Posted on January 27, 2017 by Emma Nicolson
Yesterday we headed down to The Highlands and Islands Creative Campus (located at Blair Steading on the Altyre Estate near Forres) to see an exhibit of GSA’s Winter School projects. The purpose of their projects was to explore how our present language, habits and behaviours are inherited from the past.
As an inspiration, one group came down to the Woolmill to learn about its history. The thought processes / conclusion of their research question 'How Can Knockando Better Balance Production with Tourist and Community Engagement' was presented to us at the exhibition.
Photos of their presentation can be seen below.
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