New Owner For Strathmore Woollen CompanyNeil Hardie
The 69 year old Forfar business, Strathmore Woollen Company, based in Forfar, has announced the sale of the organisation to Christine Donaldson, who has worked in the textiles industry for the past 30 years.
To ensure a seamless transition, David Cowley, who took over ownership of the authentic tartan suppliers in 1983 and Jonathan Brown, Managing Director, will continue in their present roles.
The Strathmore Woollen Company was established in 1949 following a partnership between Don Brothers, Buist & Co of Forfar and Ballantynes of Peebles. Under the new owner, the company will continue to trade as normal from its long established premises at Station Works on North Street. The firm, renowned for its premium quality woven tartan fabric and associated products, has an extensive customer base in the UK and overseas, with around half of the company’s products exported.
The directors had been looking for someone to succeed them for a while and are more than pleased that this has now been achieved with the sale to Christine Donaldson. Christine has worked within the Scottish Borders textiles industry for 30 years, but is originally from the local area. Her commercial experience and enthusiasm for supporting Scottish businesses make her ideally suited to ensure the continuity of the long established company.