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Harris Tweed

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Tinted shots of areas in the Bays of Harris were used by Stanley Kubrick as the surface of Jupiter in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey
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About the Isle of Harris
The Island of Harris (na Hearadh in Gaelic), considered by many to be the jewel in the crown of the Outer Hebridean archipelago lies 25 miles North West of the Isle of Skye and 40 miles West of mainland Scotland. The culture and heritage of Harris go back millennia, yet its identity and uniqueness continue to flourish.

One of the most appealing features of the Island is the contrast in landscapes from the rugged mountains of the North, the majestic inlets of the East to the spectacular beaches of the West.

Fishing and tourism are the primary industries of the Isle of Harris. However, the culture of the Island is maintained by the weaving of Harris Tweed - hand woven on traditional looms - crofting and the rearing of sheep and highland cattle.

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Isle of Harris Tourist Information office can be contacted on +44 (0)1859 502011
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