The Harris Tweed® Journal

Iolair-Mhara

27th October

Iolair-mhara
Sea Eagle
/juLɪrʲ/-mara

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

Barely a flicker of movement in the vast wings that carry this king of birds high above its craggy coastal home. A rippling glimmer spied far below by keen, hooded eyes and, like a thunderbolt, it dives.

The Sea Eagle. The largest bird of prey to be found in the UK.

Driven to extinction in the early 1900s, these magnificent birds were reintroduced back to these shores firstly on the Isle of Rhum on the west coast of Scotland in 1975, and have been flourishing in their numbers through further reintroduction and careful protection ever since.

Photograph by Lewis Mackenzie

Our Gaelic Coastal Word of the Week comes from “Scotland’s Nature Agency, Buidheann Nàdair na h-Alba

harris tweed authority lewis mackenzie word of the week

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