Harris Tweed and Knit Wear
Harris Tweed and Knit Wear
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Stan
Inverurie, UK122 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
We visited the exhibition at Drinishader. Although up a narrow single track road it was worth the trip. The exhibition was well presented and not too large. We could only be used impressed reading how widely the product is used. The shop was shut and nobody was in attendance. Coffee was available, payment by honesty box. It is also a lovely spot.
Written August 18, 2021
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ParadiseRd
Buckhurst Hill, UK827 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Solo
This is a great little attraction on the Golden Road (which in itself if worth a visit). I really enjoyed this little exhibition and learning of the history of Tweed. There's an old building with a shop and in a back room you'll find lots of Harris Tweed loom and weaving history.

Adjacent is a very modern building with a dedicated exhibition, showing garments by famous fashion designers to the present day. I loved it here. The scenery alone takes your breath away.

As you enter the exhibition there's mention of the famous deal that Harris Tweed did in supplying Nike for trainers/shoes. I would have expected (and loved) to see the Tweed Nike trainers on display and reading about this lovely story, so was disappointed they were not part of the exhibition.

Some of our group of seven came here without me and came away with two purchases. They bought a men's Tweed jacket and a Tweed (lavender) Owl. The shop here is well stocked but, dare I say, not very well merchandised.

I wanted to come here so jumped in the car the same afternoon on my own.

Prices of tweed are not exactly what you'd call cheap but you're paying for quality that'll probably last a lifetime.

Liz in our party asked at the till about the price of the Owl. She thought she heard fourteen, but it was actually FORTY!

Too embarrassed to say anything at the till, she paid for her item. Subsequently we've all been in stitches since!

Since this happened the "Owl" has become a currency. The men's jacket was a very reasonable "6 Owls"

I did make a purchases. A fine pair of Tweed men's gloves which were very good value at just over One Owl. This matches my Tweed drawstring bag for which I paid under a fifth of an Owl.

The moral of the story is that pricing here is not very clear, and quite a lot of stock is not price ticketed, so do check beforehand. It's definitely worth a visit if you're passing.
Written June 16, 2016
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Srobbie
124 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Easy to miss as unpretentious outside. Good selection of tweed and tweed articles, impossible not to buy! Explanation in museum made it all come to life.
Written August 7, 2018
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David Machefsky
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Friends
Harris Tweed is a great place to shop for anyone who wants to bring home some unique clothing of fine quality for themselves,or as special gifts for friends or loved ones. There are also blankets and throws and some personalized items made on site.
Written June 18, 2019
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SJenks28
Aberdeenshire, UK130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
We were made extremely welcome and nothing was too much trouble. We were allowed to try on the different styles and sizes to find the 'right fit'.Lots of lovely items and gifts all in Harris knitwear or tweed.
Well worth the detour off the main road
Written June 15, 2019
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Pippa
Bishopton, UK5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
Well worth a visit , An amazing exhibition and small shop, with lots of lovely items and gifts .

We were made to feel so welcome , staff (Tina & Tina) so helpful and an eye for style, I left feeling great , love my new jacket and purse , but will be back for Lucy coat in September,

Exhibition not 1 but 2, are truly amazing , Harris Tweed history and passion . Well done and so much information.
Written June 11, 2019
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Lesley B
Edinburgh, UK193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
Greta little shop and showroom for knitwear and Harris tweed. very helpful staff. Purchased a mans jumper which was half the price of what you would pay at Brora.
Written October 11, 2018
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Julie B
Halstead, UK31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
There's a display area with about twenty minutes of film, interviewing the different people involved in making and marketing tweed, including a filmed interview with the late Marion Campbell BEM, a quiet prizewinning tweed weaver. The hard work that goes into making tweed is remarkable, and the material itself is tough and warm. There's an old loom and weaving equipment in the shop attached... but beware the roads! Single track and surprisingly busy.
Written September 10, 2018
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Fiona A
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Fantastic exhibition of Harris tweed history, beautiful exhibits full of colour and texture and informative in a relaxed way.
Treasure trove of a shop, good range of products and prices.
Written August 26, 2018
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johnandlizb
Leamington Spa, UK993 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Who would have thought that there was so much you could do with tweed! We spent ages here selecting gifts for various people. There was everything from dog collars to book marks and coats. The ladies were so friendly and patient with us. They showed us the artefacts in the shop and talked about the wool and the history a little bit. They then arranged to post our purchases back home for us as we had limited space on our bikes. The small museum at the back was interesting and showed tweed in the fashion industry and told us all we wanted to know about the production and the history of the manufacturing. What a great place.
Written August 24, 2018
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