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Highlands and Islands Tourism Award 2018 Finalist Scotland's Heritage Member of Scottish Textile and Leather Association

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Our Site at Elgin

When you come to visit us in Elgin, you can take a free guided mill tour, shop our clothing and homeware ranges and relax in our elegant coffee shop.

Our mill in Elgin is the only textile mill in Scotland to transform raw cashmere in to finished articles. Take a free guided Mill Tour of the manufacture process including the dyeing, spinning, carding and weaving of raw fibres. Explore Johnstons of Elgin’s history in our Visitor Centre which situated in the beautiful Courtyard building, adjacent to the Mill Shop, and where you will also discover our coveted home interiors and fabric ranges. Browse our collection of cashmere knitwear and accessories, fine woollens and tweeds for men, women and children which you can purchase direct from our 5 star visitor attraction. Across the two floors of our main mill shop you will find our products sitting seamlessly alongside pieces from Barbour, Hackett, Two Danes, Masai, Joules, Aigle, Meyer, Nomads, Creenstone, Mayoral, Pigeon Organics & Fairfax & Favor.

Our Site at Hawick

Located in the beautiful Scottish Borders, on the banks of the river Teviot, stands Johnstons of Elgin’s Hawick mill. On 26th May 2012 we proudly opened a state of the art Visitor Centre, Cafe & Retail Store at this site in Hawick. When you visit our site in Hawick you will be able to explore our interpretative centre which showcases multimedia educational exhibits, exploring the craftsmanship behind the process of cashmere manufacture, focusing on the fact that Johnstons of Elgin is the only Scottish, indeed UK, mill to carry out the entire manufacture process from fibre to finished garment.

Each season our design team create exciting collections of fabrics, knitwear and accessories for men and women, as well as for the home. Within our Hawick retail store, which encompasses 3,600 sq feet of visitor/retail space, you can find a fantastic range of Johnstons knitwear, accessories, and tweed products - including cashmere and tweed jackets for men and women, and a selection of fine baby & child cashmere clothing and accessories. Further to this you will be able to browse & purchase from our latest Home Interiors collection featuring fabric for upholstery and curtains.

Your visit would not be complete without taking in refreshments at our Cafe, which boasts a sumptuous menu focusing on fresh locally sourced foods with an emphasis on home baking.


At Johnstons of Elgin we are committed to do all we can to provide access for all. If you have any special requirements we encourage you to contact us and we will be able to discuss with you how we can help make your visit an enjoyable one.

We have wheelchair access to all public areas, this includes the tour of the mill. There are parking facilities located near the entrance of the building and lift access to upstairs departments in the Main Mill Shop. We also have adapted toilets available in the Main Mill Shop and Courtyard.

A written script of our mill tour is available and guide dogs and other recognized assistance dogs are permitted.

In the event that first aid assistance is required we also have first aid trained staff in all main areas of the Mill and Mill Shop.