At Lochcarron of Scotland our roots are firmly in traditional tartan manufacturing, with authentic craftsmanship as the foundation of our brand. We are immensely proud of our heritage and our home in the town of Selkirk. The Scottish Borders is home to beautiful scenery, for instance, the wonderful Abbotsford House is just a few miles from our Mill. A beautiful location, rich in history and character, Abbotsford was home to Sir Walter Scott. Scott was one of Scotland’s greatest sons, a renowned writer and a famous champion of the Scottish Borders.
The silhouette of the breath-taking Abbotsford house can be seen in the behind the scenes glimpse of our Spring Summer '20 photoshoot. From the impressive architecture it’s clear why Abbotsford is known as an iconic building of the 19th century. The creativity of Sir Walter Scott extended beyond the impressive architecture of his home to the beautiful grounds, containing three different gardens.
Our Spring Summer ‘20 shoot took place across the beautiful Regency Gardens; a period typical formal style garden design that created ‘rooms’ across the landscape of the garden. There are three outdoor rooms at Abbotsford, the South Court, Morris Garden and Walled Garden. The Walled Garden was Sir Walter Scott’s kitchen garden, reached via a delightful stone archway from the Morris Garden, pictured below.
The largest of the gardens at one acre, the Walled Garden boasts flowering plants alongside herbs, fruits and vegetables. In Scott’s day the produce grown here would have supplied his kitchen, feeding his family and the great many guests he entertained at his home. Today the Walled Gardens supply the onsite Cafe– the Ochiltree – with seasonal produce. The beautiful scent filled flowers within the Walled Garden provided a stunning backdrop to showcase our latest accessories collection. The vast array of plants and flowers thriving in the gardens set the scene perfectly.
Spring Summer 20
Our Spring Summer Collection took inspiration by the work of talented Scottish artists, Pat Kramek, Emma Davis and Deborah Phillips. A painting from each artist provided colour palette inspiration for this seasons designs. Our newest collection is a colourful offering, featuring soft and subtle feminine tones alongside bright and bold statement pieces.
Our latest accessory collection features designs in a variety of compositions, from extra fine merino, linen blends and a luxurious blend of silk and cashmere. A sumptuous collection of lightweight accessories, including scarves and stoles. The symphony of colour present in the splendid gardens at Abbotsford complimented our collection beautifully. This season we celebrate the arts in Scotland, from our initial inspirations to presenting our luxurious accessories at the home of Sir Walter Scott.