Johnstons of Elgin

"As Scotland's premier Cashmere manufacturer, Johnstons core values of quality and integrity since 1797 are well matched with those of Bill's (or as my former teacher and coach, Mr McLaren!) not to mention his and Bette's love of Scottish Cashmere.

Many of our staff were taught by him and some of us played for Hawick to his commentary, so the connection is a strong one indeed.

Everyone at Johnstons feels delighted and privileged to be associated with this truly great man and to playing a part in his ongoing legacy benefiting true rugby and sport lovers worldwide for years to come"

Nick Bannerman, Managing Director (Hawick), Johnstons of Elgin

Independently run since 1797, Johnstons has been making beautiful knitwear, clothing and accessories from the most luxurious wools known to man for over two centuries. They still produce all their woven accessories, homewares and much more at their mill on the banks of the River Lossie in Elgin. Meanwhile, Johnstons knitwear is crafted at their factory in Hawick.

For more information on Johnstons of Elgin please visit

The Bill McLaren Foundation is kindly sponsored by:

the famous grouse johnstons cashmere QubeGB Scottish Widows Scottish Hydro Emirates Buccleuch Charitable Foundation