It is the quiet and misty days on the Isle of Skye that inspired our muted coloured variation on the traditional MacLeod Dress Tartan. Above are MacLeod’s Tables, enveloped in a wintery cloud. They are flat topped basalt hills of 489m and 469m height. On a clear day you can get fantastic views of the Cuillin Hills and the Outer Hebrides from the top.
The history of the MacLeods on Skye goes back nearly eight centuries. Dunvegan Castle, the ancestral home of the Chiefs of Clan MacLeod, is the oldest continuously inhabited castle in Scotland. The picturesque setting on the edge of Loch Dunvegan, and the magnificent gardens surrounding the castle, make for a great day out in the north west of Skye.
On our bicycle pedal-powered loom we wove soft Lambswool scarves and big cosy shawls, ideal to wrap up in as the Skye mist closes in. Below our shawls and scarves are modelled by Elly & Craig of the Red Roof Cafe Gallery, a great place to call in on your way to Neist Point Lighthouse.
The Misty MacLeod Scarves and Shawls are now also available in our online shop.