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April 2015
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The Woollen Mill

The Woollen Mill Islay and Jura © Béatrice Delamotte

Besides its distilleries, there is very little shopping to be done on these two islands…fortunately, there is always Woollen Mill! In a pretty house perched above a small mountain stream, Gordon Covell perpetuates the tradition of handmade weavers have brought fame to Scotland. On a century-old machine, he weaves several of the most beautiful Scottish tartans and has dressed the stars of various blockbusters: Mel Gibson in Braveheart, Tom Hanks in Forrest Gump and even Lian Neeson in Rob Roy. As a genuine preserver of the history of tartan, The Woollen Mill is an un-missable spot on the island, if time permits, with its endless tartans and abundant history.
www.islaywoollenmill.co.uk

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