The Harris Tweed® Journal


16th June

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

Fraoch (/frɯːx/)

These delicate flowers may be small, but all together their bloom transforms our moorlands into swathes of colour in late summer.

They say that heather blooms from south to north at walking pace, just the right speed to best appreciate these tiny pink jewels of the moorland.

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.

Photo by Lewis Mackenzie

heather with description

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