The Harris Tweed® Journal


10th November

‘Kelp Tangle’

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

As the tide retreats, a golden tangle of seashore garlands is revealed… Kelp can be found submerged all around the coastlines of the Outer Hebrides – in fact, around the whole of Scotland – and are among the most productive ecosystems on earth. These trees of the sea not only provide a home for many sea creatures amongst their watery branches, but also absorb high levels of CO2.

Photograph by Lewis Mackenzie

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

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