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Being a rural brand: Roundtable discussion
Being a rural brand: Roundtable discussion

Sat, 25 Mar


Prickly Thistle Heritage Mill (Alness)

Being a rural brand: Roundtable discussion

Join Clare Campbell from Prickly Thistle for a roundtable discussion about what it’s like being a rural brand, sharing the highs, lows and the next steps.

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Date, Time & Location

25 Mar 2023, 15:30 – 17:30 GMT

Prickly Thistle Heritage Mill (Alness), Evanton Industrial Estate, Unit 11D Beechwood Rd, Evanton, Alness IV16 9XJ

About the event

Prickly Thistle invites you to a roundtable discussion about being a rural brand: the highs, the lows, and the next steps.

Tea, coffee and rebellious discussion will be provided. Donations are appreciated to cover refreshments.

There are 20 tickets available for this event.


This event is being held in person only. Please note the mill toilets are not accessible for wheelchair users but the rest of the mill is.

If you have any accessibility requirements, please email Liisa at and we will do our best to help.


With relentless passion, Prickly Thistle is creating a new future for Scotland's iconic cloth of identity. The Highland Tartan Rebels are trailblazing a fight against global rises in fast fashion and petrochemical clothing and are the only B Corp mill in the UK. They produce storytelling tartans and make clothes for womxn by womxn, designed and built to make sh#t happen, all with a unique style of their own.


Clare Campbell is the founder of Prickly Thistle and a rebel Highlander with a passion for identity. Born in Inverness, Clare found her inner rebel in late 2015 and a new purpose that would weave everything she cared about into a single passion. Despite the difficulties that she knew lay ahead, Clare was committed to restoring a future for powerful storytelling tartan designs, and to eventually return artisan tartan weaving skills and disruptive product collections back to the Highlands of Scotland. Prickly Thistle was destined to become a brand of endurance.

The SFS Spring Gathering is part-funded by Creative Scotland’s Open Fund, made possible with funds from The National Lottery and Scottish Government.

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