Edinburgh Royal Mile

Old Town Weaving Co

Based in the building that once housed the old reservoir

Castlehill, Edinburgh

2013

 

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1.

Looms in the Basement

 Old Town Weaving Company  -  Looms in the Basement

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  - peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                         Photograph taken on January 26, 2013

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2.

View across the Large Sales Floor - 1

This whole area used to be filled with water.  It was a reservoir inside the building at the top of Calton Hill

 Old Town Weaving Co  -  View across the Large Open Sales Floor

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  - peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                          Photograph taken on January 26, 2013

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3.

View across the Large Sales Floor - 2

This whole area used to be filled with water.  It was a reservoir inside the building at the top of Calton Hill

 Old Town Weaving Co  -  View across the Large Open Sales Floor

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  - peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                          Photograph taken on January 26, 2013

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4.

Kilts through the Ages  -  Part 1

A small exhibition on the stairs above the large sales floor

Old Town Weaving Co  -  Kilts through the Ages  -  Part 1

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  - peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                          Photograph taken on January 26, 2013

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5.

Kilts through the Ages  -  Part 1

A small exhibition on the stairs above the large sales floor

Old Town Weaving Co  -  Kilts through the Ages  -  Part 2

 Copyright: Peter Stubbs  - peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk                                                          Photograph taken on January 26, 2013

 

Enlarge these 5 photos

   Old Town Weaving Company  -  Looms in the Basement

   Old Town Weaving Co  -  View across the Large Open Sales Floor

   Old Town Weaving Co  -  View across the Large Open Sales Floor

   Old Town Weaving Co  -  Kilts through the Ages  -  Part 1

   Old Town Weaving Co  -  Kilts through the Ages  -  Part 2

Recollections

1.

Lilian Young

Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA

Thank you to Lilian Young who wrote about a return visit to Edinburgh that she made in 2006.

Lilian wrote:

Weaving

Edinburgh and Scottish Borders

"The kilt weaving and tartan/gift shop near the Castle esplanade was a wonderful place to see on our 2006 trip.

In the past, we had always gone to the woollen mills in the Border towns to purchase our tartan.  However, we were astounded, in 2006, to find them all closed down.

In Selkirk we went to the Visitors' Centre to ask where we could purchase tartan and were informed that we would have to go to China.

We thought the informant was being rude, but were informed that most of the tartans were now woven in China.

We were ecstatic when we found the shop on the Royal Mile and were able to get our tartan, and a great many other 'MADE IN SCOTLAND' items"

Lilian Young, Hamilton Square, New Jersey:  February 13, 2013

 

Castlehill

Royal Mile

 

 

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