Rural Nations 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 all over Britain in order to deliver our unique films and theatre performances reflecting contemporary Highlands and Islands environments, inspirational events, people, political issues and traditional cultures.

Our work regularly delivers Gaelic language performances, puppetry and creature make. Our artists continually explore humour, physical performance and devised theatre techniques.




Arts Nan Eilean Presents



Never Land Western Isles Tour Dates

Wednesday 5th November - Bernera Community Centre, Lewis at 7:30 pm

Friday 7th November - Castlebay School, Barra at 7:30 pm

Saturday 8th November - Carinish Hall, North Uist at 7:30 pm


Never Land by Morna Young

Directed by Jimmy Yuill
Design by Kenneth MacLeod
Starring Chris Beaton, Fiona MacNeil, Ewan Petrie, Benny Young & Rebecca Wilkie

A teenager lies in a coma after a near fatal car accident. Her broken body is hooked up to machines to keep her alive. She wakes in a cold, dark place - in the shadowy realm between life and death, a surreal land free from the usual constraints of time and space...

Never Land is the outcome of an Eden Court project dedicated to developing the production of theatre in the Highlands. This production specifically sought out actors from the Highlands who have graduated in the past five years and has given them the opportunity to work alongside established artists such as Jimmy Yuill and Benny Young. In addition it has created a wonderful opportunity for a new designer to develop his talents as well as Highland writers such as Morna Young to expose new work to wider audiences.

Director Jimmy Yuill, is best known for his TV roles in Eastenders, Hamish Macbeth and Wycliffe. He has also recently completed work as Performance Consultant for Paramount on the movie Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and Disney’s live action Cinderella.  Future projects include teaming up with long-term collaborator Kenneth Branagh both on stage and in film, as they take Macbeth to New York.

Benny Young has performed with the National Theatre of Scotland as well as appeared in iconic films  such as Chariots of Fire and Out of Africa.

Writer Morna Young won a New Playwrights Award 2014. Previously, she was one of the Playwright's Studio of Scotland's mentored writers 2013.



£9 / £7 / £5 (U18's)  or SPECIAl OFFER: Family of 4 / 4 Friends for £20

For Bernera call Tom: 01851 612411

For Carinish North Uist call Rural Nations: 01851 870771

For Barra call Eden Court: 01463 234 234




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






Environment: Rural Nations is also concerned with raising awareness in environmental issues and all our projects carry a campaign or promotion relating to this.  Strategic projects which support our commitment to environmental issues include:  The Hebrides International Film Festival planned for September 2014. This unique film festival proposes to screen in a variety of Island venues high quality international films raising awareness and debate on issues of environmental sustainability.



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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 Ltd: 2014