The Harris Tweed® Journal

Word of the Week: Sgeulachd

5th February

Gaelic: it’s a beautiful language, weaving itself in and out of island living. It is also still the language of the Harris Tweed® industry. However, it can be a complex language to master. Never fear – aside from the courses already available on the island – DuoLingo now offers online teaching in Scottish Gaelic. Try this link for a 5 minute daily Gaelic workout.

While you’re doing that, we asked weaver Rebecca Hutton – of Taobh Tuath Tweeds – to share her ideas on the importance of some key Gaelic words that relate to the island and the Harris Tweed® story.

Today’s word – appropriate for National Storytelling Week – is ‘sgeulachd’. Watch the video below.

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