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Harris Tweed Authority Educational Trust

Harris Tweed 2021 Conference

Catch up on the sessions you missed

This year, we at the Harris Tweed Authority decided to share our story in a new way – with our first Harris Tweed Authority Educational Trust online conference. Our aim was to open the doors and welcome you into ‘The Home of Harris Tweed®’ (our theme for the 2021 conference). This was a special opportunity for the many who would love to visit our islands, but for the time being are unable. Missed the conference this year? You can still catch up here. In three sessions: explore the role of the Harris Tweed Authority, dip into island history and get a taste for what it means to be a Harris Tweed® weaver as part of a unique industry and heritage.

All proceeds goto Harris Tweed Authority Educational Trust
Registered Company Number: SC173554 (Scotland), Registered Charity Number: SC026202

1. The Home of Harris Tweed

In this introductory session, Lorna Macaulay, Harris Tweed Authority CEO, explores some of our story's provenance and history.


2. Tales From The Loomshed

Weaver, Iain Martin, descended from generations of weavers and crofters. shares a handpicked selection of historical objects relating to weaving culture.


3. The Weaver At Work

Join us on a virtual journey towards the Atlantic coast of the Isle of Harris, where sits the loom shed of Taobh Tuath Tweeds, owned by Rebecca Hutton.


** Special Offer **

Catch up on all three sessions from this year’s conference: ‘The Home of Harris Tweed®’, ‘Tales from the Loomshed’ and 'The Weaver at Work'.