Famously Hawick, the cashmere, tweed and whisky town

Famously Hawick, the cashmere, tweed and whisky town

Five premium producers in one town. Made here. Sold Here. Sustainable. Famously Green.

Included in the price is:

  • Two tours, one production tour at Johnston’s of Elgin and one production tour at the Borders Distillery. Both tours are approximately one hour maximum in length
  • One course lunch with coffee

On this tour you will visit

  • Johnston’s of Elgin, a world-renowned manufacturer for men, ladies and children. The company has won many awards, has a Royal warrant and makes for many famous labels including Chanel. It is the only manufacturer in Scotland which is capable of taking natural fibres from a raw state through every stage of the process to perfectly finished products in cashmere, vicuna, lambswool and merino.  The production tour is a fascinating insight into production and quality control.
  • Lunch is in the coffee shop where all food is locally sourced and home-made.

  • Hawico is one of the leading cashmere brands in the world today and is committed to producing luxurious cashmere knitwear in every conceivable colour for men and women. You can watch seamless garments being knitted from the viewing gallery.
  • Lovat Mill has the largest selection of stocked woven tweeds in Scotland, fitting for the town that is the home of tweed. Here you can buy tweed by the metre for clothing and country pursuits. Lovat Mill is also famous for its woven throws and blankets, as well as offering a wide selection of accessories including hand crafted bags and Tweed caps.
  • William Lockie knitwear store produces the softest finest and most luxurious range of knitwear in cashmere, lambswool, merino, camelhair and super Geelong in sweators and accessories.  Lockie’s, as it is affectionately called, dates back to 1874 and remains family owned with skilled workers from the same families.
  • The Borders Distillery is dedicated to producing the finest single malt whisky. It uses barley grown on 12 local farms all within a 35-mile radius of the distillery.  After the tour you choose two samples from vodka, gin and whisky to taste. Alternatively, you can take away in miniatures to enjoy later or gifts for family and friends.
8 hours

Meeting point: City centre hotel where guests are staying e.g. Intercontinental the George Hotel

End point: City centre hotel where guests are staying.

Days: Wednesdays to Saturdays

Mondays and Tuesdays during school holidays

Start time: 9.15 am

End time: 5.15 pm

Price includes

  • Silver Swan Travel door-to-door private transport in a VW 6-seater multivan with driver or a Mercedes 13-seater minibus with driver.
  • Accompaniment by guide (myself)
  • A whole day experience (8 hours)
  • One hour production tour at Johnston’s of Elgin
  • One hour whisky distillery tour with 2 sample tastings at The Borders Distillery
  • One course lunch with coffee
Child Friendly:

Tour for up to 10 people

Price per adult:

  • 1 adult £930
  • 2 adults £985
  • 3 adults £1040
  • 4 adults £1095
  • 5 adults £1150
  • 6 adults £1205
  • 7 adults £1420
  • 8 adults £1475
  • 9 adults £1530
  • 10 adults £1585

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Map to meeting point

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