The Harris Tweed® Journal

Canach

19th May

From the land, comes the cloth, comes the language…

Canach
Cotton Grass

Our first Gaelic Word of the Week in a series that celebrates the unique language of our island moorlands. These vast landscapes are often considered to be ‘empty,’ but we’ll be showing you another side of the story, one that is full of life, colour and detail – a constant inspiration for our makers of Harris Tweed® cloth.

The summer bog cotton can be found scattered across the moors, nodding its delicate head in the breeze.

Our Gaelic Moorland Word of the Week comes from Rathad an Isein, The Bird’s Road: a Lewis Moorland Glossary, a compilation by Anne Campbell.

Photograph by Lewis Mackenzie.

canach, cotton grass, bog cotton

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