Johnstons Of Elgin Cashmere Visitor Centre

Arts & Crafts

New Mill, Elgin, Moray, IV30 4AF

    Johnstons of Elgin has been creating the finest woollen and cashmere cloth, clothing and accessories since 1797.

    Johnstons of Elgin: 216 years in the making

    Cashmere, the finest fibre in existence, has been prized throughout the centuries for its warmth and softness. As popular with climbers scaling Everest as it is with those simply following the latest fashion trends, cashmere is a true luxury product - and one that will be irrevocably associated with the Johnstons of Elgin name.

    The process begins in the farthest reaches of Mongolia, where the raw material is combed by hand from the downy undercoat of the rare cashmere goat. From there, the fibre is shipped to the Johnstons of Elgin mill, on the banks of the River Lossie. Here, on the same site that the company has occupied since 1797, the cashmere is dyed, teased, carded, spun and hand-finished by the latest generation of Elgin craftsmen. And, though the enterprise now covers 20 acres, employs 790 people and utilises some of the most advanced textile equipment in the world, the basic production process - and the superior quality of the end product - has changed very little since the company's founding.

    Visitors are welcome to find out more about the production process on one of our popular free mill tours.

    Free mill tours are available daily in Elgin and Hawick

    Monday - Thursday: All Day
    Friday: Mornings only

    Visit our shop in Elgin

    Take time to browse our ladieswear, menswear and childrenswear collections at our spectacular 5* visitor destination.

    From fashionistas to foodies, at Johnstons of Elgin we cater for everyone in our stunning Food Hall. We pride ourselves as one of the world's finest cashmere producers. The same values are shared when it comes to selecting the finest foods - from local produce to global specialities, only the best is good enough.

    Enjoy Scottish home baking, freshly ground coffee, speciality teas or a light meal in our bright and airy coffee shop. Let us tempt you with fine homemade soups, fresh salads and award winning salmon.

    The Coffee Shop is open 7 days, serving morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea. We source local produce, and are now adding the finest ingredients from the Food Hall to the menu.

    St Andrews

    While touring the Kingdom of Fife, visit Johnstons of Elgin on Pilmour Links in St Andrews for a unique chance to purchase your own piece of Johnstons cashmere, lambswool or tweed. The staff are all experts in their trade, offering an outstanding service and advice on colour and style. You can be assured a warm welcome.

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    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

    Open 7 Days Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5.30 pm, Sunday 11am-5pm


    • Breakfast Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Gluten Free
    • Lunch Available
    • Patio/Beer Garden
    • Restaurant
    • Shop
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegan Meals Available
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian Food Available

    Dietary Options

    • Nut Free Meals


    • ASVA Member
    • Level Access
    • Picnic Area
    • Smoking Restricted

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Gift Shop

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Delta Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Free Parking On-Site


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available


    • Toilets

    Languages Spoken

    • French Speaking


    • Town Location

    Special Requirements

    • Allergy Sufferers
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Pets Welcome By Arrangement
    • School Groups Welcome

    Wedding Services

    • Reception Facilities

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- FROM Elgin Railway Station: Turn right and travel straight ahead at roundabout. At next roundabout, which meets A96, travel straight ahead and continue for half a mile. Situated on right on a sharp bend veering off to the left.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- FROM Aberdeen Airport: Make for the A96 Travel in Westerly direction for 70 miles. FROM Inverness Airport: Make for the A96 travel in Easterly direction for 35 miles.

    Transport within Scotland

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    • There is a lift


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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