The Traditional Way


The inhabitants of the Western Isles of Scotland like those in many parts of the country manufactured cloth, entirely by hand, for domestic and local use, long before the industrial revolution reached Scotland.

‘Clò-Mòr’, later called ‘Harris Tweed’ was one of the fabrics manufactured by hand, by the Islanders, from their own wool, in their cottages during the long winter evenings.  Our gallery shows Marion Campbell, family and friends undertaking the various processes that went into making Harris Tweed.

Marion at her loom.

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The collecting and dying of Harris wool and weaver Donald John MacKay MBE, making tweed for Nike.

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