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Historic first for island apprentices

TWO ISLAND women have become the first to achieve modern apprenticeship accreditation as Harris Tweed weavers, a milestone for both the industry and the national modern apprentice programme which has never previously accredited an individual in self-employment.

Pictured are Jacqueline Craig, Bragar, and Anne Marie Henderson, North Tolsta, receiving their certificates for achieving modern apprenticeships in Harris Tweed weaving; Councillor Alastair Macleod, vice-chairman of the Harris Tweed Authority; Councillor Norman Macdonald, convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar; and representatives from those involved with the training.
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