Established in 1845, Ayrshire Chamber member Robert Mackie of Scotland are still going strong 175 years later.

Located in Stewarton, Scotland’s famous ‘Bonnet Toun’, the company who began making traditional Scottish Glengarry and Balmoral headwear known as “Bonnets”, have grown over the years to become a leading Scottish knitwear manufacturer of luxury hats, scarves & gloves.

Supplying some of the UK’s best known high street brands through their Customer Own Design service, they have in recent years expanded into the wholesale area and support many smaller businesses with their own branded MACKIE products. With designs that draw on the rich textile heritage of Ayrshire, MACKIE products have become famous for quality and use of vibrant colour, and with everything made in-house at their factory in Stewarton, everything is 100% “Made in Scotland”.

Graeme Haddow, owner & Managing Director of the company said “For a company to reach a milestone birthday such as 50 these days it is a great achievement, but 175 years is almost unheard of and we are exceptionally proud of this. We have a great team of dedicated and skilled staff, most of who live locally and whose knowledge and expertise has in a lot of cases been passed down through generations. Keeping these skills alive has been a great focus for us, as has been supporting the community. We only hope that we can continue to do this for another 175 years.”