Iorram (Boat Song) (2021)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 30m

The first cinema documentary entirely in Scottish Gaelic, Iorram (Boat Song) is a lyrical portrait of the fishing community in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. Director Alastair Cole takes a cinematic journey into the past and present of the islands, mixing voices, stories and songs from the mid-20th century with images of life today on land and sea, and original music by Aidan O’Rourke.


Alastair Cole


Gaelic, Scottish Gaelic


United Kingdom

Bonus Content

Iorram (Boat Song) English Audio Described
Making Of - Director's Comment

Director Alastair Cole’s comment on the making of Iorram (Boat Song)

Q&A with composer Aidan O'Rourke

Discussion between the Film’s composer Aidan O’Rourke and director Alastair Cole about Iorram’s score

Q&A with Dr Magnus Course

Discussion with Dr Magnus Course and director Alastair Cole about the research underpinning Iorram on the relationship between Scottish Gaelic and the fishing communities of the Outer Hebrides.