Weaving our blankets at Knockando Weaving Mill

Knockando Wool Mill in Speyside is the last remaining district wool mill in the UK. Spinning and weaving went hand in hand with agriculture at Knockando. There would be little work carried on in the Wool mill during sowing or harvest time but after shearing, local farmers would bring in their fleeces to be processed

Spinning our fleece at New Lanark Spinning Mill

New Lanark Mill comprises a small 18th-century village some 40 km southeast of Glasgow, Scotland. The mill was founded in 1786 by David Dale who, with Robert Owen, created a Utopian vision of a society without crime, poverty or misery. Originally spinning cotton, the mills were powered by water-wheels and operated from 1786 to 1968.

The Story of SS County Hastings

The Auskerry lighthouse is a distinctive feature on the island. Built in 1866 and standing at over 100 feet tall, it looks out across the flock and the surrounding stretches of water. Despite its imposing size and position, a number of ships have still managed to run aground on the treacherous hidden reefs below the

The Story of the Lighthouse

Auskerry Lighthouse was built between 1864 and 1866 by pioneering lighthouse engineers David and Thomas Stevenson to light the north entrance to the Stronsay Firth. Attached to the lighthouse are two flat-roofed keepers’ flats; the lower one is used all year round as a store and the other is used occasionally in the summer. To