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​Featured Mill - Johnstons of Elgin

Posted by Bookster on 10th Mar 2020

Johnstons of Elgin have been making fine Woollen Cloths in Scotland since 1797. With this length of history it is no wonder that their cloths are exceptional.

By 1810, Johnstons of Elgin had quickly and firmly established themselves as a leader in the wool industry. Estate Tweeds, which are still produced in their Elgin mill.

The 1850s were exceptionally significant to our Johnstons of Elgin story, with James Johnston introducing exotic fibres to the business – which led to the purchasing of our first bale of Cashmere from a London supplier. The newly opened train line connecting London and Elgin, was a significant improvement for transporting raw fibre in and finished goods out to market.

Bookster has used Johnstons of Elgin's tweeds since it's launch. We started Bookster with the Bookster Original Hacking Jacket in a choice of only 5 Tweeds, 3 of those tweeds were Johnston's Saxony and are still offered today..  Shown here made up in our Bookster Original Hacking Jacket pictured in 2007 these cloths are still offered by Bookster today.

Glen Tweed

Glen Tweed Hacking Jacket

Nevis Tweed

Nevis Tweed

Lomond Tweed

Lomond Tweed Hacking Jacket

We are adding the following new cloths to the Bookster website, but here is a link to the full range.


Get in touch if you would like to see samples of any of Johnstons Saxony Cloths. To order garments choose Special Cloth C from the tweed order forms and add the cloth name to the notes.

Please note -  just to save any confusion! We originally named our Johnstons cloths as the mill use to only number them, the names below are Johnston's names but our existing cloths on the site will have different names.  

Johnstons Islay Saxony Tweed

Johnstons Ardesier Saxony Tweed

Johnstons Caradale Saxony Tweed

Caradale Tweed