01/06/2015
Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Video: Harris Tweed textiles project

517e7502-1ae5-4eed-a79b-225fabe80ea5
A project designed to reconnect the textile industries of the outer Hebrides and the Scottish Borders, and support the Harris Tweed industry, has been described as a ‘great success’ with industry insiders reporting renewed interest in the textile traditions.

The Creative Futures project saw a series of residences and workshops take place in the Scottish Borders and the Outer Hebrides to explore innovative approaches to marketing, textile technology, design and manufacturing.

The eighteen-month project also stimulated ideas around the development of the Harris Tweed Sector and explored new networks with Scottish textiles companies.

Watch a video about the project below:



Alison Harley, Creative Director at Heriot-Watt University, said: ‘The collaboration between Harris Tweed Hebrides and the School of Textiles and Design has enabled careful reflection on what makes a creative and sustainable future for Harris Tweed that is also mindful of its past.

‘Today there is a remarkable optimism from those directly involved in the making and production of the cloth. This is testimony to those who continue to work in the transfer of tacit knowledge from experienced minds to the next generation.'










Back to "Local History" Category

01/06/2015 Share this story   Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Updates

King Robert III was born - On this day in history

King Robert III of Scotland was born on 14 August 1337.


Sir William Craigie was born - On this day in history

Scottish lexicographer Sir William Craigie was born on 13 August 1867.


Malicious mischief? New National Records of Scotland exhibition tells the story of women's suffrage in Scotland

A new exhibition by National Records of Scotland in Edinburgh brings together records of the suffragettes and ...


Doors Open Days 2018 has launched!

The National Doors Open Days 2018 programme has launched, with more than 1,000 buildings around Scotland open ...


Other Articles

Corries singer Roy Williamson died - On this day in history

Scottish singer Roy Williamson died on 12 August 1990.


Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie died - On this day in history

Scottish steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie died on 11 August 1919. ...


Artist Allan Ramsay died - On this day in history

Scottish painter Allan Ramsay died on 10 August 1784.


Engineer Thomas Telford was born - On this day in history

Scottish civil engineer Thomas Telford was born on 9 August 1757.