Balmoral Knitwear

At Balmoral Knitwear Scotland we are proud of our rich company history and heritage. Find out more about us in this section of the site.

About Balmoral Knitwear

A warm welcome to Balmoral Knitwear -an independent family business for 5 generations with more than a century of Scottish manufacturing experience. We provide our customers with high quality products and a reliable personal service.
Our philosophy of continuous improvement and investment in the latest machine technology have allowed us to meet the many and varied demands of our growing range of customers. We always aim to surpass our customer’s expectations!
You can depend on us – we are tried, tested and trusted!

Clubs, Societies, Companies & Groups

Balmoral Knitwear can provide the range and quality of embroidered garments that your club or company are looking for. Choose from our huge range of stock garment styles such as Lambswool Sweaters, Wool/Mix Pullovers, Ladies Knitted Jackets, Sweatshirts, Polo Shirts and Hoodies and add the embroidery design of your choice. We provide a fast and reliable delivery service. We have more than 100 years of manufacturing and embroidery experience.

Retail Mill Shop

Browse and Buy –choose from the selection of quality Brands stocked in our own Balmoral Mill Shop including:  Balmoral, Glenmuir, Tulchan, Hawick Knitwear, Peter Scott, Farah and Gabicci- one of the last true Scottish Mill Shops situated next to our factory in Galston.

Balmoral Mill Shop, 28-30 Polwarth Street, Galston, Ayrshire. KA4 8HG

Tel: 01563 820213 Email:

Mill Shop Opening Times

Monday to Saturday – 10am-4pm, Sunday – Closed

Open Bank Holiday Mondays – 10am-4pm
Closed 25 December 2018 to 3 January 2019


Trade Customers

We offer a large range of items that are stocked in our onsite warehouse ready for fast despatch. There is practical knitwear for corporatewear and schoolwear, as well as garments for leisurewear and sportswear.

Balmoral Knitwear is ideally placed for Bespoke Knitwear which is either ‘Made in Scotland’ at our own factory for smaller order sizes and short lead- times, or manufactured at reliable off-shore factories with competitive pricing for larger contracts from our established, ethical partners. For schoolwear, corporatewear, promotional-wear and sportswear, Balmoral Knitwear has become the most flexible manufacturer of knitwear in the UK. Please visit our trade website

Why Balmoral?


Balmoral Knitwear has the best knitwear for the job.

a1Our knitwear is regularly scored higher for quality and long-term wear than any of our competitors.

What’s more, we continually invest in new machinery, technology and yarns.

This year we have added fine-knit Cotton/Acrylic knitwear to our existing range of TPA Acrylic, Teflon-treated Wool/Acrylic and Wool/Nylon yarns.

We are British!

a2Our manufacturing base remains in our own factory in Scotland where we still produce over 2,000 garments a week, maintaining jobs, skills and paying taxes in our own economy.

Of course we have also carefully selected ethically sound offshore partners for styles we cannot make in the UK and for larger contract quantities. Only those meeting Balmoral Knitwear’s own extremely high standards are used.

We have made a choice not to use knitwear manufacturers in the Far East. All of our off-shore partners are in Eastern Europe ensuring good communications, faster delivery and proven reliability.

We are known for our efficient delivery service.

a3This was a customer email recently: “Also, once again, many thanks for the outstanding service Balmoral have provided this year.  Your deliveries are fantastic – always on time – brilliant!”


We are the most flexible of manufacturers.

a4bWe manufacture in all sorts of yarns, in a range of fabric weights, and we have unique access to a yarn spinner’s library of over 3,000 yarn shades!


We have 5 generations of experience at this!

a5Balmoral Knitwear has been in existence for 120 years. All our staff are highly experienced, most with decades of experience making the best knitwear possible for the corporate and school wear markets.