A competition launched at the start of April to give people the chance to win a once-in-a -lifetime trip to the Outer Hebrides to attend the Festival of Harris Tweed at An Lanntair in August.
The Harris Tweed Festival Day, or Latha Feis Clo Mor, will be on Saturday 13th August. 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
The organisers say: “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.
Competition winners can get:
Return Cal Mac ferry tickets for four 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.
You can enter the prize draw to win a fabulous trip to the Outer Hebrides in August to enjoy the Harris Tweed Festival.
Bealach is a transformational project that represents Stornoway as the gateway and passage into the Gaelic culture, creative communities and landscape of the Outer Hebrides.
Bealach is a two year initiative supported by Creative Scotland’s Creative Place Award and led by An Lanntair which is commissioning cultural projects across Lewis and Harris. ·
The Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design is a Scottish Government initiative being led by VisitScotland, and supported by a variety of partners including Scottish Government, Creative Scotland, Architecture + Design Scotland, Scottish Tourism Alliance, Scottish Enterprise, The National Trust for Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS).