Goodbye Isle of Harris and hello Isle of Lewis, I started my time in Lewis with a little walk around Stornoway and a visit to the Harris Tweed Authority.
Harris Tweed Authority
The Harris Tweed Authority in Stornoway showcases how Harris Tweed is made and its history. We also got to enjoy a presentation of the old and modern looms.
Only the wool from British sheep can be used for the Harris tweed. The tweed must be woven in Harris & Lewis and washed and finished here. Something that is a bit of a problem for the independent weavers who have to wait quite a while until their tweed is washed and finished.
Remembering the herring trade.