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Thur
9.30am - 7.00pm

Fri - Sat
9.30am - 5.00pm

Sunday

Fittings are by appointment only.

For more information or to book your fitting appointment, contact the team at Millsom & Main today.

 

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Made in Scotland Lambswool Scarves


 

Available from: 41 Union Terrace                                                                              £18.95


 

Style and grace for a beautiful face

Stylish and luxurious.

Our must have collection of 100% brushed lambswool plain and tartan scarves are an essential accessory for any wardrobe.

On trend tartan scarves are presented with heritage checks or an array of plain colours available to suit your style choice.

Handcrafted in the beautiful Scottish Borders these scarves are made from the finest yarn, with Scottish water creating the super soft feel.

Whether it’s a gift or a little treat for yourself, a classic lambswool scarf is the perfect sartorial gift.

For more information and to see the full Lambswool Scarves range, pop in to Millsom and Main at 41 Union Terrace in Aberdeen

 

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The Work Of  The Weavers

tartan weave"If it wasna for the weavers what wad they do?

They wadna hae claith made oot o' oor woo',

They wadna hae a coat neither black or blue,

Ginit wasna for the wark o' the weavers."

(David Shaw, died 1856)

Weaving was traditionally man's work. From the 1780's until the early 19th century the most skilled handloom weavers enjoyed a privileged position.

Their status as the aristocrats of labour is suggested by the pseudo-heraldic symbols of their trade.

The weavers owed their position to the power spinning machinery which produced large quantities of cheap yarn.

This allowed the weavers to command high prices as demand grew for finished cloth.

By about 1820 there were some 50,000 handlooms in operation, but only 2000 powerlooms.

To help improve the quality of weaving, societies such as Glasgow Highland Society awarded prizes and medals to promising craftsmen.

Many weavers were members of literary, debating and sporting societies, and were staunch supporters of radical politics.

Several weaver-poets, such as Robert Tannahill from Paisley, produced popular works.

The decline began when strikes to fix rates of pay failed in 1812.

Weavers' wages began to fall dramatically after 1820 as immigration to the weaving towns created a labour surplus.

By the 1840s, when powerlooms had been perfected, the handloom weavers of Scotland had declined to destitution and near extinction.

For more information about the weavers, contact the team at Millsom and Main today 

 

Handmade Kilts

Set6-4 (Copy)A beautifully hand tailored kilt complimented with a beautifully tailored jacket and waistcoat finished with accessories specially chosen to enhance your outfit for that special occasion.

Millsom & Main have been creating, designing and manufacturing your ideas for over 20 years.

With over 700 hundred tartans to choose from (all woven in Scotland) in Clan, Family or District tartans.

Millsom & Main can help you make the right choice in selecting your tartan and with expert product and fitting knowledge Millsom & Main ensure that you purchase a full Highland Dress outfit with confidence.

For more information or to arrange a consultation and fitting, contact the team at Millsom & Main 

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