Harris Island

Harris island, View to Taransay

Harris Island

The southern part of Lewis and Harris, an island in the Outer Hebrides on the west coast of Scotland. Harris is famous of its tweed. Harris Tweed is a tweed cloth that is handwoven by islanders at their homes, finished in the Outer Hebrides, and made from pure virgin wool dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides. This definition, quality standards and protection of the Harris Tweed name are enshrined in the Harris Tweed Act 1993.

Losgaintir

A great spot on the west coast of Harris. I was visiting Lewis and Harris in October 2018 with a group of photographers and we had experienced terrible weather on Lewis (see this post), non stop rain and no chance to see any ray of sun. After a couple of days we moved south to Harris, settled at the hotel and our guide had a look at the latest weather bulletin. He was optimistic for the end of the afternoon and told us we may enjoy a nice sunset. We left the hotel, still under heavy rain, and drove to Losgaintir but none of us was really optimistic.  And suddenly a miracle happened!

Harris Island, view to Skye
Harris Island, view to Skye
Harris Island, view to Skye
Harris Island, view to Skye
Harris Island, view to Skye
Harris Island, view to Skye
Harris Island, view to Skye
Harris Island, view to Skye
Harris Island, view to Skye

View to Taransay

Harris Island, view to Skye
Harris Island, view to Skye
Harris Island, view to Skye
Harris Island, view to Skye
Harris Island, view to Skye

View towards Skye

Eilean Glas Lighthouse

One of the first four lighthouses built in Scotland, it stands on the tiny island of Scalpay, close to Harris. The first light exhibited in 1789 but the present tower was erected in 1824.

Harris Island, view to Skye
Harris Island, view to Skye
Harris Island, view to Skye

Saint Clements Church

Late fifteenth-century or early sixteenth-century church in Rodel, built for the Chiefs of the MacLeods of Harris.

Harris Island, view to Skye
Harris Island, view to Skye
Harris, rainbow
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