Posted on October 17, 2014 by Emma Nicolson
We had a fantastic response and great number of creative entries in our competition to name our new tartan, created in collaboration with Shilasdair Yarns. The winning name, 'Strathskye' was suggested by no less than 6 different people, spanning the globe from Lincoln to Texas to Elgin! It was the only entry we had multiple suggestions for, and definitely fits the tartan well - taking both our location of Strathspey, and Shilasdair's location on Skye into account. And it sounds lovely too!
Congratulations to the winners, who will each receive a Woolmill Tartan Scarf:
The Knockando Woolmill is based in northeast Scotland and has been manufacturing woollen textiles continuously since 1784. It is recognised as a unique part of Scotland’s manufacturing heritage and was awarded significant funding for its restoration.
The Woolmill seeks to minimise its impact on the environment throughout its sourcing and manufacturing processes whilst staying true to its heritage and traditions.
All profits go to the Knockando Woolmill Trust to ensure the future of the Woolmill.