SCOTLAND: Harris Tweed Gets Tony Blair's Seal Of Approval
Soft handle, drapable and dyed to shades of brilliant orange, scarlet, shocking pink or royal purple, today's Harris Tweeds are scarcely recognisable as the traditional heavy, hairy and dun-coloured hand wovens from the Western Isles. That fashion transformation was hammered home to guests at last night's (Wednesday) London reception hosted at the prestigious surroundings of the Scotland Office in Whitehall by Scotland Office minister Brian Wilson, designed to tell the world just how much Harris has changed.
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