From the land, comes the cloth, comes the language…
Rionnach Maoim (/RuNəx mɤim/)
“Shadows of cumulus clouds moving across the moorland on a sunny, windy day.”
Eloquently beautiful and descriptive visual drama, in a mere two words.
The light and energy of this phrase lifts our spirits. It’s small wonder that so many writers, artists and makers are continually inspired by the Gaelic language and the landscapes from which it is formed. There is an intimate connection between place and people – one that is felt strongly within our home of Harris Tweed®.
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 Jackson Tucker Lynch