By: Bruce (offline) Monday, 14 June 2010 (Read 6139 times)
IT IS tucked away down a country lane, boasts only five staff and relies on machinery dating back to the Victorian era. Yet the tiny woollen mill on the Hebridean island of Islay has carved out a handy sideline in work for the international film industry.
Now the mill is celebrating its biggest coup after being asked to supply costumes for legendary director Steven Spielberg's latest blockbuster. Tweed outfits worn by soldiers in the Oscar-winning filmmaker's forthcoming epic War Horse will be supplied by Islay Woollen Mill.
The Maggie is one of Ealing studios lesser known comedies. A wily old skipper of a Western Isles 'Puffer' and his motley crew lead all who come into contact with them a fine old time! Many scenes on Islay!