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For most people, Harris is forever linked to tweed. Woven here and on nearby islands, the tweed has colors that echo the tones of the landscape. The dramatic mountains of the northern part of the island give way in the south to the machairs, the grassy plains typical of this region, and the spectacular beaches that gleam in the famous sunsets.
Named after Lord Leverhulme, who bought Lewis and Harris in 1917 with an eye to developing its local industries, Leverburgh is now the ferry...