Family Business Insight – Johnstons of Elgin


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Join Jenny Urquhart (Chairman) and Simon Cotton (CEO) for an insight into over 200 years of tradition & expertise in textile manufacturing.

Alexander Johnston established the Elgin Mill on the banks of the River Lossie over two centuries ago, founding a legacy of fine craft and exquisite fabric. For this family business with over 200 years of tradition and expertise in textile manufacturing, luxury begins with outstanding craftsmanship using the highest quality, natural fibres. Their dedication, patience and love for their craft allows them to lead the world in cashmere and woollens, sourcing only the finest raw materials available and supplying the world’s top luxury brands.

Johnstons of Elgin has been awarded the Royal Warrant of Appointment as Manufacturers of Estate Tweed by HRH The Prince of Wales, Duke of Rothsay. The experience and tradition rooted in their history has been passed down through the generations to ensure that they are preserved and represented in the products made today.

Join us to find out more about the business, their approach to innovation and the way that the family is involved today with non-family CEO, Simon Cotton , and Chairman and family member, Jenny Urquhart.

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