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TITLE
Norman MacMillan of Linicro, Kilmuir
EXTERNAL ID
HCD_CARD_153
PLACENAME
Kilmuir
DISTRICT
Skye
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Duirinish
PERIOD
1960s
SOURCE
Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre
ASSET ID
12946
KEYWORDS
looms
weaving
treddles
shuttle
weavers
Norman MacMillan of Linicro, Kilmuir

Norman MacMillan of Linicro, Kilmuir in north west Skye, is seen here weaving a length of tweed on a traditional handloom, the shuttle flying between the warp threads to create the cloth. Similar looms were to be found in the homes of weavers across the country, but few survive, and even fewer in working order. On Skye, families from Harris were given land in Portnalong after WWI and continued producing tweed there, while in Kilmuir, Highland Home Industries set up a factory making baskets, rugs and cloth. After WWII, demand for home produced goods, economic pressures and the availability of other employment, eventually contributed to the demise of the industry on the island.


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Norman MacMillan of Linicro, Kilmuir

INVERNESS: Duirinish

1960s

looms; weaving; treddles; shuttle; weavers

Skye and Lochalsh Archive Centre

Dualchas Postcards

Norman MacMillan of Linicro, Kilmuir in north west Skye, is seen here weaving a length of tweed on a traditional handloom, the shuttle flying between the warp threads to create the cloth. Similar looms were to be found in the homes of weavers across the country, but few survive, and even fewer in working order. On Skye, families from Harris were given land in Portnalong after WWI and continued producing tweed there, while in Kilmuir, Highland Home Industries set up a factory making baskets, rugs and cloth. After WWII, demand for home produced goods, economic pressures and the availability of other employment, eventually contributed to the demise of the industry on the island. <br /> <br /> <br /> This image may be available to purchase.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email<br /> <a href= "mailto: skyeandlochalsh.archives@highlifehighland.com" >Skye and Lochalsh Archives</a>