First stop this morning was to Seaforth Harris Tweed and a look into the story of Harris Tweed. To visit Seaforth Harris Tweed is to learn not just about weaving, but to glimpse the whole story. Iain Martin, master weaver, walks visitors through the history of the Harris Tweed and his family’s connection to weaving which goes back 4 generations. One of the looms on which he creates his stunning cloth is nearly 100 years old.
Next stop was the iconic standing stones of Calanais (known in English as Callanish) on the isle of Lewis. The Calanais Standing Stones are an extraordinary cross-shaped setting of stones erected 5,000 years ago. They predate England’s famous Stonehenge monument, and were an important place for ritual activity for at least 2,000 years.
It was then off to the ferry to travel from Stornaway to Ullapool to bring us back to our starting point for our last two nights on this adventure.