The green, green grass
The Isles of the Outer Hebrides, Western Scotland are internationally renowned for the textile Harris Tweed. It is the only fabric in the world that is protected by its own Act of Parliament and statutory body – the Harris Tweed Authority.
Harris Tweed represents the land of the Outer Hebrides, the sheep who graze on the verdant grasses and confidently walk down the middle of the roads, and the people who have for generations made the most of the offerings of the Isles. The fabric is dyed colours that are reminiscent of the landscape – the purple of the heather and thistle, the blue of the sky and surrounding oceans, the green of the grasses that sustain the livestock, the yellow of the flowers growing wild.