The Harris Tweed® Journal

Royal Highland Show ’23 – Day 1

22nd June

We are all set up and ready for the crowds at this year’s Royal Highland Show!

Harris tweed royal highland show crowd

Open until Sunday, you will find us at the Harris Tweed marquee on Avenue 15 (12b) at the Royal Highland Centre in Ingliston, Edinburgh. Naturally, we are just across from the sheep lines and near where the Golden Shears competition is held!

Pictured at our double width loom are Kenny Neil Maclennan, 2nd from right, and Calum George Buchanan, right, who will be doing regular demonstrations over the next four days, to show you how independent weavers create the Harris Tweed® cloth uniquely produced in the Outer Hebrides. (Alongside them in the photo are colleagues from Harris Tweed Hebrides, and fellow weavers, Calum Iain Macleod, left, and Derek Macleod.)

Harris tweed royal highland show weavers loom

The Harris Tweed Authority are one of over 1,000 trade exhibitors, with over 2,000 livestock competitors entering into 900+ competitions (with over 6,500 animals) and tens of thousands of visitors come to the Royal Highland Show to experience the best of farming, food and rural life.

The Royal Highland Show was first held in 1822 and is the flagship event of Scottish charity the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland.


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