Eilean Siar

  • Black House Renovation

    The 'Black House' is a style of house that used to be common in certain parts of Scotland, particularly in the Hebrides and parts of the Highlands (and also in Ireland). Their construction is characterised by double wall dry-stone walls packed with earth and wooden rafters covered with a thatch of turf with cereal straw or reed. Perhaps inevitably, most dwellings fell into disrepair as people moved into more modern housing. However, recent years has seen a trend towards restoration of many of the original h... Read More

  • Harris Tweed Na h-Eileanan Siar

    Harris Tweed is cloth that has been handwoven by the islanders of Lewis, Harris, Uist and Barra using only pure virgin wool that has been dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides.The Harris Tweed Act of 1993 specifies this defintion of the tweed. which ensures that all cloth certified with the Harris Tweed Orb symbol complies with this definition and is genuine Harris Tweed, the world’s only commercially produced handwoven tweed. ... Read More

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