednesday 14th to Saturday 17th September 2016 and the theme is Islands and Environments.



Lone Harvester by Calum John Macleod - winner of the HIFF 2015 photography competition.



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Thanks to our Funders, their valued support enables Rural Nations Scotland CIC  to employ the artists and deliver these creative projects in the Hebrides.

Website background artwork by Jane Harlington (Blue Pig Studios, Lewis)


Rural Nations (Scotland) CIC, Scottish Company No:488577,  VAT No. 983229204. 


Registered office : 57 Westview Terrace, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, HS1 2LD

contact: muriel@ruralnations.com

© Rural Nations Ltd: 2016

Deeds not Words

Rural Nations are currently developing a new play from the Western Isles, Deeds not Words which is the story of what happened when Hebridean  Women got the vote in 1918.


Stadsschouwburg Theatre central meeting place for IETM Amsterdam 14-17 April 2016 - Live Art in Digital Times.

Find out more ablout IETM (International Network for Contemporary Performing Arts) 


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