Window on world of hurl-making
Scullion Hurls, a family-run business based in Loughguile, Co Antrim, which produces and sells hand-finished hurls, has received a loan of £8k (€9,425) from Michelin Development, the economic regeneration programme of Michelin Tyre PLC.
The loan will be used to develop the firm's niche workshop to accommodate visitors and groups. The Michelin programme aims to contribute to the economic regeneration and long term prosperity of the areas in which Michelin's sites are located – Ballymena, Dundee and Stoke-on-Trent.
The loan to Scullion Hurls will allow the firm to take advantage of its entry into the Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust's Économusée scheme – a craft tourism initiative that lets visitors watch artisans at work whilst learning about the history of their craft. Pictured above is Michael Scullion at work in the factory.