The Isle Mill – Beautiful 100% Wool Throws
The Isle Mill is part of the Macnaughton Group, a family company which was founded more than 200 years ago. It is recognised as the foremost weaver and wholesaler of soft furnishing and upholstery fabrics in Scotland.
Combining the finest natural fibres with time-honoured techniques, the Isle Mill designs and weaves distinctive fabrics, many of which take their inspiration from the natural splendour and breath-taking colours of the surrounding Scottish Highlands.
The Isle Mill originated in Dumfriesshire, in the fortified tower which still features on the company logo today. It started out with only four looms and a handful of local workers, but due to its significant growth under the management of the Macnaughton family, the business was relocated to Aberdeen in the early 1970s.
Here it diversified from traditional tweeds and tie cloths into tartans and throws. The business flourished, and in the late 1980s the decision was taken to expand further, into soft furnishing and upholstery fabrics. This successful move into the furnishings market precipitated the mill’s relocation to the Highland town of Keith, located between Aberdeen and Inverness, where it is situated in spectacular countryside, nestling beside the same burn that feeds one of Scotland’s most famous distilleries.