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Lochcarron of Scotland is a Five-Star VisitScotland tourist attraction.  We are the largest remaining working textile mill in the Scottish Borders.  The mill is based in the beautiful Scottish Borders town of Selkirk.  The town has a long and rich history with the textile industry, at one point over seven thousand townsfolk were employed within various aspects of textile manufacturing.

Why not experience our popular mill tour, which will go through step by step the processes of creating our famous tartan and tweed cloth, which are used by well known designers on the catwalk.

Customer car park. Our facilities are child friendly.  All public areas are fully wheelchair accessible.  We also offer fully designated disabled parking and WC facilities and welcome assistance dogs. We have fully trained first aiders in mill, and visitor centre. 

We offer a large selection of products which are created from within our mill, as well as other gift items, you can buy off the peg items to take away or can have a custom made to measure items such as a kilt, tailored skirt and serape. These items will be forwarded on to the customer when made and ready to ship. We have exclusive collections of knitwear, coats and jackets are complemented by a wide range of accessories and gift items. We also have a beautiful range of clothing accessories to accompany and brighten up any outfit.

Lochcarron of Scotland Mill Tours

Mill Tours

Find out the history behind Lochcarron and experience the present on a unique mill tour. With expert guides you can see how our fabrics and accessories are made and learn just how far they travel once they leave Scotland. From designing and manufacturing to catwalk collections you truly catch a glimpse of a successful working textile mill.

Full tours are scheduled Monday - Thursday however Fridays are by appointment only due to this being a non-working day for our production.

As the world’s leading manufacturer of tartan we have over 700 authentic Scottish tartans available to you, all woven at our Selkirk mill.

Lochcarron of Scotland Coffee Shop

Coffee Shop

As well as a fabulous place to shop, our coffee shop is bright and spacious and a great place to get together with friends for a cup of fair trade coffee from the Edinburgh Coffee Company and a delicious locally sourced food for lunches and snacks. Afternoon tea is now availble from Monday - Saturday 2.00pm - 4.00pm. Also available during our spring and summer months are iced coffee drinks.

Pick up one of our Coffee Cards for every 8 coffees you buy you’ll get a 9th free.

Just 2 minutes from the A7 with ample parking and free WiFi too.

Lochcarron Visitor Centre Food & Coffee Menu

Lochcarron of Scotland's Shop

Visitor Centre

Lochcarron have kilted numerous celebrities over the years, everyone from Shrek to Sean Connery and have woven fabrics for the world’s top fashion houses including Vivienne Westwood, Ralph Lauren, Paul Smith, Burberry and John Paul Gaultier to name but a few.

You are certainly in very good company at Lochcarron and have the opportunity to buy top quality Scottish products including our exclusive range of knitwear and accessories in cashmere and the finest natural fibres, and there’s something to suit all budgets too.

Visitor Centre Opening Times Tour Times

Our usual hours are noted here but please also see below for opening times over the holiday period.

Monday - 9am - 5pm

Tuesday - 9am - 5pm

Wednesday - 9am - 5pm

Thursday - 9am - 5pm

Friday - 9am - 5pm

Saturday - 9am - 5pm

Sunday - Closed

(public and local holidays excluded)


Monday - Thursday
4 times daily - 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm
Or by appointment
(public and local holidays excluded - Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 1st week of January)

£9.95pp (under 14's free)
£8.95pp concession, student or military
Group discounts available for groups 10+

Tickets for the mill tour are available from the Visitor Centre Checkout.

For all enquires please contact our helpful staff,
who will be happy to help you.

Lochcarron Visitor Centre
Waverley Mill
Dunsdale Road

Telephone: 01750 726 100

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42 miles south of Edinburgh city centre on the A7 and 76 miles from Newcastle on the A696 & A68

BY CAR: driving time will take 25 minutes. Enter into Sat Nav our Postcode: TD7 5DZ.

BY RAIL: travelling time will take 50 minutes.  Go to Edinburgh Waverly Station - Galashiels. click on Train Timetable

BY BUS:  Galashiles - Selkirk Bus Station beside Galashiels Train Station at the Interchange, bus 73 company: Border Buses Timetable

Edinburgh - Selkirk X95 Border Buses - click on Timetable