LINEN and flax, the plant from which it is derived, have profoundly influenced the wealth of our nation, the geography of our country and our relationships within Europe. Our Linen Stories tell of economic migrancy, trade routes and transfers of technology, highlighting the development, demise and resurgence of this once vital Scottish industry and our links both helpful and rivalrous with our linen neighbours: Ireland, The Netherlands, Belgium and France.
Autumn 2020 chapter update coming soon
|Linen remnant, Cuba, lesser quality thread and weave similar to Highland harn|
Board of Agriculture, Trade, Manufactures and Fisheries – Edinburgh – Pamphlet cover.
Courtesy of National Records of Scotland