Posted on June 07, 2016 by Emma Nicolson
Knockando Woolmill is one of the winners of the 2016 European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards, Europe’s highest honour in the heritage field.
The award has been attached on the wall at the Visitor Centre entrance, where it is taking pride of place. The distinguished award from Europa Nostra reflects immensely well on everyone involved.
The Woolmill received the award for the category 'Conservation'. There were only four other winners of the award in the UK, one of which was also for conservation.
The full list of winners, and information about the awards are available on the Europa Nostra website: http://www.europanostra.org/laureates-2016/
Deep in the Spey Valley, Knockando Woolmill continues an unbroken 200 year old tradition, producing woven fabric on its historic looms.
Knockando Woolmill has always been at the heart of the local community. Listed as the 'Wauk Mill' in parish records from 1784, the mill has since maintained its traditions of spinning and weaving through generations of families.
All profits go to the Knockando Woolmill Trust to ensure the future of the Woolmill.
Scottish Charity No. SC030167