Thursday, 17 May 2012

West Harris Weaver is a Face of British Fashion

Harris Tweed has seen a huge increase in demand over the last few years, nationally and globally. As well as being awarded an MBE Last year, Mr DJ Mackay - Luskentyre Tweed Company on Harris, is featured on one of the flags created in honour of HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and to celebrate all things GREAT about the British Fashion Industry. The flags can be seen on Oxford Street. The flags "pay homage to the unsung heroes that put the GREAT into Great British Craft and Design - Find out more about the Faces in the Flags below".

We are delighted with Donald John and Maureen's success over the years. 

For more information on this iconic cloth -which can only be produced on crofts in the Outer Hebrides - please look at the links below.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Graduate Employment Opportunity

Graduate Business Development Officer

The West Harris Trust is seeking to recruit a graduate for a 12 month period to develop tourism-related business enterprises to improve revenue generation opportunities from the area’s world-class landscape assets.

Salary: £17,000

Closing Date: 31st May 2012

For further information on the post and to apply online please go to:

 This post is part of the TalentScotland Graduate Placement Programme and part funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and European Regional Development Fund.


Housing for Rent/Shared Ownership

The West Harris Trust is planning to build a minimum of 6 houses in partnership with other bodies for rent or shared ownership. In order to develop plans we need to know the level of likely demand and the sizes of households to be catered for. If you would like the opportunity to live in a rented or shared equity house on the west side of south Harris please register your interest by contacting:

Duncan MacPherson

Tel: 01859 520785      Mob: 07833 246779