Knockando Mill Summer News

Knockando Woolmill Tartan throw


I haven’t figured out yet how to just take the whole email and transpose it onto here but I have cut and pasted a press release from Knockando Mill with some events for the summer.  When I was in Scotland this year, I was hoping to get to the Mill for a visit but unfortunately I didn’t make it so it will have to wait for another time.  It looks like a lovely place to spend a summer afternoon.




Summer Events at the Woolmill

Family Fun at the Woolmill
Summer has arrived and we’ve got lots of things to look forward to here at the Woolmill! Our Learning and Outreach Manager, Elidh, has a jam packed family activities schedule happening throughout July and August.  These activities are designed for families, with parents/carers and children taking part together. You explore the delights of the woolmill site, both outdoors and in, and some activities involve a range of art/craft materials and dyestuffs. Activities cost £2 per participant, child or adult. For more information head over to our website, to book an activity please phone 01340 810 345.

Garden Restoration Open Day

The restoration of Knockando Woolmill garden is now well under way.  Come along for a Strawberry Tea and find out more about the project on Sunday the 21st July between 1pm and 3pm.

Once home to a family garden, this is one of the last parts of the mill to be reinstated since the restoration project began in 2010.  BBC Scotland’s Beechgrove Garden has selected Knockando Woolmill’s garden as one of its community projects. The Beechgrove Garden design sensitively incorporates the history of the mill and has made provision for a dye plant garden, vegetable plots and beehives, inspired by the Woolmill’s crofting past.

Groundwork and drystone walling has begun with final planting due to take place by the Beechgrove Garden at the beginning of September.

The Woolmill is looking for organisations and individuals able to help restore the garden by volunteering their time, skills, materials or plants.  People with dry stone walling, paving and edging skills, as well and planting and propagating skills are all needed.  Donations of plants and building materials will also be very gratefully received! If you are able to contribute in any way please come along to our open event or email Val and Jenny or call on 01340 810 345.