Make a lasting impression!

Make a lasting impression!

An ‘Edinburgh new town’ Scottish textile walking tour.

Discover three unique shops which introduce you to ‘forever’ garments. You will love what you buy and want to keep for ever and indeed they will last for ever, such is the quality of the products.

As we stroll between shops,  I shall tell you about the history of the new town with its beautiful neo-classical buildings.

We shall visit:

  • Johnstons of Elgin, Multrees Walk
  • Brora, Frederick Street
  • Stewart Christie & Sons, Queen Street

‘Good and innovative craftsmanship is the key to the success of every British textile business today’ (Princess Royal) and the three shops we visit are no exception.

Founded in 1797, Johnstons of Elgin produce luxurious woven and knitted products for men, women and children.  World renowned, the company is family owned, has a Royal Warrant  and has won numerous awards. Products include jumpers, cardigans and accessories in fashionable ‘designer’  and classic styles in cashmere, merino wool, lambswool and other fine yarns, dependent on the seasons.

‘British textiles have always been and will always be at the heart of what we do’ (Victoria Stapleton, Founder of Brora). The ethos of Brora is to create beautiful fashion which is stylish yet timeless. Colour inspiration often comes from the Scottish landscape and bold art in this family business. Victoria is not afraid of using or blending unusual colours and prints. As well as Scottish cashmere, British tailoring and Liberty prints, European linen and Indian embroidery is used in a broad range of products of men, women and children.

Stewart Christie & Co is the oldest tailor in Scotland. Founded in 1700, the company offer bespoke tailoring, made to measure, highland wear and ceremonial wear for men and women.  There is a vast array of products for men and women including coats, jackets, skirts, knitwear, millinery, gilets and accessories including leather belts and sporrans. You will have the unique opportunity to watch a kiltmaker and tailor at work. The ladies and gents shops (next door to each other) are a joy to enter because of the interiors decorated with historic items and pictures associated with tailoring.

3 hours

Meeting point: City centre hotel or outside the entrance to Johnstons of Elgin, Multrees Walk

End Point: Stewart Christie & Co or escorted back to city centre hotel

Additional: Additional costs

Purchases in these three unique, high-quality shops. Cash and card payments are accepted.  10% discount on the day for all purchases in Johnstons of Elgin and in Brora (excluding sale items in Brora).

Tuesdays to Saturdays
Start time: 2.00pm
End time: 5.00pm


Child Friendly:

£150 per tour for groups of up to 10 people

Images From This Tour

Map to meeting point

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