The Woolmill

Knockando Woolmill has been producing textiles since at least 1784. After more than two centuries of continuous production, Knockando Woolmill faced an uncertain future.

The buildings, Category A listed and cited as 'internationally significant' by Historic Scotland, were in a critical condition and the machinery in sore need of renovation. Once the current weaver, Hugh Jones retired, his specialist knowledge and skills would go with him and an important piece of Scottish history would disappear forever.

Following an extensive restoration period where all the Category A listed Victorian machinery was painstakingly dismantled, restored and rebuilt, the Woolmill is now fully operational.

Carding

Spinning

Warping

Weaving

Plying and Hanking