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Tour of Prickly Thistle Heritage Mill
Tour of Prickly Thistle Heritage Mill

Sat, 25 Mar


Prickly Thistle Heritage Mill (Alness)

Tour of Prickly Thistle Heritage Mill

Join Clare Campbell from Prickly Thistle for a tour of the only B Corp mill in the UK, sharing about the operations of a slow fashion textiles manufacturer and the movement it has awoken.

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Date, Time & Location

25 Mar 2023, 13:30 – 15:00 GMT

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

About the event

Prickly Thistle invites you on a tour of the only B Corp mill in the UK. Join founder and Highland rebel Clare Campbell to learn about the story and operations of the slow fashion textiles and clothing manufacturer, as well as the movement the Heritage Mill has awoken in the fight against fast fashion and petrochemical clothing.

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

There are 20 tickets available for this event.

Afterwards, join Clare for a roundtable discussion about being a rural brand from 3.30-5pm. Get tickets for the discussion.


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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