Islay Woollen Mill, Islay, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on a fascinating example of a Scottish craft business in the form of Islay Woollen Mill.

Islay is an island off the West coast of Scotland and best known for its (eight) whisky distilleries.

About four miles N.E.of Bowmore is the subject woollen mill which was  established in 1883 and is the island’s only textile mill. Originally water powered and then mothballed for a long period the mill was re-opened in 1981 and now produces a range of tweed on two Victorian looms.

Tours of the mill are available and products can be purchased.

Video clip of weaving at Islay Woollen Mill

Islay Woollen Mill, Islay, Scotland

Islay Woollen Mill, Islay, Scotland

Islay Woollen Mill, Islay, Scotland

Islay Woollen Mill, Islay, Scotland

Islay Woollen Mill, Islay, Scotland

Islay Woollen Mill, Islay, Scotland

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