The Scottish Wool Centre
The Scottish Wool Centre
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JohnOmaha_Nebraska
Omaha, NE113 contributions
Jul 2019
Very nice respite from a Bus trip, although the store was stocked with some quality Value-priced items, the goat/sheep review was great.
Also, there was a traditional cozy Pub about 150 yds. away on Main St.
Written March 24, 2020
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May 2022 • Friends
There were no animal to be seen apart from 2 sheep in the very last pen. We checked the times on the board but nothing happened at any of the times advertised?
Not sure why, so wouldn't rush back here, if it's the spirals you wish to see?!
Written July 3, 2022
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Michael H
Scotland, UK296 contributions
Mar 2018 • Couples
Can't say a lot about this place as it doesn't really cater for people in wheelchairs. Very hard trying to get round between the racks & afraid in case you would knock stuff off the shelf's. Couldn't get near the cafe far to many tourists banging into the wheelchair. Sheep dog display outside looked good from what we could see but again not really wheelchair friendly with having large gravel to cross.
Written April 3, 2018
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Swedishtomcat
Diss, UK3,245 contributions
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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Simon M
Newark, United Kingdom36 contributions
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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Rose
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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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Karen Clay
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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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Judith H
17 contributions
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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Shadowfax44
Charlotte, NC72 contributions
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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Ailis S
Edinburgh, UK44 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
Really disappointing, nasty tourist trap. For somewhere entitled the “Scottish wool centre” there was in fact only one stand of wool and the rest was tacky, ubiquitous, fake Scottish souvenirs. Toilets just passable. Did not try the cafe. Not at all what I would describe as a “wool centre”.
Written July 5, 2021
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