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Isle of Harris

Home to the only fabric in the world with its own Act of Parliament.

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World-renowned for its beautiful tweed, the Isle of Harris is a place like no other.

The only fabric in the world to be governed by its own Act of Parliament, Harris Tweed has been trademark-registered since 1909 and is handwoven in islanders' homes to this day. Tweed-weaving is an artisanal skill with over a century of intergenerational history that is truly unique to this part of the world.

Cloth and culture go hand in hand, with the tweed industry giving rise to many popular Gaelic waulking (the traditional process of working and finishing tweed) songs that are still shared and taught today.

If conventional walking is more your style, there are a number of routes to suit all abilities, as well as an offering of guided walks around North Harris, led by the local Ranger.

Historical attractions include 16th century Clement's Church, with its gravestones carved in local gneiss rock, Northton Temple, the remains of the Bunavoneader whaling station and the Seallam! Visitor Centre, a hub of all things Harris-historical, with a dedicated genealogy database for anyone looking to trace their family history.

For more information, visit the Explore Harris website.

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