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This was a very popular visit with our friends and we had a very interesting talk from the owner. The relationship between the mill and the movies is fascinating.The machine noise is loud but it adds to the authenticity of the mill workings.A great visit.
This is worth the stop....if you're lucky, the weaving machines might be at work and you can see material actually being woven. We were told that this is where the "Braveheart" tartan was woven for the movie.
Several types of clothing items were for sale:...More
Islay Woolen Mill is a small, working mill with a quaint gift shop. The nice young lady, who was managing the shop, was very helpful & answered all of our questions. Marcus, the owner's son, gave us the quick tour of the mill. Wonderful for...More
Right off the mail road from Port Askaig to Bowmore you will pass a sign on the left for the mill. We passed it a few times before going in. Inside is a great store full of patterns, clothes, suits, sweaters, hats, gloves made from...More
We enjoyed our tour of the Islay Woollen Mill very much, especially the chance to see the antique looms in action. What a beautiful selection of woollen goods, too! Definitely worth a visit if you are on Islay. Thank you for your warm hospitality, Gordon!
Mr Covell and his wife Sheila know how to make people feel welcome. The mill is living history in itself and on the other hand keeps producing top products that are appreciated and sold on a world scale. Every time I go to Islay this...More
We were given a brief tour and information on the history of this woollen mill by the owner, Gordon. Fascinating, with plenty of opportunity to purchase some lovely items woven at the mill. Do not pass it by.
As a spinner and dyer this shop was such a treat for me. The owner is very helpful and friendly and takes you on a tour of the mill. He explained the origin of the various tartans . Beautiful assortment of tartans and ready made...More