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Astair - Poll

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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.

Poll - Fishing pool

Nestled in high sheltered spots, these pools provided valuable food sources to those living in the glens on the East coast, or camping in the airidhs whilst tending to sheep.

Poll is a pale, silver grey yarn and a grey, black and white alpaca and cheviot wool.

4ply - heavy fingering

50g - 165m

Handwash 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.