Johnstons of Elgin uses cookies to ensure you experience a functional and secure browsing experience.

Cookies can be disabled using your web browser, but doing so will disable some features of this website.

By continuing to use this website you indicate your acceptance of our use of cookies to provide a secure and functional website. Please read our privacy policy to find out more.

Scottish Estate Tweeds Book | Third Edition

Availability: In stock

Scottish Estate Tweeds Book | Third Edition In
Scottish Estate Tweeds Book | Third Edition In

Scottish Estate Tweeds Book | Third Edition

Availability: In stock


Product Code :

Scottish Estate Tweeds Book - Third Edition. This new edition contains a preface from our Chairman, Mr Ian Urquhart, and a beautiful selection of imagery alongside stories of our history.

"The origins of estate tweeds are peculiarly Scottish, though their use has spread for and beyond our border. A few English estates have developed the concept as have branches of the military. Examples of both are included in this book as they were in the original edition by Edward Stroud Harrison, published in 1968."

"Johnstons of Elgin started as a small, local woollen mill in Elgin and now employs around one thousand people. Our knitwear mill in Hawick, started in 1980, has contributed to this growth and to our successful export business. This book is a tribute to the highly talented and skilled people who work in our mills, as well as other woollen mills in Scotland." Excerpt from the preface provided by Mr Ian Urquhart, Johnstons of Elgin Chairman

Hardcover Book published in 2018

Size Guide

Please note measurements are in inches, and can vary slightly from garment to garment due to our hand finishing processes.

If you require any further information, contact

Care Guide

Look after your fabric

Lavish a little love on your favourite things

It only takes a little extra care to make sure your Johnstons of Elgin cashmere keeps its trademark softness for many, many years to come.


Wearing your cashmere for the first time

When you first wear your new garment you may find small balls of fibre or 'pills' forming on the surface. These are not a fault or indication of inferior quality but are simply loose fibres tangling together where the garment has been rubbing. They can easily be removed by hand or with our cashmere de-pilling comb. Once removed, your garment will actually consolidate and become softer. You can browse our full collection of care products here.


Handwashing and dry-cleaning

Cashmere knitwear can be hand washed or dry-cleaned. We recommend hand washing your knitwear following these simple guidelines and dry cleaning woven items such as scarves or blankets.


Hand wash in lukewarm water (35°C) using Johnstons Cashmere Shampoo. Gently squeeze the suds through the fabric, taking care not to rub the garment too much as this may cause shrinkage and increase pilling. Rinse the garment in cool clean water, squeezing gently without twisting or wringing. A short light spin in a spin dryer will help remove most of the water.


Smooth the garment back into shape, gently coaxing any facings or trims back to the correct size, and dry naturally away from direct heat such as radiators and sunlight. Ideally the garment should be dried flat on a clean towel. When dry, press lightly with a cool iron.


Under no circumstances should the garment be tumble-dried.


Following these instructions, your garment will preserve its shape and luxurious touch for many years - the hallmarks of the very best cashmere.

Delivery & Returns

We offer COMPLIMENTARY WORLDWIDE SHIPPING, and use the best possible delivery couriers to ensure your order arrives as quickly as possible. Find out more about our Shipping options .

We want you to be absolutely delighted with your purchase. If for any reason you are not, we offer a generous 28 day returns policy & COMPLIMENTARY RETURNS SERVICE within the United States of America. Find out more about our Returns policy