Tag Archives: Harris Tweed

Harris Tweed Authority project update

It’s been a whole month since my last blog post on the Harris Tweed Authority (HTA) cataloguing project! A wee update is definitely overdue. Following on from my time looking through the many boxes of HTA material, matching up what’s … Continue reading

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The HTA offices: Photos, limericks and a mysterious key

As mentioned in a previous post, the majority of the Harris Tweed Authority (HTA) archive material was transferred to Tasglann nan Eilean in 2012. However, there is still some material of interest at the HTA offices, and two weeks ago … Continue reading

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What’s in the Harris Tweed Authority archive?

Shockingly, I’ve already been here at Tasglann nan Eilean for six weeks! Time is rushing by. After researching the history and context of Harris Tweed and the Harris Tweed Authority, as I mentioned in my previous blog post, I’ve begun … Continue reading

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Cataloguing the Harris Tweed industry

Hello! I wanted to write a post for the Tasglann’s blog to introduce myself and the project that I’ll be doing over the next nine months. I’m Victoria, and I previously worked at the Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery – … Continue reading

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Friday photo; Kenneth Mackenzie Mill

The photo above, taken from the James Shaw Grant collection, shows a man working at the Kenneth Mackenzie mill in Stornoway.  A fantastic image that shows the depth of work that goes into creating the famous Clo Mor.

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Memories of the Mills

  Stornoway Historical Society are holding a talk tonight on the Harris Tweed mills of Stornoway, led by Malcolm Macdonald and Ian Maclennan.  The talk will be held in the Comhairle Chamber, Sandwick Road tonight, doors open at 6.30pm and … Continue reading

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100 years of Harris Tweed

Tomorrow in the Old School, Shawbost, the Islands Book Trust is hosting an event called ‘An Clò Mòr, An-dè, an-diugh agus a-màireach’ celebrating the centenary of Harris Tweed. The event is open for registration from 9.30am and features a talk  from … Continue reading

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Friday photo: Scottish Home Industries Association

The Scottish Home Industries Association was founded by the Countess of Rosebery, the daintily named Hannah Primrose who in 1874 became the richest woman in Britain, having inherited her father’s wealth on his death.  Founded in 1889, the Association sought … Continue reading

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