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Venture off the beaten track to the beautiful Scottish Borders and enjoy a privately guided visit to the country’s most prestigious cashmere and tartan mills, including Johnstons of Elgin, weavers by Royal Appointment to HRH Prince Charles. On this full day tour led by knowledgeable textiles guide, Kitty MacKenzie, go behind the scenes and meet the highly skilled craftspeople who make Scottish luxury textiles for leading fashion houses around the world.



Chauffeur driven return journey from the hotel through the picturesque Borders, just an hour south of Edinburgh.

Private and tailored tour of Johnstons of Elgin including coffee on arrival and a light lunch followed by a visit to Lovat Mill and Lochcarron, where guests can also enjoy an afternoon tea cake.

Tour is in English. Italian, French and Spanish also included and available on request.


The Cashmere, Tartan and Tweed Trail starts from £715 for 2 people, including a chauffeur and private guide.


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Bespoke Tours include an opportunity to design handmade kilts, kilted skirts and Highland dress. Guests can also design their own family tartan or tweed (by appointment with the designers).


Please note: This tour can only be conducted Monday to Friday. On Saturdays the mill tours are closed so the tour will include a Tartan Table Talk at a tartan mill, a visit to the Johnstons of Elgin shop and visitor centre and a trip to a whisky distillery in Hawick. A visit to Abbotsford house (home of Sir Walter Scott, overlooking the river Tweed and by the beautiful town of Melrose) can also be arranged.


Each experience must be booked 72 hours in advance and a 100% cancellation fee policy applies.