Na h-Eileanan an Iar parliamentarians, Angus Brendan MacNeil MP and Alasdair Allan MSP have welcomed the news that Carloway Mill on the Isle of Lewis has announced a joint venture agreement with Shandong Ruyi Technological Group Ltd, one of the world’s largest, most innovative and progressive textile companies, whose HQ are in Jining, China.


Angus Brendan Macneil MP said:

“I know the owners of Carloway Mill have been working very hard to develop their business and bring jobs to the island.

“This is a potentially fabulous reward for their efforts and gives a great opportunity to Harris Tweed, our islands and indeed Scotland, to make a mark in the huge Chinese market.

“I congratulate all those involved and wish them continued success.”


Alasdair Allan MSP said:

“The Chinese market represents a huge potential for Harris Tweed and it’s great that the Carloway Mill is looking to develop in this area.

“I wish them every success and recognise the importance that they have economically for the islands.”