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Astair - Bealach

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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, anBheinn 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.

Bealach- Mountain pass

Crossing the mountain ridge from coast to coast is easiest at the bealach. Bealach Heileasdall presents the easiest route over the ridge from Gleann Heileasdall to Gleann Dorchaidh, East to West.

4ply - heavy fingering

50g - 165m

Handwash cold

Bealach is a blend of locally sourced Shetland, Scottish Merino and Alpaca fibres.

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.