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Astair - Abhainn

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a s t a i r journey

Taking you on a journey across the Three Peaks of South Uist, Astair pauses and takes in the breathtaking scenery, heritage and features of this rugged land. Though small in stature; Thacla, Beinn Choradail, and Bheinn Mhòr present a side to Uist that is today wild in spirit though steeped in history.

Born from a partnership between Claddach Farm, Fife, and Uist Wool, Astair talks of many journeys.

  • A journey into the unknown. Working with alpaca fibre has been a new learning curve on the mill floor.
  • A journey from Fife to Uist with the Carrs of Claddach Farm.
  • A journey through the islands, exploring the lesser-known land and history of the Eastern side of South Uist.

Abhainn- River

The mountains are the source of many of Uist’s plentiful freshwater lochs. The source of Abhainn Ròg comes from high on the ridges and snakes its way into the great fishing lochs at Sniseabhal, filtering the water through millions of years of geology and thousands of years of peat.

Abhainn is a silver mid-grey yarn and a blend of black alpaca and white cheviot fibres

50g - 175m

4ply - heavy fingering

Hand wash cold

Uist Wool is a new venture inspired by co-operative values. The original idea to build a new Mill in North Uist emerged from a collective will to find a fresh purpose for local fleece that would reconnect the community with their cultural heritage of wool-working.