Career Stories

More than 300 job roles exist across our business, from design and manufacturing to sales and marketing. Kate and Jack Lennie, founders of the We Are Makers publication and podcast, interviewed craftspeople from our Elgin and Hawick mills about their roles at Johnstons of Elgin.




'Elgin wouldn't be the same without
Johnstons; it's part of the community.'

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Alison Burgess - Yarn Manufacturing - Twisting Senior Operator, Elgin




‘To mend, you really have to feel the garment. Everybody holds things differently. Every mend is the same at the end of the day, but we all achieve it in different ways.’
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Louise McWatters – Mending - Mending Operative, Hawick.




‘I’m proud to work for a BCorp. We’re a local business offering secure jobs to local people.' 
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Daniel Suddon – Knitting - Shima Programmer, Hawick.

Asia Mathieson, HR Advisor
‘At Johnstons of Elgin, I have developed a career I love, and I’m continually learning.’
Jamie Dickson, Knitting Supervisor
‘My Johnstons of Elgin career has helped me grow in confidence and technical ability.’