An aptly named colour for a Scottish coast, and why wouldn’t the tweed-weavers take their palettes from the landscapes around them?

‘… perhaps because from here there are such wonderful views across the Stream of the Blue Men to the long, tweed-coloured coast of Pairc, blue in its prominences, black and brown in the depths of its crevices, so near on a bright day you think you could touch Kebock Head; perhaps because a long habit of occupation is so obvious here, this, I think, is where I would have lived.’

See also a quote-rich mosaic review of this magnificent, entrancing book: a love letter to islands and a paean to the sea. 


Source: Adam Nicolson, Sea Room: An Island Life (London: Harper Collins, 2013 (2002)), p. 110

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