Interested in Renfrewshire’s textile and weaving heritage? Visit the atmospheric Weaver’s Cottage in Kilbarchan, a National Trust property.
You’ll be transported back to a time when hand-woven textiles were the pride of Scotland’s weaving industry.
The Weaver’s Cottage vividly recreates the living and working conditions of a typical handloom weaver. With low ceiling beams and period furniture, you’ll get an insight into the lives of the weavers before the Industrial Revolution.
With self-led and guided tours, children’s activities and knowledgeable staff, the Cottage is a great wee place to explore.
The Cottage also boasts a beautiful garden, where traditional dye plants including woad and madder are grown, along with a wide range of cottage garden plants.
- Step back in time to when Kilbarchan was at the heart of a thriving textile industry.
- Experience what it was like to live in this atmospheric cottage over 200 years ago.
- See the last working handloom in the village.
- Look out for plants that were once used to make fabric dyes in the pretty cottage garden.