Johnstons of Elgin

Est 1797

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]lexander Johnston established the Elgin Mill in 1797 on the banks of the river Lossie founding a legacy of fine craft and exquisite fabric now known throughout the world.

The original mill produced linen, flax, oatmeal and tobacco but Alexander Johnston, founder, introduced textiles and phased out the original products. Johnston pioneered the use of tweed for camouflage and the style became known as Scottish Estate Tweeds. Johnstons’ mill carries out the processes of dyeing, spinning, weaving and finishing on one site thus making it the only vertical mill in Scotland.

The mill still functions to this day with additional premises in Hawick. They also have retail shops in London, St Andrews and Massachusetts.

Elgin IV30 Scotland GB
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Opening hours: Shop and Coffee Shop Monday 9AM – 5.30PM 10AM – 5PM Tuesday 9AM – 5.30PM 10AM – 5PM Wednesday 9AM – 5.30PM 10AM – 5PM Thursday 9AM – 5.30PM 10AM – 5PM Friday 9AM – 5.30PM 10AM – 5PM Saturday 9AM – 5.30PM 10AM – 5PM Sunday 10AM – 5PM 10AM – 4.30PM Johnstons of Elgin Cashmere Heritage Centre Newmill Elgin Moray IV30 4AF