LINEN has profoundly influenced the wealth of our nation, the geography of our country and our relationship within Europe. Our Linen Stories tell of economic migrancy, trade routes and transfers of technology, highlighting the development and demise of this once vital Scottish industry and our links both helpful and rivalrous with our nearest linen neighbours: Ireland, The Netherlands, Belgium and France.
Linen remnant, Cuba, lesser quality thread and weave similar to Highland harn
Board of Trade
Board of Agriculture, Trade, Manufactures and Fisheries – Edinburgh – Pamphlet cover.
Courtesy of National Records of Scotland