UNESCO Creative Cities

Farnham (England)

Farnham town is the first region in England to have been awarded prestigious ‘World Craft City ‘status, joining a network of world craft cities who contribute to the UNESCO Creative Cities programme.

Farnham and the surrounding countryside is home to an astonishing number of craft makers. This includes

  • The Farnham Maltings, with its thriving craft festivals programme
  • The New Ashgate Gallery, one of the leading contemporary art galleries in the south-east of England
  • Farnham Pottery, founded in 1873 it has the oldest wood-fired kiln in Europe.

Outer Hebrides (Scotland)

Lewis and Harris is a single Scottish island in the Outer Hebrides, divided by mountains.

Harris Tweed is the only commercially produced hand woven fabric in the world. Globally renowned, the Harris Tweed Orb mark guarantees that the cloth is: “made from pure virgin wool dyed, spun and hand woven by islanders at their homes in the Outer Hebrides”. Harris Tweed, with it’s geographical stipulation of production within the Outer Hebrides, is enshrined by legal statute.

Hebrides - Isle of Lewis landscape by electrickity
Hebrides – Isle of Lewis landscape by electrickity

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