Rural Nations (Scotland) CIC is an artist led production company based in Stornoway which commissions film, experimental theatre and strategic arts projects.

Working across a broad portfolio of arts initiatives Rural Nations CIC delivers the annual Hebrides International Film Festival and produces our own Island originated professional theatre and short film projects in partnership with artists and organisations based across the UK and from other countries.

Rural Nations facilitates the Arts nan Eilean rural venue promoters network bringing in to the Islands small scale touring live performance (theatre & dance) including schools and community workshops with visiting practitioners.  In the last few months we have also been piloting a rural venue film club project called Heb Cinema.

Currently we are developing two new workshop programmes: 

  • Digiheb a young people's film-making project in collaboration with An Lanntair Arts Centre.
  • Adult acting workshop programme for emerging and established actors based on the islands,  this project is also delivered with An Lanntair.  

Currently the company is entering a new phase of research and development where we are looking at digital innovation using theatre and storytelling presented in the context of gaming and virtual space.


WW1 Cooks - image from the National Army Museum.

Deeds not Words by Victoria Banks our new Hebridean suffrage play is being developed for Premiere performances at An Lanntair Arts Centre on the 15th, 16th and 17th February 2018. The work will then tour to Harris, Uist and Barra until 25th February 2018.






Digiheb our Young People's film making workshops are running at An Lanntair Arts Centre on Monday nights 7pm to 9.30pm. Visit the pages above for more information and to view past Digiheb films. Digiheb is funded by Young Start / Big Lottery


The IETM Fresh Perspectives series takes you on a playful but serious journey along the issues at stake when designing a mixed reality experience in the context of theatre and performance.

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

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