Competition to attend Harris Tweed Festival launches

A competition has been launched to win a trip to the Outer Hebrides to attend the Festival of Harris Tweed taking place at An Lanntair arts centre, Stornoway.

The festival will be a wonderful opportunity to experience the inner workings of this incredible industry.

The Harris Tweed Festival Day, or Latha Feis Clo Mor, will be on Saturday 13th August 2016.

The event will celebrate the industry’s innovations through the years to present day, and also its future.

The day will feature a Tweed Ride, live music, archive film and materials, anecdote and testimony from professionals, mill workers and weavers at the production end - including demonstrations on looms - through to high-end artisans and designers who take the product to its next level and deliver it to its increasingly diverse, discerning and affluent customers.

Visitors will also be treated to a carnival atmosphere fashion show and an interactive exhibition of local producers’ work.

The Harris Tweed Festival is part of 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design and Lewis and Harris’s Creative Place Award winning project, Bealach.

For more information on the website and to keep up to date on the latest information please visit: website

Harris Tweed, an Clo Mòr, is the only fabric produced in commercial quantities by truly traditional methods anywhere in the world.

Hundreds of distinctive patterns have developed over the centuries, each unique but unmistakably Harris Tweed with its characteristic subtle designs in complex natural shades.

From start to finish the cloth is in the hands of skilled and experienced artisans who oversee every stage of production utilising generations of knowledge to produce a product worthy of the name Harris Tweed.

The prize for the competition includes

Return Cal Mac ferry tickets for 4 people, plus a car on the Ullapool-Stornoway or Uig-Tarbert routes.

Two nights accommodation at the Caberfeidh Hotel

The chance to be welcomed as a Special Guest to the Festival of Harris Tweed

Dinner for four at An Lanntair.

To enter the prize draw log on to: website