If it’s not warm, soft and tartan, I don’t want it around my neck.

In recent years, I have become something of a tartan kleptomaniac. With every day thay I live away from Scotland, I become more aware of how important my identity and culture is… and my love for tartan grows even stronger!

My most recent tartan additions are these gorgeous lambswool scarves. Produced at Knockando Woolmill in northeast Scotland, they’re not only a beautiful winter accessory, but also a reminder of the quality of Scotland’s manufacturing heritage.

The Woolmill has been manufacturing woollen textiles continuously since 1784 and was recently award a significant sum for its restoration. With all products designed at Knockando and drawing on the local landscape, they are a both unique in their aesthetic and production process.

My favourite is the Merrick Shepherd Scarf. It’s twice the width of a standard scarf and was traditionally used by shepherds to wrap lambs. It’s so cosy and a statement piece to take me (and my neck) right through into spring.

The second scarf is the Woolmill Tartan Scarf. Inspired by the surrounding area of the mill, the colours reflect the rust from the tin roof, blue from the burn (a little river) and green from the fields. Inspired. Gorgeous. Wearable. Mine.

If you’re ever in northeast Scotland (where I’m from), you should definitely pop in to Knockando. It’s a stunning area of Scotland. Oh, and did I mention that the Woolmill has a coffee shop? Get there!


The Woolmill Tartan Scarf and Merrick Shepherd scarf are priced at £19 and £45 respectively.

Read more about Knockando Woolmill and check out their range of scarves here