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 is themed around Islands and Environments.

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

Page artwork by Jane Harlington (Blue Pig Studios, Lewis) and David Peter Kerr, Dundee


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: 2014


Rural Nations is currently involved in a number of exciting projects, you can find information about both old, and new projects.


Make it in Scotland, My Theatre Matters and We are More. Find out more about our current campaigns.

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Rural Nations is also concerned with raising awareness in environmental issues and all our projects carry a campaign or promotion relating to this.&nb Full Story...


Digiheb young people's film making project meets at the Bridge Centre,  Stornoway on Monday nights between 7.00  and 9.30pm. Full Story...

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