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Due to the high winter ground temperature there are several plants that survive only on the Western Isles and in Cornwall.
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Harris Tweed
The contemporary expansion of Harris Tweed has experienced significant developments recently.

The American company Nike recently used the fabric to update a trainer called The Terminator, a basketball shoe from the 1980s. They ordered 10,000 metres of cloth from the Hebrides, using a desgn by Donald John Mackay, who lives and works in Luskentyre on the Island.

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