Our Team

Our Cianalas Project Team comprises, as before,

Paula Brown – Project Co-ordinator

Jon Macleod – Project Curator

Maggie Smith – Gaelic Co-ordinator


Lucy Robertson – PhD Student in Sonic Textiles, who has been with us since 2017.

We also work with many freelance Artists in Creative Carer and Workshop Leader roles.

We partner with many organisations to make the most of shared resources.

The Arora body of work 2015-2018 below

Staff team

Our project team at An Lanntair comprises:
Maggie Smith – Gaelic Co-ordinator


Paula Brown, Project Co-ordinator


Jon Macleod – Artistic Curator (left)

Uists and Benbecula
Kate Macdonald – Intergenerational Arts Practitioner until March 18
Margaret Joan MacIsaac – Fixed term Arts Practitioner
Duncan Mackinnon – Intergenerational Arts Practitioner until March 18

We are very fortunate to have the support of a wider team in the An Lanntair office, providing vital skills in finance, education, marketing, programming and equally vital skills in ‘how do I….?’ answering and problem solving, plus delivering technical services on site and in the community. We are also immensely fortunate to benefit from the skill and inspiration of all who curate and programme events, exhibitions and festivals at An Lanntair, and all of the artists and musicians who exhibit and perform, in order that we have workshops, exhibitions and events to share with the community. The venue itself is a thriving, inspirational and buzzing place with fantastic performance spaces and areas to enjoy the menus and drinks, surrounded by an engaging mix of art and views of Stornoway.

Our work is deeply embedded in collaboration and we are funded by Life Changes Trust, Wm Grant Foundation, Alzheimer Scotland, RemoAge and DEEP.  We are also working collaboratively with Museum Nan Eilean and Western Isles Libraries.

Contact us:

Jon Macleod jon@lanntair.com

Maggie Smith maggie@lanntair.com

Paula Brown paula@lanntair.com

Kate Macdonald

Arora Uists and Barra Posts Press Release