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. 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, Farah and Gabicci, Tulchan, Emreco, Tigi, Viz-a-Viz, Casamia and Castle Knitwear – one of the last true Scottish Mill Shops situated next to our factory in Galston. We also sell bags, purses, scarves and scottish items.

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

Trade Customers

As you may already know, Balmoral Knitwear sadly stopped manufacturing garments in Scotland in 2018 after 122 years. Throughout that time the business was owned and managed by the Mackie family with Jamie, the MD, being the 4th generation. However, you may not be aware that the business has carried on trading under the name Balmoral Mill Shop which was previously the retail division of the business.

We continue to supply our core products using the same yarn specifications, yarn and quality standards. These are sourced from teh same proven partner factories that we have used for many years.

We offer a 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. All products can be supplied either plain or embroidered.

 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. Our knitwear is made from Teflon-treated Wool/Acrylic. The Merino Wool used in the yarn gives a soft handle and warmth to the garment and the acrylic allows it hold it’s shape and makes it longer lasting. The Teflon-treatment adds water repellence and stain resistance, and also makes the fabric resistance to pilling. The garments are machine washable at 40°C.

We have also carefully selected ethically sound offshore partners to supply to our exacting requirements. 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 have 5 generations of experience at this!

a5Balmoral has been in existence for 125 years. All our staff are highly experienced, with decades of experience offering the best knitwear possible for the corporate and school wear markets.