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.

Currently we are working on the delivery stage of our Creative Europe Partnership project Reclaim the Future which will present a four day fetsival and community carnival in Tarbert, with satellite events in venues around Harris from the 1st to 4th August 2018 (visit the Reclaim page above for more information). There are community workshops in performance and Carnival making with this project running through June and July in Tarbert and Stornoway.

The company is also working on a new phase of research and development where we are looking at digital innovation using theatre and storytelling presented in the context of extreme environments and virtual space.



Deeds not Words actresses in Stornoway,Feb2018 (Sita Pieraccini, Donna Morrison & Eilidh Daniels) image by John Mahler






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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