Scotland - Cloch Point tea towel

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  • Sturdy half panama US cotton (48cm x 70cm)
  • Our special inks mean that colours last in the wash
  • Includes hanging loop
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK
  • Delivery with Royal Mail, free on orders of 2+ tea towels
  • 100-day money back guarantee if you change your mind

Rivers are strange and mythical things. Ancient Romans believed that the god Volturnus controlled the rivers, and in Egypt the Nile was presided over by several divine figures. Even in British Folklore we have Old Father Thames. So it's no surprise to know that the Clyde is named after the local Celtic goddess Clota - a name which literally means 'the strongly flowing one'.

The second longest river in Scotland, the Clyde has always been an important trading route. And as traffic on the Clyde increased, so too did the need for lighthouses. Without them, ships would run aground or be wrecked on jagged rocks. That's why, in 1797, a lighthouse was built at Cloch Point on the coast of the Firth of Clyde, its light warning ships to steer clear of The Gantocks - a dangerous reef of rocks that jut out above the water, catching many captains unawares.

This stunning design shows the Queen Mary steaming past Cloch Point Lighthouse. Waves splash against the shore, seagulls circle overhead, and the lighthouse's black band shimmers in the sunlight - a beautiful scene to enjoy as you dry the dishes.

Half Panama organic bleached cotton (heavy weight, textured finish). Stitched on all four sides. Includes hanging loop. Measures approximately 48cm x 70cm. Machine wash at 40 degrees max. We recommend that before you use your tea towel for the first time you wash it at least once to soften up the material and make it more absorbent for drying dishes. Please note size can vary slightly.

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  • 5
    Cloch Lighthouse

    Posted by Mrs A Davis on 16th Aug 2021

    Childhood memories. Excellent towel. Washes well.