Arora is a project initiated by An Lanntair, founded on the core values of community care, creative spirit and shared culture.  It is born of a community, shaped and defined by its history, language and unique culture. We proactively promote the Gaelic language and explore the role bilingualism has in relation to dementia.  Locally, people living with dementia have been involved in exhibitions, creative workshops, art sessions, cultural hand memory (including net mending and spinning workshops), short film screenings, music, personal story recordings, traditional cèilidhs, and creative reminiscence.

The 3 year project is funded by the Life Changes Trust.  The project engages with people who are living with dementia and those in their circle of care, as well as reaching out to the wider Western Isles community, with the intention of co-designing a dementia friendly community that reflects the place and its people.

For more information see the Arora website or contact

  • Cuimhne / Memory Exhibition

    Sat 21 April - Sat 26 May

    An exploration of memory and oral history through archive footage, collections of artefacts from the Highland Folk Museum and artists responses to working with people living with dementia.