Harris Tweed Authority Trophy winners!
The Harris Tweed Authority Trophy is awarded annually at the Royal National Mòd to the winners of the ‘Waulking Group’ competition. Pictured are this year’s recipients, Comhlan Luadh Bhàideanach receiving their prize from Harris Tweed Authority board member Donald Macleod.
Waulking – or ‘luadh’ in Gaidhlig – was a traditional method of hand finishing the tweed, which was carried out to soften the cloth. The songs, some faster than others, were used to keep the rhythm and to make the work less laborious.
If you’d like to see some archive footage of waulking, click the link at the bottom. Well done ladies!