Gearrannan is a black-house village on Lewis in the Outer Hebrides. It’s a great experience to visit this place and step back in time to see how life was in a typical crofting township of the last century. Nowadays the Black House village consists mainly of self catering cottages but there is a nice wee museum where you can usually find the friendly man below on his weaving machine making the famous Harris Tweed. He’s also happy to start it up for you to give you a demonstration. The weaving and cloth making in the Outer Hebrides has a long and interesting history. You can find Gearrannan on the west coast of the Isle of Lewis, a pleasant 40 minute drive from Stornoway.