The Scottish Wool Centre
The Scottish Wool Centre
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Rose
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Friends
This is such a fake tourist attraction. A small, bland cafe, attached to a warehouse full of ‘made in china’ fake Scottish goods, hiking supplies, and one corner of Harris tweed.
‘Scottish Wool Centre’ drew us in to learn about he history of wool, and perhaps to buy some locally made, Scottish produce/wool supplies.
Absolutely disgusting how over-priced and under-whelming the whole place was.
Written May 30, 2021
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Simon M
Newark, United Kingdom39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
We visited here on Tuesday 23rd August and found it by chance whilst passing through. We stayed around for the 3pm sheep and dog demonstration. The gentleman giving this took his time to share his knowledge of the sheep, the history of farming in the area and answered all of our questions. The display with the dog, herding the ducks around the course was great. I wanted to pass on my personal thanks to him and hope that this review let him know that his efforts and knowledge were very appreciated.

The retail section had plenty of choice for all sorts of things and we purchased a couple of ideal gifts from there.

The sheep farming and wool industry in Scotland needs more support and this is a great way to offer some as we pass through.

Plus the car park was free, the centre had a couple of good cafes and the walk along the river was welcomed by our two dogs.
Written August 25, 2022
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Swedishtomcat
Diss, UK4,371 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
We purchased lunch from their café and sat outside to eat our toasties. Then we listened to the shepherd talk about his sheep before watching his border collie herd three ducks around the obstacle course. Talks & demonstrations are at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Finally, had a look round the shop. Best bit was touching the sheep!
Written September 11, 2022
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Karen Clay
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Friends
Fantastic sheep and duck display. Shepherdess very informative- definitely knows her stuff. Sheep shearling today. Good commentary throughout. Learnt a lot about why sheep are shorn. All animals were well looked after especially since it was a bit warm. Plenty of water and shade for the sheep. Heard a few negative people but if they stayed and listened to what she was saying they would have learnt something. Highly recommended
Written June 7, 2022
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Kath
United Kingdom64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We called into Aberfoyle for a coffee stop on our coach trip. We saw the centre across the car park and decided it was worth investigating. We loved looking at the ship and even saw ducks being rounded up

We had a lovely cup of coffee in the restaurant and then went shopping!! So much choice - you will definitely come out buying something and a lighter bank balance.
Written August 16, 2023
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Judith H
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
Parked here yesterday and was genuinely concerned about the welfare of the animals in the surrounding pens. As its the Wool Centre I assume they also look after the animals. The sheep seemed content and I also chatted to their shepherdess who was from a local farm . My main concern is the very small and dilapidated run for the chickens. Also the similar points for the doves. We returned after the building had closed (after a long walk ) and the chickens were shut in for the evening in an even smaller part of the run. The housing for the sheep looked old and shabby and all the signs in front of the pens are dirty and illegible . The whole area feels run down and neglected. Not what I want the tourists to experience . It echoes the comments from other reviews.
Written June 1, 2022
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Amelie R
28 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The animals are kinda cute. There’s some ducks and cute sheep with curly horns and I’m sure the shows are fun, but we arrived at the wrong time for these.

However, most of the stuff isn’t actually made out of wool (one hat said 100% polyester). Anything that isn’t clearly labelled as wool isn’t. Oh, and don’t expect anything about the history of wool. It is just a shop selling tourist clothes and trinkets. Expensive at that.
Written August 24, 2023
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Shadowfax44
Charlotte, NC74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
This is a review just for Ewe’vd Been Fleeced shop. There was not a ton of choice of wool, but the skeins that had were nice. But the lady working at the shop was so friendly and helpful. We were looking for a picturesque drive and she gave me great directions for a loop around a couple of lochs, and then the way to get back to Edinburgh. Her help really made our day special. I agree with the other reviews that I would not go out of my way for the woolen center, but the little yarn store in front is nice enough.
Written August 1, 2022
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Roger G
Glasgow, UK2,752 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Enjoyed a look around the diverse and well stocked centre and had a good lunch in the cafe. A childrens playground and outside seating available with access from the cafe. Attentive staff and quick service. Prices were fine.
Written February 7, 2023
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Pamela B
20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Two thumbs up. Great shop. Friendly staff. Excellent show. Kenny Dickson and his dog, Darcy, did an amazing job.
Great stop for the whole family.
Clean restrooms and nice cafe.
Written July 7, 2023
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