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New Harris Tweed marks return of Mòd to Western Isles

Royal National Mòd Image copyright Harris Tweed Hebrides
Image caption The new tweed has been made by a Lewis-based company

A special edition tweed has been created to mark the return of the Royal National Mòd to the Western Isles.

Scotland's biggest Gaelic cultural festival was last held on the islands in 2011.

This year's Mòd in Stornoway, on Lewis, starts on Friday and runs until 22 October.

Shawbost-based Harris Tweed Hebrides was commissioned to make the new tweed. It includes the colours of the crest of the Mòd's organiser, An Comunn.

The Mòd features music, dance and arts competitions and performances.

This year's opening ceremony will include headline performances by Gaelic group Dàimh and the Mischa Macpherson Trio.

Lewis Pipe Band will also lead the festival's traditional torchlight procession, which is held on the opening night of the Mòd.

Image copyright Royal National Mòd
Image caption Dancing is a feature of the Royal National Mòd

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