Knockando Woollen Mill

The oldest continously working wool mill in Scotland

The Knockando Woollen Mill offers a unique glimpse into the country’s rich textile heritage.

The popular visitor attraction was established in 1784 and now stands as one of the oldest continuosly operating woollen mills in Scotland.

Steeped in history, it is one of Speyside’s fascinating stories that will appeal to history enthusiasts and lovers of traditional craftsmanship.

Visitors to the mill can take a guided tour that demonstrates the intricate processes involved in transforming raw wool into beautiful woven products. The mill’s original Victorian machinery is still in use today, and showcases its remarkable complexity. The tours provide insights into the dyeing, spinning, and weaving techniques that have been preserved and passed down through generations.

Beyond the machinery, Knockando Woollen Mill’s picturesque setting along the River Spey adds to its charm. The surrounding landscapes are perfect for leisurely walks, allowing visitors to soak in the natural beauty of the area.

And with three distilleries within walking distace, there’s lots for all interest.

The mill shop offers a selection of locally-produced woollen goods, from cozy blankets to stylish scarves, providing perfect souvenirs of the visit.

The woollen mill is not just a step back in time but a celebration of Scottish heritage and craftsmanship, making it an essential stop for any traveller exploring Speyside.

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