Harris. Always mentioned in one breath with Lewis. Lewis & Harris. As two explorers from a past century. But Harris is not going anywhere. It has been in the Scottish Outer Hebrides since time immemorial.
Na Hearadh, as the residents call it in their Celtic tongues, it is rougher. With hills of peat and snow-white beaches on an azure blue sea. A tropical island wrapped in a winter outfit. Origin of the MacLeodclan, not to be confused with Lewis’s MacLeodclan. Famous for the Harris tweed, dominated by the Wee Frees, and the even more fundamentalist Wee Wee Frees. Scotland’s last reformed strongholds with the soundbite of a chocolate waffle.
Images: Nicole Franken – Text: Anneke de Bundel